Jul
14
9:30 AM09:30

We dedicate this worship to the children in Concentration camps in San Diego and everywhere

Meditation “The world will be saved by the western woman."

The Dali Lama 2009

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)             

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. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus 

One Light, One SunRaffi 1. One Light, one sun, One sun lighting everyone, One world turning, One world turning everyone.2. One world, one home, One world home for everyone, One dream, one song One song heard by everyone. 3. One love, one heart, One heartwarming everyone One hope,  one joy, One love filling everyone. 

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

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God, You who we call by many names, we come to experience the truth of our oneness and our interconnectedness with all life forms everywhere here in the beauty of the ocean.  Please bless our small church that it may boldly walk to save our children with our mother bear instinct intact. May we dedicate our lives to the care of all children who are our own, as well as all living sacred  creatures here on our common home Mother Earth.  You the God of love, we come to pray and give thanks for the wonder of all nature that is alive and sacred. Thank you for every grain of sand on this beach, for every star in the sky and for every moment we are here together. May our church help to write a new religious story for our time including women in leadership, and may we dedicate our lives to care for all the earths children and all creatures everywhere. Fill our hearts with love we pray that we now that all that  is alive is our neighbor. Amen

Please share what you are grateful for. 

Musical Response Medley 

Spirit of Life, Spirit of the Living God and Voice Still and Small 

Spirit of the living God fall afresh on me. (repeat) Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. 

Prayer Requests (Please offer name and condition briefly.)  

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with 

courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Scripture Gospel of Mary Magdalene (For anyone who have not received one please take a gift of the pink copy of the Gospel of Mary Magdalene) 

“Peter responded, bringing up similar concerns. He questioned them about  Jesus. “Did he then, speak with a woman in private without our knowing it? Are we to turn around and listen to her? Did he choose her over us?” ….Levi answered, speaking to Peter, “Peter, you have always been a wrathful person. Now I see you contending against the woman like the Adversaries. For if Jesus made her worthy, who are you then for your part to reject her? Assuredly, the Savior’s knowledge of her is completely reliable. That is why he loved her more than us.” 

Reflection by Bonnie

Saving and Caring for Children in the Taize and Camphill  Communities, 

 by Sir Nicholas Winton and now Church for Our Common Home 

Musical Response Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child… a long way from home….

Sometimes I feel like I have no friend...a long way from home….

Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone….a long way from home…

Scripture Gospel of Luke 10:25-37  The Inclusive new Testament and Rev. Bonnie’s translation 

We will read two different versions and ask three questions. 

1.What word or short phrase strikes you? 2. What does this have to do with your life? 3. From what I am learning from these scriptures what is God calling me to do, be or transform into? 

Musical Response 

Offering for church         (We thank you for your support of this ministry)

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Musical Response                    This Little Light of Mine

Set those children free, they belong with you and me….. 

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

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

Check out              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. 

 Communion is our pot luck dinner at the Mary Magdalene Café at the beach.

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the Bible and  the newly found gnostic gospels. 

Discussion about if we should move our worship in August after church

Invitation to become a memberof Church for Our Common Home, privileges and responsibilities--A Sacred Promise of Love. Please make an appointment with Rev. Bonnie whenyou are interested in membership. 

Mary Magdalene Feast Day we will celebrate the entire month of July. We will show new movie Mary Magdalene some evening after pot luck and or anyone is welcome to borrow it and watch it on your own! 

Sunday July 21  Bonnie will be in New York at Intentional Community Conference and may live stream worship 5 pm PST? Stay tuned.   

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at La Jolla Shores Beach  near life guard tower.

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner.NO MEETING IN JULY, next meeting August 18th7 pm ish after pot luck.

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you would like to pray or if you have prayer requests. (858) 248-5123.

 Church for Our Common Home, a church and counseling center. 

A non-profit thatprovides artistic, 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. 

Minister-Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 Affiliate Community Minister of First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego revtarwater@yahoo.com.www.churchforourcommonhome.com

Director- Our Common Home Counseling CenterDr. Walt Rutherford

 (858) 442-6272, walterrutherford44@gmail.com, services: Individual and Group therapy, Addiction Issues, PTSD, Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Counseling, Dream Honoring, etc.

