Sunday, January 28, 2018 5pm
Church for Our Common Home
13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD CA 92129
Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 revtarwater@yahoo.com

Church for Our Common Home

A new community ministry affiliated with First Unitarian Universalist Church of SD

AWE!
Art, Wisdom teachings of Christ-Sophia and the Earth
Dedicated to the Divine Feminine and Mother earth.

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Sunday January 28, 2018 5 pm

Church Mission Encouraging awe and loving intimacy with all of creation and the cosmos, we explore the visual and performing arts, dreams, wisdom teachings of Christ-Sophia in the Bible and newly found gnostic gospels, prayer, social activism, and relationships as we work to care for our common home Mother Earth, in a new kind of local and global community. We are a home church with people around the world via the Internet, exploring a new eco-feminist religious story for our time. 

Our Common Home, a church and counseling center a new non-profit, provides religious and psychological services to awaken to the moral and ecologic crisis as an invitation for spiritual growth and creating loving community with all of creation, caring for our common home, Mother Earth

Meditation “No man can concentrate his attention upon evil, of even upon the idea of evil, and remain unaffected. To be more against the devil that for God is exceedingly dangerous. Every crusader is apt to go mad. He is haunted by the wickedness which he attributes to his enemies; it becomes in come sort a part of him.” Aldous Huxley’s The Devil of Loudon

Welcome and Check in, Lighting of Candles and Incense

Invocation in Unison God of love, you are the circle that leaves no one out, remove from this sacred place of worship all fear, close mindedness  and competition. Fill us with  your light that we may be open to your omnipresent healing love. Amen

Musical Invocation and Prayer to the Earth Our Dear, Dear Mother by   Raffi   Our dear, dear Mother, daily provider, earth be your name. The time has come, to honor you, to know you and to show our love.” 1.You give us each day our daily grain, kissed by the sun and kissed by the rain. Teach us now to find a way to care for you in our work and play. Chorus2.Within the beauty of your silent spin, we know you’re hurting and we feel your pain your pain. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus

Sharing of Announcements and reading of church mission

Musical response     Down to the River to Pray  

Passing of the Peace God Loves You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It

 Scriptures Gospel of Mark 1:21-28, NRSV They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” 25But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.27They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.

Philippians 4:8-9 NRSV Finally, beloved,[a] whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about[b] these things. 9 Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

Reflection  Exorcism Rev. Bonnie

Musical Prayers of Thanks Thanks a Lot by Raffi

Thanks a lot. Thanks for the sun in the sky. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the whispering wind. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the moon lit night. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the wonder in me. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the clouds so high.

Thanks a lot. Thanks for the birds in the spring. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the stars so bright. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the way we feel. Thanks for the animals, Thanks for the land. Thanks for the people everywhere, Thank you God. Thanks for all we’ve got. Thank you God for all we’ve got.

Prayers of Confession in Unison Merciful God, We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole hearts and mind and strength; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We now offer you in silence those ways we have sinned. (Silence and bell) We ask for pardon that we may delight in your loving forgiveness. Amen (adapted from Presbyterian worship book)

Prayers of the People: Petitions and Intercessions

 Silent Prayer and Unison Prayer  Mother/Father God who is within us, we celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come, your will be done, unfolding from the depths within us. Each day you give us all that we need. You remind us of our limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us, now and forever. Amen

 Holy Communion

 Offering and Closing Musical Prayer  St Francis of Assisi Prayer

Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy, And where there is sadness, joy, joy, joy. God grant that I may not so much see; To be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born, to Eternal Life. Amen, Amen, Amen

Check Out           (Please share any insights and how are you feeling?)

 Anointing and Benediction         Blessing Song           by Miriam Therese Winters

May the blessings of God go before you. May her grace and peace abound. May her spirit live within you. May her love wrap you round. May her blessings remain with you always. May you walk on holy ground. 

Announcements: We are witnessing the 6th extinction of life on earth and we gather for worship, prayer and community every Sunday at 5 pm and we need one another more than ever. Jesus taught that, “the truth will set you free.” Following worship we invite you to the Mary Magdalene Cafe for a pot luck dinner at 6 pm, with vegetarian soup or main dish and drinks provided. Weather permitting we share a bon fire, star gazing and dancing. We offer weekly study of the scriptures including the gnostic gospels and in Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer, dream sharing, creative and artistic projects as spiritual practice, social justice activism, as well as monthly Taize chanting, prayer  and healing services.  Dogs welcome at worship.

Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. has agreed to come April 21 and 22 Earth Day weekend to be a presenter at First UU Church  of SD. This will help introduce Church for Our Common Home as a new community ministry. Rev. Bonnie is now an official  “Affiliated Community Minister” of First UU Church of SD.

Special thanks to the new Committee of Ministry for your service! 6 pm meeting today in back office after worship.

Weekly Lectio Divina  and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures for following Sunday every Wednesday, 10-11 am.

Monthly Taize first Sunday of every month 5 pm, Feb.4, 2018

Monthly Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 5 pm Jan 21.

Dream Circle every first and third Sunday before church 3-5 pm

San Diego 350.org, Greenpeace and Oceana event, Feb 3, 11-1 pm beach in front of Belmont Park. Anyone want to make sign and go?

Dance Celebration with One Billion Rising Sunday Feb 7th and Valentine’s Day Wed. Feb. 14th 2018.

