Prologue: Before is Now

Before the Beginning,
Being,
The Egg,
Simply, infinitely being,
Unimpeded, and
Bang!
The Word.

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Draw Us Closer

God in our distant places
Draw us closer

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The Breeze at Dawn

by Rumi

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.

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For Peace

Almighty foundation of all that is harmonious, lead us through this passing strife.

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A Litany for Veterans

Leader: We pause to remember those who go to war in our name.
Congregation: We give thanks for courage, for love of country, for those who work to bring peace to our world.

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Wonder and Joy of Creation

On this beautiful harvest day
We celebrate the wonder and joy of creation
A beauty that brings sustenance, hope and healing to the human soul.

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God Seeds

Quoted from writings of Meister Eckhart

The seed of God is in us.
If you are an intelligent and hard-working farmer,
it will thrive and grow up into God,

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Prayer of the Farm Workers

Written by Cesar E. Chavez

Show me the suffering of the most miserable;
So I will know my people’s plight.
Free me to pray for others;
For you are present in every person.

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Song of Arising

Hearken, children, to the sound
A bird dives, screaming, to the ground
Rise out of the water!
Stand up from the water!
Children, children, rise!

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Swords into Ploughshares

We have a vision of the world not yet realised
All: Where they will beat their swords into ploughshares

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A Candle Burns

A candle is burning yellow near the rail of an altar
In the church setting its flame will likely not falter

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Discoveries

Look at me! Check it out! I am grinning like a kid again!
I am one with the world in a flow of wonder!
Land, sea and sky join in my delight

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Fear

Fear makes you crazier than safer,
Not worth the protection you pay for.
Fear’s what you feel about what you don’t know
That prevents you from knowing.

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Litany Based on John 1:1-14

In the beginning was the Word …
It all started with an act of divine self-expression.
and the Word was with God …
It all comes from the center of God.

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In the beginning, no-one could understand…

or, How Logos Found a Vehicle

In the beginning, was Logos.
Logos – logic – reason – demonstration – Logos the Word:
But Logos could not be heard.

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Working Together

We know it won’t be easy to turn the world around
We know it will take time to climb to higher ground

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Psalm 22

Oh, vacant sky! Oh, empty land!
Oh heart of mine, bereft of hope!
Why do I even bother crying? What’s the use
Of even complaining? When there is no one to hear
And no one to see my tears?

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Responsive Reading

One: God of many names and faces, we have come together for a little while; some to worship, some to lay down burdens, some to find a moment of rest.

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