Psalm 63

O dear God, I love you!
I ache for you, my heart burns for you
and only you can quench this fire

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Earth Transformed with Music!

Music has great power to touch the heart and change the world. Words we sing in worship shape our beliefs and actions. The inclusive songs in this collection will contribute to social justice, peace, equality, and expansive spiritual experience.

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Worship Materials: The Cycle of the Year

From the Seasoned Celebration collection

1. The seasons of the human heart reflect the seasons of nature.
2. For most things there is a right time but for some things such as manipulation, oppression and injustice there is never a right time.

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A Science Way of Knowing

The pursuit of science is a path on which even our ancestors excitedly trod
Supplementing holy scriptures, maybe closer to knowing the “mind of God”

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Ecumenism

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Until we discern the riches of the other tradition, any union will simply be a matter of absorption.
Uniting two traditions can create a space where a third and more life- giving form of spirituality can emerge.

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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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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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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: Ageing

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THEME Facing Reality with Hope

THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
1. Unlike our bodies our spirits need not be wearied by age but can become more and more lively day by day. To grow in spirit requires a vision that holds all things together.

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Lead Me On

From the book THE RHYTHM OF STILLNESS

Take me as I am.
Lead me on.
Lead me on
through the night of mystery
into the morning song.

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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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The Unknown Zone

Reality is lived in a physical world, a zone we know through the senses
Matter/energy that interplays, our brains perceiving tangible presences

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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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