Come help paint our new dance floor?

Movie Night 3rd Saturday Feb 17,  7 pm “Rupert Sheldrake”

Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 revtarwater@yahoo.com. www.churchforourcommonhome.com If you would like a pastoral call, contact Bonnie.

Church for Our Common Home, 13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD CA 92129

Mary Magdalene Café Please join us after worship for our communion of vegetarian pot luck as well as  music, dancing, walking the snake labyrinth and bon fires-- weather and energy permitting. 

Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 revtarwater@yahoo.com. www.churchforourcommonhome.com If you would like a pastoral call, contact Bonnie. 
Church for Our Common Home, 13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD CA 92129  


Sunday, January 21, 2018 5pm
Church for Our Common Home
13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD CA 92129
Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 revtarwater@yahoo.com. 

 

Church for Our Common Home

A new community ministry affiliated with First Unitarian Universalist Church of SD

AWE!
Art, Wisdom teachings of Christ-Sophia and the Earth
Dedicated to the Divine Feminine and Mother earth.

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Sunday January 21, 2018 5pm
Prayer and Healing Worship
Church Mission Encouraging awe and loving intimacy with all of creation and the cosmos, we explore the visual and performing arts, dreams, wisdom teachings of Christ-Sophia in the Bible and newly found gnostic gospels, prayer, social activism, and relationships as we work to care for our common home Mother Earth, in a new kind of local and global community. We are a home church with people around the world via the Internet, exploring a new eco-feminist religious story for our time. 

Our Common Home, a church and counseling center a new non-profit, provides religious and psychological services to awaken to the moral and ecologic crisis as an invitation for spiritual growth and creating loving community with all of creation, caring for our common home, Mother Earth.  

Meditation "If prayer were a conventional form of energy, it should weaken as distance is increased, and this does not happen. If it were energy, its effects could be shielded, but this has not proved possible. This suggests that prayer does not involve any conventional form of energy or signal, that it does not travel from here to there, and that it may not "go" anywhere at all. It then  may be simultaneously present everywhere, enveloping sender, object and Loving GOD (my addition) [the Almighty] all at once." Healing Words, Dr. Larry Doseey MD

Welcome and Check in Lighting of Candles
Invocation in Unison God of love, you are the circle that leaves no one out, remove from this sacred place of worship all fear, close mindedness  and competition. Fill us with  your light that we may be open to your omnipresent healing love. Amen
Musical Invocation and Prayer to the Earth Our Dear, Dear Mother by   Raffi   Our dear, dear Mother, daily provider, earth be your name. The time has come, to honor you, to know you and to show our love.” 1.You give us each day our daily grain, kissed by the sun and kissed by the rain. Teach us now to find a way to care for you in our work and play. Chorus2.Within the beauty of your silent spin, we know you’re hurting and we feel your pain your pain. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus

Sharing of Announcements and reading of church mission

Musical response     Down to the River to Pray          

Passing of the Peace God Loves You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It

Scriptures 1 Corinthians 12:26, 27 “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. Now you are the body of God and individually members of God.” Bonnie’s translation.
Gospel of Thomas 14. Jesus said to them, … when people take you in, eat what they serve you and heal the sick among them.

Reflection Holy Union of  Science,  Religion and God: Physicists, Medical Doctors, Biologists, and Mother’s Explain Prayer.             Rev. Bonnie

Musical Prayers of Thanks                  Thanks a Lot         by Raffi
Thanks a lot. Thanks for the sun in the sky. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the whispering wind. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the moon lit night. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the wonder in me. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the clouds so high. 
Thanks a lot. Thanks for the birds in the spring. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the stars so bright. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the way we feel. Thanks for the animals, Thanks for the land. Thanks for the people everywhere, Thank you God. Thanks for all we’ve got. Thank you God for all we’ve got.

Prayers of Confession in Unison Merciful God, We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole hearts and mind and strength; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We ask for pardon that we may delight in your loving forgiveness. Amen (adapted from Presbyterian worship book) 

Prayers of the People: Petitions and Intercessions (in unison “God hear our Prayer”)

Silent Prayer and Unison Prayer  Mother/Father God who is within us, we celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come, your will be done, unfolding from the depths within us. Each day you give us all that we need. You remind us of our limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us, now and forever. Amen 

Guided Meditation  Imagination and the Arts as a Path to Prayer and God. God of Love, In Awe we pray with you, you who are like the light within us and water around us. May we awaken that we are breathing and swimming  in you. Amen

Prayer over Oil  and Chanting Alleluia, (repeat) Kiss the Bride of Christ Mary Magdalene.

Anointing
Offering and Closing Musical Prayer  St Francis of Assisi Prayer
Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy, And where there is sadness, joy, joy, joy. God grant that I may not so much see; To be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born, to Eternal Life. Amen, Amen, Amen

Check Out           (Please share any insights and how are you feeling?)

Benediction         Blessing Song           by Miriam Therese Winters
May the blessings of God go before you. May her grace and peace abound. May her spirit live within you. May her love wrap you round. May her blessings remain with you always. May you walk on holy ground.

