Worship Materials: Other Worship Resources

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Ceremonies are points of cohesion beyond the boundaries of reason, a journey into the shadowy mystical world of the human spirit where truth reaches beyond the logical and the literal, yet they must not violate our rational intelligence or our world view.

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Where Are You?

Where are you, my Comfort?
In fears, apprehensions
Disruptions, grief, delays

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Litany

One: May God the World Maker bless you;
Many: Let us delight in sunlight and starlight and surprises of the turning earth.

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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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Thanksgivings Inspired by the Sermon on the Mount

Oh, Source of All Gratitude, help us to be Thankful when we are tested to our limits, stretched beyond belief or relentlessly challenged; for troubled confrontation combined with honest exploration is a gateway to harmonious wisdom.

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Changing Church

Orion Pitts, Director of Music & Administrator, First United Lutheran Church, San Francisco

Over the years, I have become much more discerning about the music and the texts that we use. There are many—MANY—hymns that I have dearly loved since childhood, that I just will not use any more, because the theology in them does not reflect an experience of the Divine that I wish to perpetuate.

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We Remember Them

In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
We remember them.


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Litany of the Saints

John Becker has written a simple chant called “Litany of the Saints,” which in its original form is literally a list of saints of the Catholic Church. But it is easy to write your own lyrics!

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For All the Ways

Tune:

New words to the hymn tune “For All the Saints”…

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