Water | Pt. 1 | Mariel Madrid – Video

A creative dance embodying our need to protect our rivers and our earth. This would be lovely to show during a community gathering.

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Worship Materials: Wholeness and Healing

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
1. God is both the source, measure and fullness of wholeness.
2. Wholeness is a process rather than a static state:
it is not an end to the journey but the journey itself.

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Worship Materials: Remembrance of the Dead

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
1. To forget the dead is to be alienated from part of oneself.
2. When we liberate our ancestors from the myths that surround them we liberate ourselves.
3. Remembering our ancestors gives life to ourselves and also to them, for we are our ancestors and they are us.

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Worship Materials: Mystery, Mysticism

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

To look into the eyes of your beloved is to experience a mystery which the eye cannot discern.
There is no second hand mystery. Descriptions of it are a poor substitute for the experience.

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Worship Materials: Celebrating the Cosmic Processes

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

“I GREET THAT OF THE COSMOS WITHIN YOU”

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Earthcare Worship Resources

Links to collections of worship liturgies on the theme of care of the Earth

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Prayer

From the Seekers Church, Washington D.C.

Leader: Holy God of surprises,
we hear you call us to a new way of being.

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Autumn Prayer

O Dear One, we strain forward to meet you now in the silence of prayer; we press ahead, reaching for you, and as we do we notice those things that create the tension we feel between us and you.

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Worship Materials: Eucharistic Resources

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Behind the words the actions, behind the actions the mystery.

The Eucharist is a prism through which we can view the painful and joyful realities of life. It enables us to go beyond focusing on the historic events to evaluating all the events being enacted in our world and in our lives today.

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Worship Materials: Spirituality

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. Beyond the encounter with the historic Jesus is the meeting with the Inner Christ.
2. The spiritual journey takes us from self-affirmation to divine affirmation, from affirmation of the divine within to the affirmation of the divine in all people in some form or other.

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Worship Materials: Certainty and Doubt

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. It is a wise person who knows their ignorance.
2. You can never grasp all of the mystery.
You can only allow yourself to be grasped by it.

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For Hope

My agitation cannot rest, my busy mind is not attentive; hope evades me. Gloom fills darkness and dawn does not dispel my plight.

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Worship Materials: Creativity/Beauty/Imagination

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. New images arise out of the death of old images so do not be afraid of the wilderness or of the dying.
2. The journey inwards to the place of the inner child is a journey of unlearning – reclaiming trust in one’s creativity and spirituality.

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Worship Materials: Change/Evolution/Choice

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. Every apparently static order is but a temporary illusion.
2. The illusion of the order and the reality of the chaos.

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Worship Materials: Reverence and Humor

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Practice noticing what is humorous and on reflection you will be able to fill your life with laughter.
The person who can laugh at disaster has conquered it.

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Worship Materials: Interfaith

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THEME The Complexities of Spirituality
THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
Instead of concentrating on what we think is wrong with other world religions, our time could be spent more profitably on identifying what we have in common.

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Small Group Prayer

O God, our lives are like a journey, and this Small Group experience has been like a wayside inn where we have paused to be refreshed and reinvigorated for the next stage.

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Worship Materials: Beginnings and Endings of the Day and Blessings

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

ON RISING
May awareness be my companion,
love my friend
and amazement my expectation.

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