Announcements: We are witnessing the 6th extinction of life on earth and we gather for worship, prayer and community every Sunday at 5 pm and we need one another more than ever. Jesus taught that, “the truth will set you free.” Following worship we invite you to the Mary Magdalene Cafe for a pot luck dinner at 6 pm, with vegetarian soup or main dish and drinks provided. Weather permitting we share a bon fire, star gazing and dancing. We offer weekly study of the scriptures including the gnostic gospels and in Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer, dream sharing, creative and artistic projects as spiritual practice, social justice activism, as well as monthly Taize chanting, prayer  and healing services.  Dogs welcome at worship. 

We are now  newly officially an “Affiliated Community Ministry” of First UU Church of SD. 
Special thanks to the new Committee of Ministry for your service!\
6 pm meeting today in back office after worship.
Weekly Lectio Divina  and Centering Prayer
 Contemplation of scriptures for following Sunday every Wednesday, 10-11 am.
Monthly Taize first Sunday of every month 5 pm, Feb.4, 2018
Monthly Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 5 pm Jan 21.
Dream Circle every first and third Sunday before church 3-5 pm
San Diego 350.org, Greenpeace and Oceana event, Feb 3, 11-1 pm
beach in front of Belmont Park. Anyone want to make sign and go?
Dance Celebration with One Billion Rising Sunday Feb 7th and Valentine’s Day Wed. Feb. 14th 2018.
Movie Night 3rd Saturday Feb 17,  7 pm “Rupert Sheldrake” 

Mary Magdalene Café Please join us after worship for our communion of vegetarian pot luck as well as  music, dancing, walking the snake labyrinth and bon fires-- weather and energy permitting.

Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 revtarwater@yahoo.com. www.churchforourcommonhome.com If you would like a pastoral call, contact Bonnie. 
Church for Our Common Home, 13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD CA 92129 


Sunday, January 7, 2018 5pm
Church for Our Common Home
13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD CA 92129
Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 revtarwater@yahoo.com. 

 

Church for Our Common Home

A new community ministry affiliated with First Unitarian Universalist Church of SD

AWE!
Art, Wisdom teachings of Christ-Sophia and the Earth
Dedicated to the Divine Feminine and Mother earth.

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Taize Worship 

Sunday, January 7, 2018 5pm  

Our Common Home, a church and counseling center a new non-profit, provides religious and psychological services to awaken to the moral and ecologic crisis as an invitation for spiritual growth and creating loving community with all of creation, caring for our common home, Mother Earth.

Lighting of Candles, Welcome and Check in

Invocation    Our Dear, Dear Mother by   Raffi   
Our dear, dear Mother, daily provider, earth be your name. The time has come, to honor you, to know you and to show our love.” 1.You give us each day our daily grain, kissed by the sun and kissed by the rain. Teach us now to find a way to care for you in our work and play. Chorus2.Within the beauty of your silent spin, we know you’re hurting and we feel your pain your pain. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus

Passing of the Peace God Loves You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It

Sharing of Announcements

Prayer  Dear God,  Goddess, You who we call by many names, You are in us and all over the place- in every living thing,  up and down, inside our bodies  and  in  the vastness of the galaxies-- we come  to say thank you. You who are creativity, energy and light,  are dancing in star dust and stars, plants and animals, oceans and  mountains, clouds and  sky, miraculous  life that  dances  invisibly in our cells and atoms; You who come to us in dreams  and visions, we long to commune and dance with you during this New Year. You are the net of intimacy  of all sacred living things. You God are the unity and source of all, beyond words yet as close as our breath.  You who are love, beauty and truth, we are in awe of your majesty. Thank you for the miraculous and sacred interconnectedness of  creation. Gratitude and awe fill our hearts simultaneously as you animate us in this present moment as we breath in and out.  We say thank you.  (Silence) 
May this pray reach those who have cast you out of their hearts and are feeling lonely and alienation, (Silence)  We pray for those who are suffering from poverty as well as poverty of spirit, (Silence)  Those in war torn catastrophes in far way places like Yemen, and Syria as well as those places of terror for children and the vulnerable in domestic violence, and in gangs of our American cities.   (Silence)  We pray for  those who are sick,  those who suffer from addiction, mental illness and  for those who are mourning. (Silence)  We pray for those who are dying and being born. We pray for all those who have asked for our prayers, our clients and those in our church.  (Silence)  We pray for Mother Earth, for all creatures, plants, animals and minerals.   (Silence)  

We come  to make confession for we are often self-centered and  ignorant of the harm we do. Please forgive us for those things we know we have done and for those things we do not know we have done. We long to be close to you, Gracious God and to become more loving to ourselves and all of creation. Please guide us in this time of global and ecological crisis that Our Common Home, a church and counseling center will be a source of service, inspiration, healing and love.  Amen, Shalom and Blessed Be

Prayers (We will go around the circle and you are invited to lift up prayers of those in need or say Pass.) 

Unison Prayer  Mother/Father God who is within us, we celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come, your will be done, unfolding from the depths within us. Each day you give us all that we need. You remind us of our limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us, now and forever. Amen 

Taize  (see insert) 

Closing Prayer         St Francis of Assisi Prayer
Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy, And where there is sadness, joy, joy, joy. God grant that I may not so much see; To be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born, to Eternal Life. Amen, Amen, Amen

Check Out (How are you feeling and how did you feel about  worship?)

Benediction         Blessing Song           by Miriam Therese Winters
May the blessings of God go before you. May her grace and peace abound. May her spirit live within you. May her love wrap you round. May her blessings remain with you always. May you walk on holy ground. 