Church and Bonnie’s home office 13014 Calle de Las Rosas,  SD CA 92129

Walt’s new office 5405 Morehouse Drive #330 SD CA 92121 www.ourcommonhomecounselingcenter.com



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Jul
7
5:00 PM17:00

Taize

Welcome/ Check in (How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations 

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. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus 

One Light, One SunRaffi 1. One Light, one sun, One sun lighting everyone, One world turning, One world turning everyone.2. One world, one home, One world home for everyone, One dream, one song One song heard by everyone. 3. One love, one heart, One heartwarming everyone One hope,  one joy, One loving filling everyone. 

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

Prayers of Confession  (in unison from New Zealand Prayer Book)

One  Dear God, Thank you for all that is good, for our creation and our humanity, for the stewardship you have given us of this planet earth, for the gifts of life and one another, for the love which is unbounded and eternal. 

All O thou, most holy and beloved, my Companion, my Guide upon the way, my bright evening star. 

OneWe repent of the wrongs we have done: Silence

We have wounded your love, O God heal us. 

All We stumble in the darkness. Light of the world, transfigure us. We forget that we are your home. Spirit of God, dwell in us. Eternal Spirit, living God, in whom we live and more and have our being, all that we are, have been, and shall be is known to you to the very secret of our hearts and all that rises to trouble us. Living flame, burn into us, cleansing wind, blow through us, fountain of water well up within us, that we may love and pray in deed and in truth. Amen

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God,

We come to give thanks for you Holy One. You who we call by many names, come to tell the truth of our oneness and the interconnectedness with all life forms everywhere. Please bless our small church that it may boldly walk with Jesus and Mary Magdalene in love. You the God of love, we come to pray and give thanks and praise and rejoice at the wonder of the all nature that is alive and sacred. Amen

Please share what you are grateful for.

Prayer Requests(Please offer name and condition briefly.)  

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with 

courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Taize           Lovers, Mothers, Beauty, Foodies    (see insert) 

Offering for church             (basket on table in dining room)

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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? 

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. 

Communion is our pot luck dinner at the Mary Magdalene Café. We invite you to stay after the pot luck for dancing and a bonfire depending on how the spirit and wind blow. 

Month long celebration of Mary Magdalene Meditation “It may not be God who has died but rather the image we have projected onto Him, an image that was formatted by different priesthoods according to their level of understanding at a specific  historical time. It may be that ‘God” is longing for release from His imprisonment in the straight jacket of our beliefs. Or to use the gardening metaphor, “god” has become pot-bound, constricted by the anthropomorphic, gender biased, paternalistic image that was projected onto Him millennia ago. Like a conjurer demonstrating his skills, we have cut God in two and have utterly lost the sense of the divinity of nature. We have fixed the image of deity in the masculine gender, refusing until very recently to entertain the idea that the feminine aspect of spirit is essential to the completion and balance of the image of deity and to the balance of civilization…yet if the image of spirit does not change so that there is a divine marriage between the masculine and the feminine archetypes , it seems doubtful that human consciousness can evolve further , either because it  is in thrall to an unbalanced or incomplete image of God or to a atheism which repudiates the whole idea of God.” The Dream of the CosmosAnne Baring age 

God aka the Sacred as Lover

Chant O God hear my prayer, O God hear my pray when I call answer me. Repeat….come and listen to me. (repeat)  

ScriptureThe Gospel of Philip“The companion of the Savior is Mary Magdalene. But Christ loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on her mouth. The rest of the disciples were offended by it and said to Him, ‘Why do you love her more than all of us?’ The Savior answered, ‘Why do I not love you as much as I love her?’ The savior answered, saying to them, “Why do I not love you like her? If a blind man and one who sees are together in darkness, they are the same. When light comes, the one who sees will see light. The blind man stays in darkness.”

Chant Alleluia (repeat) Kiss the Bride of Christ, Mary Magdalene (repeat) 

Silence 

ScriptureSong of Solomon 4:1-5"How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are like dovesbehind your veil.Your hair is like a flock of goatsleaping down the slopes of Gilead. Your lips are like a scarlet thread,and your mouth is lovely. Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranatebehind your veil.”

