Prayer

Lord, hear our prayers, those deep, unformed urgings that lead us into your presence.

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Remembrance/Peace Sunday

From the Festive Worship collection

THEME Peace with the past – peace with the present

THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION

If we are unwilling to learn from history, we commit ourselves to reliving the mistakes of our ancestors.

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Gaining Peace

I grow
Faith in forgiveness
When willing

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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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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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Simply Held

From the book THE RHYTHM OF STILLNESS

A marvelous mystery
the eternal embrace
always there
enfolding
infusing

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For Fullness

Open my heart,
Pure Healing Power
To remove emotional pain;
Open this heart
Pure Healing Power
Again, again, again

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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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What would happen if

From the book THE RHYTHM OF STILLNESS

What would happen if
I took my heavy insecurities
and slashed them into pieces
sewing them back together
into a lightweight, carefree cardigan?

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What went wrong?

What went wrong? Oh, what went wrong?

I sought to be humble
But boasted

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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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Mystery Lane

I don’t want
all the answers
for what if the answers
are wrong?

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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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Sister Spirit, Brother Spirit

Sister Spirit moves around us; Brother Spirit joins in love;
She and He together dancing crowned with holy Heavenly Dove.
May we join this dance of freedom, making heaven and earth anew;
All our gifts will blossom fully as our dreams come into view.

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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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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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Banquet of God

Written with David N. Johnson

Banquet of God, inclusive table,
All are invited to dine with the Lord.
All here are guests, honored and valued;
Come and break bread and drink wine: be restored.

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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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