Silence
Chant Be still and know that I am God, Be still and know that I am, Be still and know that I,  Be still and know that, Be still and know, Be still and, Be still, Be. (repeat) 
Scripture  Gospel of Mark 1:4-11
Silence

Chant Our God is our light, Our light and salvation. In God I trust. In God I trust. (repeat) 
Scripture Gospel of Mark 1:23-27
Silence

Chant Holy Spirit  come to us, kindle in us the fire of your love, Holy Spirit, come to us, Holy Spirit, come to us.”(repeat)
Scripture Gospel of Mark 1:29-31
Silence

Chant Christ-Sophia your light shines within us. Let not my doubts nor my darkness speak to me. Christ-Sophia your light shines within us. Let my heart always welcome your love.” (repeat)
Scripture Gospel of Mark 1:32-35
Silence

Chant “Come and fill my heart with your peace, you the God of love are holy. Come and fill our hearts with your peace”
Scripture Gospel of Mark 1:36-39
Silence

Chant  O God hear my prayer. O God hear my prayer. When I call answer me. O God hear my prayer.  God hear my prayer. Come and listen to me. (repeat) 
Scripture Gospel Mark 1:40-44
Silence

Chant Alleluia, (repeat) Kiss the Bride of Christ Mary Magdalene
Scripture Gospel of Mark 6:12-13 “And so they set off, proclaiming repentance as they went. They cast out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.”
Silence
Chant El Shaddia, El Shaddai, El Elyon na Adonia. Age to age your still the same, by the power of your many names. El Shaddia, El Shaddai, El Elyon na Adonia We will praise and lift you hight, El Shadai. (repeat) 
Anointing

Announcements: We are witnessing the 6th extinction of life on earth and we gather for worship, prayer and community every Sunday at 5 pm and we need one another more than ever. Jesus taught that, “the truth will set you free.” Following worship we invite you to the Mary Magdalene Cafe for a pot luck dinner at 6 pm, with vegetarian soup or main dish and drinks provided. Weather permitting we share a bon fire, star gazing and dancing. We offer weekly study of the scriptures including the gnostic gospels and in Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer, dream sharing, creative and artistic projects as spiritual practice, social justice activism, as well as monthly Taize chanting, prayer  and healing services.  Dogs welcome at worship. 

We are now  newly officially an “Affiliated Community Ministry” of First UU Church of SD. 
Weekly Lectio Divina  and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures for following Sunday every Wednesday, 10-11 am.
Monthly Taize first Sunday of every month 5 pm, Jan 7, 2018
Monthly Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 5 pm Jan 21.
Dream Circle every first and third Sunday before church 3-5 pm
Martin Luther King Jr.
Join All People Celebration in there 30th year!  Our church will have a table of 8 people.  Monday morning Jan. 15, 2018.
Dance Celebration with One Billion Rising Sunday Feb 7th and Valentine’s Day Wed. Feb. 14th 2018.


Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 revtarwater@yahoo.com. www.churchforourcommonhome.com If you would like a pastoral call, contact Bonnie.


11/26/17

Church for Our Common Home

AWE!
Art, Wisdom teachings of Christ-Sophia and the Earth
Dedicated to the Divine Feminine and Mother earth.

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Worship

Sunday November 26, 2017, 5 pm  

Our Common Home, a church and counseling center a new non-profit, provides religious and psychological services to awaken to the moral and ecologic crisis as an invitation for spiritual growth and creating loving community with all of creation, caring for our common home, Mother Earth.

Meditation “Make a joyful noise to the Beloved all people of the earth! Serve Love with a glad heart. Join hands in the great Dance of Life!” Psalm 100  edited by Nan C. Merrill

Welcome and Check in

Invocation      Eternal Our God (call and response) 

Passing of the Peace       God Loves You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It!

Sharing of Announcements

Opening Hymn       We Gather Together    

Opening Musical Prayer       Our Dear, Dear Mother by Raffi   
Our dear, dear Mother, daily provider, earth be your name. The time has come, to honor you, to know you and to show our love.” 1.You give us each day our daily grain, kissed by the sun and kissed by the rain. Teach us now to find a way to care for you in our work and play. Chorus2.Within the beauty of your silent spin, we know you’re hurting and we feel your pain your pain. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus

Prayer in Unison  Dear God,  Goddess, You who we call by many names, You are in us and all over the place- in every living thing,  up and down, inside our bodies  and you who we live inside, for you are the vastness of the galaxies-- we come  to say thank you. You are creativity, energy and light, and you are dancing in star dust and stars, plants and animals, oceans and  mountains, clouds and  air, and all  life that  dances  in cells and atoms; You who are love,  truth, dreams  and all holiness that is  invisible to our eyes.  You who are the net of relationships —you are an awesome God and we give you thanks.  You God are the unity that is the all, beyond words yet as close as our breath.  You who are the sacred interconnectedness-- we give thanks for our part of your miraculous oneness of creation. Our hearts are filled with awe and gratitude for our life and for all life and for you gracious God that animates us all.  Thank you.  We come also to make confession for we are often selfish,  greedy as well as ignorant of the harm we do and we ask  for your forgiveness. Please forgive us for the harm we do intentionally and the harm we do that we are not aware of.  We long to be close to you and to spiritually grow and become more loving to all of creation. Please guide us in this time of global and ecological crisis that Our Common Home, a church and counseling center will be a source of service, inspiration, healing and love.  Amen

Prayers  (We will go around the circle and you are invited to lift up prayers of those in need or say Pass.) 

Unison Prayer  Mother/Father God who is within us, we celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come, your will be done, unfolding from the depths within us. Each day you give us all that we need. You remind us of our limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us, now and forever. Ame  

Scriptures Psalm 100  (see insert) and Gospel of Matthew 25:34-4
       The Inclusive Bible the First Egalitarian Translatio

Reflection and Sharing Sharing  Dominant Over Versus the ‘Least of These’ Value System; Connecting Me Too #   gwith Treatment of Mother Earth    

Hymn Sophia

Anointing

Closing Prayer         St Francis of Assisi Prayer
Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy, And where there is sadness, joy, joy, joy. God grant that I may not so much see; To be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born, to Eternal Life. Amen, Amen, Amen

Check Out (How are you feeling and how did you feel about our time together?)

Benediction         Blessing Song           by Miriam Therese Winters
May the blessings of God go before you. May her grace and peace abound. May her spirit live within you. May her love wrap you round. May her blessings remain with you always. May you walk on holy ground. 

Announcements: We are witnessing the 6th extinction of life on earth and we gather for worship, prayer and community every Sunday at 5 pm for Jesus taught us that, “truth will set you free!”  Following worship we invite you to the Mary Magdalene Cafe for a pot luck dinner at 6 pm, with soup and drinks provided. Weather permitting share a bon fire,  star gazing and dancing. We offer weekly study of the gnostic gospels and world wisdom scriptures in Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer, dream sharing, creative and artistic projects as spiritual practice and social justice activism, as well as monthly Taize chanting services.  Dogs welcome at worship

First UU Church Board of Trustees voted unanimously to make Our Come Home a Community Ministry of the church! We are officially now a part of the Unitarian Universalist denomination!

Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. has agreed to come to SD around Earth Day for a program!
Weekly Lectio Divina  and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures for following Sunday every Wednesday, 10-11 am.
Monthly Taize first Sunday of every month 5 pm, Dec. 3, 2017
Advent Dream Series Dec. 3,10, 17, 24
. “Conscious Contact with God Every Night in Dreams”
Christmas Candle Light and Christmas Carol Sing along Sunday Dec. 24 5 pm and 6 pm Christmas Party Pot luck!
New Year’s Eve alcohol free party 6-9 with music by Tijs Groen with finger food, dream sharing, guided mediation, silent meditative walk of the snake labyrinth by candle light, fire ritual and dancing.
Martin Luther King Jr. Join All People Celebration, 30th year our church table, $50 a person, scholarships available,  Monday morning Jan. 15, 2018.
Dance Celebration with One Billion Rising Sunday Feb 7th and Valentine’s Day Wed. Feb. 14th 2018.

Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 revtarwater@yahoo.com. www.churchforourcommonhome.com If you would like a pastoral call, contact Bonnie.
 


11/19/17

Church for Our Common Home

AWE!
Art, Wisdom teachings of Christ-Sophia and the Earth
Dedicated to the Divine Feminine and Mother earth.

 

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Thanksgiving Worship

Saturday, November 19, 2017, 5 pm 

Our Common Home, a church and counseling center a new non-profit, provides religious and psychological services to awaken to the moral and ecologic crisis as an invitation for spiritual growth and creating loving community with all of creation, caring for our common home, Mother Earth.

Meditation “Make a joyful noise to the Beloved all people of the earth! Serve Love with a glad heart. Join hands in the great Dance of Life!” Psalm 100  edited by Nan C. Merrill

Welcome and Check in

Invocation      Eternal Our God (call and response) 

Passing of the Peace       God Loves You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It!

Sharing of Announcements

Opening Hymn       We Gather Together    

Opening Musical Prayer       Our Dear, Dear Mother by Raffi   
Our dear, dear Mother, daily provider, earth be your name. The time has come, to honor you, to know you and to show our love.” 1.You give us each day our daily grain, kissed by the sun and kissed by the rain. Teach us now to find a way to care for you in our work and play. Chorus2.Within the beauty of your silent spin, we know you’re hurting and we feel your pain your pain. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus

Prayer in Unison  Dear God, You who are in us and all over the place, up and down, inside our bodies  and outside it, in the energy and light, galaxies and stars,  the plants and animals, oceans and in the dancing cells invisible to our eyes, you who are the net of relationships that animates everything that is we give thanks.  You God are the unity that is the all, the passion and love and beauty of our sacred interconnectedness and are hearts are filled with gratitude. Please guide us in this time of global and ecological crisis now and always to be your instruments of peace, justice and love.  Amen

Prayers

Unison Prayer  Mother/Father God who is within us, we celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come, your will be done, unfolding from the depths within us. Each day you give us all that we need. You remind us of our limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us, now and forever. Amen 

Children’s Story      Thanksgiving at the Tappelton’s

Scriptures Psalm 100  (see insert) edited by Nan C. Merrill  
Singing of Psalms 98 and 100 (see insert) 

Reflection         Thank you God and to  Everyone Who Has  Loved Us!
and Sharing “I am grateful for…..”    

Hymn            El Shaddai (God like the breast of mountains) 

Anointing

Closing Prayer         St Francis of Assisi Prayer
Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy, And where there is sadness, joy, joy, joy. God grant that I may not so much see; To be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born, to Eternal Life. Amen, Amen, Amen

Check Out (How are you feeling and how did you feel about our time together?)

Benediction         Blessing Song           by Miriam Therese Winters
May the blessings of God go before you. May her grace and peace abound. May her spirit live within you. May her love wrap you round. May her blessings remain with you always. May you walk on holy ground. 

Announcements: We are witnessing the 6th extinction of life on earth and we gather for worship, prayer and community every Sunday at 5 pm for Jesus taught us that, “truth will set you free!”  Following worship we invite you to the Mary Magdalene Cafe for a pot luck dinner at 6 pm, with soup and drinks provided. Weather permitting share a bon fire,  star gazing and dancing. We offer weekly study of the gnostic gospels and world wisdom scriptures in Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer, dream sharing, creative and artistic projects as spiritual practice and social justice activism, as well as monthly Taize chanting services.  Dogs welcome at worship

New Affiliation with Unitarian Universalist denomination!

Weekly Lectio Divina  and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures for following Sunday every Wednesday, 10-11 am.
Monthly Taize first Sunday of every month 5 pm, Dec. 3, 2017
Advent Dream Series Dec. 3,10, 17, 24
. “Conscious Contact with God Every Night in Dreams”
Christmas Candle Light and Christmas Carol Sing along Sunday Dec. 24 5 pm and 6 pm Christmas Party Pot luck!
New Year’s Eve alcohol free party 6-9 with music by Tijs Groen with finger food, dream sharing, guided mediation, silent meditative walk of the snake labyrinth by candle light, fire ritual and dancing.
Martin Luther King Jr. Join All People Celebration, 30th year our church table, $50 a person, scholarships available,  Monday morning Jan. 15, 2018.
Dance Celebration with One Billion Rising Sunday Feb 7th and Valentine’s Day Wed. Feb. 14th 2018.

Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 revtarwater@yahoo.com. www.churchforourcommonhome.com If you would like a pastoral call, contact Bonnie. 


11/12/17

Church for Our Common Home

AWE!
Art, Wisdom teachings of Christ-Sophia and the Earth
Dedicated to the Divine Feminine and Mother earth

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Worship

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 5 pm 

Our Common Home, a church and counseling center a new non-profit, provides religious and psychological services to awaken to the moral and ecologic crisis as an invitation for spiritual growth and creating loving community with all of creation, caring for our common home, Mother Earth.

Meditation  42:13 AND I FELT MY SOUL AND ALL THAT I COULD SEE DISSOLVE AND VANISH IN A BRILLIANT LIGHT, IN A LIKENESS UNTO THE SUN. AND IN THE LIGHT, I BEHELD A WOMAN OF EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTY, CLOTHED IN GARMENTS OF BRILLIANT WHITE. THE FIGURE EXTENDED ITS ARMS, AND I FELT MY SOUL DRAWN INTO ITS EMBRACE, AND IN THAT MOMENT I WAS FREED FROM THE WORLD, The Gospel of the Beloved Companion: The Complete Gospel of Mary Magdalene" by Jehanne de Quillan

Welcome and Check in

Invocation      Eternal Our God (call and response) 

Passing of the Peace       God Loves You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It!

Sharing of Announcements

Opening Hymn       We Gather Together    

Opening Musical Prayer       Our Dear, Dear Mother by Raffi   
Our dear, dear Mother, daily provider, earth be your name. The time has come, to honor you, to know you and to show our love.” 1.You give us each day our daily grain, kissed by the sun and kissed by the rain. Teach us now to find a way to care for you in our work and play. Chorus 2. Within the beauty of your silent spin, we know you’re hurting and we feel your pain your pain. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus

I went down to the River to Pray
Attributed to George H. Allan in the Slave Songbook of 1867
I went down to the river to pray, studying about that good old way and who shall wear the starry crown, good God show me the way. Oh Laina, let’s go down, let’s go down, come on down, Oh Laina, let’s go down, down in the river to pray. (Repeat- Oh Nasiya, let’s go down…) 

Unison Prayer  Mother/Father God who is within us, we celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come, your will be done, unfolding from the depths within us. Each day you give us all that we need. You remind us of our limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us, now and forever. Amen 

Scriptures The Gospel of the Beloved Companion

Musical response  Medley  Tis a Gift to Be Simple, 
Lord of the Dance  and Appalachian Spring  
       
American Shaker tune and Aron Copland

'Tis the gift to be free 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be And when we find ourselves in the place just right It will be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained To bow and to bend, we will not be ashamed To turn, turn, will be our delight 'Til by turning, turning, we come round right.

I danced in the morning. When the world was begun, And I danced in the moon. And the stars and the sun, And I came down from heaven And I danced on the earth, At San Diego I had my birth. 
Dance, then, wherever you may be, I am the God/ess of the Dance, said she, And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be, And I'll lead you all in the Dance, said she.

Reflection     Divine Feminine Metaphors for God;El Shaddai; 
          God is like the Mountains with Breasts
              Rev. Bonnie

Hymn                El Shaddai

Anointing

Closing Prayer         St Francis of Assisi Prayer
Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy, And where there is sadness, joy, joy, joy. God grant that I may not so much see; To be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born, to Eternal Life. Amen, Amen, Amen

Check Out (How are you feeling and how did you feel about our time together?)

Benediction         Blessing Song           by Miriam Therese Winters
May the blessings of God go before you. May her grace and peace abound. May her spirit live within you. May her love wrap you round. May her blessings remain with you always. May you walk on holy ground. 

The Gospel of the Beloved Companion

42:12 AND I SAW MY SOUL, NOW FREE OF ALL DARKNESS, ASCEND AGAIN TO BE FILLED WITH THE LIGHT AND GOODNESS THAT IS THE SPIRIT. AND I WAS FILLED WITH A FIERCE JOY AS MY SOUL TURNED TO FIRE AND FLEW UPWARDS IN THE FLAMES FROM WHENCE MY MASTER SHOWED ME THE EIGHTH AND FINAL BOUGH, UPON WHICH BURNED THE FRUIT OF THE GRACE AND BEAUTY OF THE SPIRIT.

42:13 AND I FELT MY SOUL AND ALL THAT I COULD SEE DISSOLVE AND VANISH IN A BRILLIANT LIGHT, IN A LIKENESS UNTO THE SUN. AND IN THE LIGHT, I BEHELD A WOMAN OF EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTY, CLOTHED IN GARMENTS OF BRILLIANT WHITE. THE FIGURE EXTENDED ITS ARMS, AND I FELT MY SOUL DRAWN INTO ITS EMBRACE, AND IN THAT MOMENT I WAS FREED FROM THE WORLD, AND I REALIZED THAT THE FETTER OF FORGETFULNESS WAS TEMPORARY. FROM NOW ON, I SHALL REST THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE TIME OF THE AGE IN SILENCE. AND THEN, AS IF FROM A GREAT DISTANCE, I HEARD THE VOICE OF MY MASTER TELL ME, ‘MIRYAM, WHOM I HAVE CALLED THE MIGDALAH, NOW YOU HAVE SEEN THE ALL, AND HAVE KNOWN THE TRUTH OF YOUR SELF; THE TRUTH THAT IS I AM. NOW YOU HAVE BECOME THE COMPLETION OF COMPLETIONS.’ AND THUS, THE VISION ENDED.

42:14 THIS IS WHAT MY MASTER HAS TOLD AND SHOWN ME. AND ONLY FROM THE TRUTH I TELL YOU, THAT ALL THAT I HAVE REVEALED TO YOU IS TRUE. 42:15 WHEN THE MIGDALAH HAD TOLD OF ALL THAT YESHUA HAD SAID AND DONE, SHE FELL SILENT, SINCE IT WAS IN THAT SILENCE THAT YESHUA HAD SPOKEN WITH HER AND REVEALED THESE TRUTHS

Announcements: We are witnessing the 6th extinction of life on earth and we gather for worship, prayer and community every Sunday at 5 pm for Jesus taught us that, “truth will set you free!”  Following worship we invite you to the Mary Magdalene Cafe for a pot luck dinner at 6 pm, with soup and drinks provided. Weather permitting  share a bon fire,  star gazing and dancing. We offer weekly study of the gnostic gospels and world wisdom scriptures in Lectio Divina and  Centering Prayer, dream sharing, creative and artistic projects as spiritual practice and social justice activism, as well as monthly Taize chanting services.  Dogs welcome at worship.

New Affiliation with Unitarian Universalist denomination!

 Weekly Lectio Divina  and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures for following Sunday every Wednesday, 10-11 am.

Thanksgiving pot luck party after worship Sunday before Thanksgiving Nov. 19th!

Monthly Taize first Sunday of every month 5 pm, Dec. 3, 2017

Advent Dream Series Dec. 3,10, 17, 24. “Conscious Contact with God Every Night in Dreams”

Christmas Candle Light and Christmas Carol Sing along Sunday Dec. 24 5 pm and 6 pm Christmas Party Pot luck!

New Year’s Eve alcohol free party with dream sharing, guided mediation, silent meditative walk of the snake labyrinth by candle light, fire ritual and dancing.

Dance Celebration with One Billion Rising Sunday Feb 7th and Valentine’s Day Wed. Feb. 14th 2018.

Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 revtarwater@yahoo.com. www.churchforourcommonhome.com If you would like a pastoral call, contact Bonnie


11/11/17

Church for Our Common Home

AWE!
Art, Wisdom teachings of Christ-Sophia and the Earth
Dedicated to the Divine Feminine and Mother earth.

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Baby Blessing
Laina Anita Zvaifler and Nasiya Sorrell Oretga

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 4 pm

 Our Common Home, a church and counseling center a new non-profit, provides religious and psychological services to awaken to the moral and ecologic crisis as an invitation for spiritual growth and creating loving community with all of creation, caring for our common home, Mother Earth. 

Meditation “The prophet Miriam, picked up a tambourine and all the women followed her dancing, with tambourines.”

       Exodus 15:20 Inclusive Bible New Egalitarian Translation

Welcome and Check in

 Invocation                  Eternal Our God (call and response)

Passing of the Peace God Loves You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It!

Sharing of Announcements Please write a prayer or message of wisdom one for Laina and one for Nasiya on the dancing picture during the worship service.  

Prayers “’Grandma how do you pray? ’You ask God for help and you

              say thank you and when you sing you pray twice.’”

Musical Prayer          Our Dear, Dear Mother by   Raffi  

Our dear, dear Mother, daily provider, earth be your name. The time has come, to honor you, to know you and to show our love.” 1.You give us each day our daily grain, kissed by the sun and kissed by the rain. Teach us now to find a way to care for you in our work and play. Chorus2.Within the beauty of your silent spin, we know you’re hurting and we feel your pain your pain. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus

I went down to the River to Pray

Attributed to George H. Allan in the Slave Songbook of 1867

I went down to the river to pray, studying about that good old way and who shall wear the starry crown, good God show me the way. Oh Laina, let’s go down, let’s go down, come on down, Oh Laina, let’s go down, down in the river to pray. (Repeat- Oh Nasiya, let’s go down…)

Unison Prayer  Mother/Father God who is within us, we celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come, your will be done, unfolding from the depths within us. Each day you give us all that we need. You

remind us of our limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us, now and forever. Amen

Scriptures Zephaniah 3:17 ..for Yahweh your God is  in your midst…and will rejoice and dance over you and be glad of it: God will show you love once more, and exult with songs of joy and soothe those who are grieving.(rejoice in Hebrew means to spin around under the influence of violent emotion AKA to  DANCE!)

Inclusive Bible New Egalitarian Translation

The Round Dance of the Cross Gnostic, Jesus told us to form a circle and hold each other’s hands and he himself stood in the middle….He said, ‘I will play the flute, Dance everyone…the whole universe takes part in the dance. Whoever does not dance does not know what happens. Amen.’

                          The Gnostic Bible edited by Marvin Meyers

 Musical response  Medley  Tis a Gift to Be Simple,

Lord of the Dance  and Appalachian Spring             

American Shaker tune and Aron Copland

'Tis the gift to be free 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be
And when we find ourselves in the place just right
It will be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gained To bow and to bend, we will not be ashamed To turn, turn, will be our delight 'Til by turning, turning, we come round right.

I danced in the morning. When the world was begun, And I danced in the moon. And the stars and the sun, And I came down from heaven And I danced on the earth, At San Diego I had my birth. 

Dance, then, wherever you may be, I am the God/ess of the Dance, said she, And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be, And I'll lead you all in the Dance, said she.

Reflection Laina and Nisiya God is Calling you to Dance Rev. Bonnie

Blessing (Call and response)  Laina Anita Zvaifler

         and Nasiya Sorrell Oretga

 Leader: Laina and Nasiya, we come to give you our blessing.  We ask you, gracious God, to bless Laina and Nasiya now and into eternity.  I promise that I will love you and keep you in my daily prayers and will always celebrate your divine dance with God. Amen

All: We promise to love you and we give you our blessing and ask for God’s blessing on you now and into eternity. Amen

Laying on of Hands

Anointing

Closing Hymn                                This Little Light of Mine

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…let it shine….

This little dream of mine, it’s gonna be my guide…..be my guide…

This little dance of mine, dancing with God all the time….all the time…

Closing Prayer                       St Francis of Assisi Prayer

Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy, And where there is sadness, joy, joy, joy. God grant that I may not so much see; To be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born, to Eternal Life. Amen, Amen, Amen

Check Out (How are you feeling and how did you feel about our time together?)

 Benediction                Blessing Song           by Miriam Therese Winters

May the blessings of God go before you. May her grace and peace abound. May her spirit live within you. May her love wrap you round. May her blessings remain with you always. May you walk on holy ground.

Everyone is welcome after worship for a Thanksgiving feast followed by dancing

Dancing and Singing after Dinner

The Hoky Poky

Tiny Dancer, by Elton John

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand

Jesus freaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for God
Turning back she just laughs
The boulevard is not that bad

Piano man he makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on she sings the songs
The words she knows, the tune she hums

But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you and you can hear me
When I say softly, slowly

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me…  

Announcements: We are witnessing the 6th extinction of life on earth and we gather for worship, prayer and community every Sunday at 5 pm for Jesus taught us that, “truth will set you free!”  Following worship we invite you to the Mary Magdalene Cafe for a pot luck dinner at 6 pm, with soup and drinks provided. Weather permitting  share a bon fire,  star gazing and dancing. We offer weekly study of the gnostic gospels and world wisdom scriptures in Lectio Divina and  Centering Prayer, dream sharing, creative and artistic projects as spiritual practice and social justice activism, as well as monthly Taize chanting services. 

Dogs welcome at worship.

Special thanks to Mark Knoll the pianist for his gift of music and Matthew Brennan for taking photos and videos today.

 New Affiliation with Unitarian Universalist denomination!

Weekly Lectio Divina  and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures for following Sunday every Wednesday, 10-11 am.

Thanksgiving pot luck party after worship Sunday before Thanksgiving Nov. 19th!

Monthly Taize first Sunday of every month 5 pm, Dec. 3, 2017

Advent Dream Series Dec. 3,10, 17, 24. “Conscious Contact with God Every Night in Dreams”

Christmas Candle Light and Christmas Carol Sing along Sunday Dec. 24 5 pm and 6 pm Christmas Party Pot luck!

New Year’s Eve alcohol free party with dream sharing, guided mediation, silent meditative walk of the snake labyrinth by candle light, fire ritual and dancing.

Dance Celebration with One Billion Rising Sunday Feb 7th and Valentine’s Day Wed. Feb. 14th 2018.

Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 revtarwater@yahoo.com. www.churchforourcommonhome.com If you would like a pastoral call, contact Bonnie.