Chant: I know this rose will open. I know my fear will burn away. I know my soul will unfurl its wings. I know this rose will open. (Repeat)

Silence

Reading “…deeper than at-one-ment lies comm-union, love come full in the act of giving itself away. The nondualism of the Western metaphysical stream is a flowing unity—a “not one, not two, but both one and two,” in which the continuous exchange of twoness and oneness in the dance of self –giving love captures the very dynamism of the divine life itself. To discover myself as a divine being is certainty spiritual attainment, but to discover myself as the divine beloved is to discover something  even more intimate and profound about the hidden treasure that God longs to make known……and for all our mistakes and false starts, our human love making when it approaches the mystical heights is still, according to this gospel, our closest human analogue to the experience of divine embrace itself.” 

The Meaning of Mary Magdaleneby Cynthia Bourgeault

Chant O Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary head in thee, I give thee back the life I owe, that in thine ocean depths its flow, my richer fuller be. (repeat) 

Silence

Scripture The Gospel of John the Story of the Resurrection“Jesus then said to Mary Magdalene “Don’t hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to Abba God. Rather, go to the sisters and brothers and tell them ‘I’m ascending to my Abba and to your Abba, my God and your God” 

Chanting 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)  

ReadingThe Mystery of Deathby Ladislaus Boros“Love and death have a common root. The best love stories end in death, and this is no accident. Love is, of course, and remains the triumph over death, but that is not because it abolished death but because it is itself death. Only in death is the total surrender that is love’s possible, for only in death can we be exposed completely and without reserve. That is why lovers go so simply and unconcernedly to their death, for they are not entering a strange country; they are going into the inner chamber of love…When two people say “we” because love has made them we in reality, a new sphere of existence is created. The whole world takes on a new dimension, a new depth. This new sphere of existence is not simply, “already there”; it comes into existence as a function of the free self-giving of one person to another.”  

Chant Make of our hands one hand, make of our hearts on heart, make of our vows one last vow even death wont part us now. 

God aka the Sacred as Mother 

ScriptureGospel of Thomas Login 22Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples, "These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom." They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter the kingdom."

Chant U-bi ca-ri-tas  et a-mor, u-bi car-itas, De-us i-bi es. Live in charity and steadfast love, live in charity; God will dwell with you. (Repeat) 

Silence

ScriptureThe Gospel of Mary MagdaleneJesus said, "Be on your guard so that no one deceives you by saying, “look over here!’ or ‘Look over there!’ For the child of true humanity exists within you. Follow it! Those who search for it will find.” 

Chant “Come and fill my heart with your peace, you the God of love are holy. Come and fill our hearts with your peace”

Silence

ScriptureThe Thunder, Perfect Mind“For I am the first and the last. I am the honored one and the scorned one. I am the whore and the holy one. I am the wife and the virgin.... I am the barren one, and many are her sons.... I am the silence that is incomprehensible....
I am the utterance of my name.”

Chant In God alone my soul can find rest and peace. In God my peace and joy. Only in God my soul can find its rest, find its rest and peace. (repeat)  

Silence 

God aka the Sacred as Beauty in Nature 

Reading by Hildegard of Bingen”Holy Wisdom, Soaring Power, encompass us with wings unfurled, and carry us, encircling all, above, below, and through the world…..The earth which sustains humanity must not be injured. It must not be destroyed!”“ 

 Chant Hallelujah (repeat)  

Silence 

Scriptures Gospel of Matthew 13:31 “Jesus said,“God is like a mustard seed, which a farmer sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown, it is the biggest of scrub of all-- it becomes a tree, so the birds of the air come to perch in its branches.”

Chant In our God I’ll be ever thankful. In or God I will rejoice, look to God, do not be afraid, lift up your voices, or God is near, lift up your voice our God is near. (repeat) 

Silence

Reading by Hildegard of Binge “All living creatures are sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance, emerging from God like the rays of the sun.“ 

Chant Sweet will of God still hold me closer, till I am holy lost in you. (repeat) 

Silence 

 God aka the Sacred as Foodies 

                                Aka Church for Our Common Home 

Reading Gaia and Godby Rosemary Radford Reuther

 “Thus the search for an ecological culture and society seems to demand three elements: 1 the rebuilding of primary and regional communities, in which people can understand and take responsibility for the ecosystem of which they are a part; 2 just relationships between humans that accept the right of all members of the community to an equitable share in the means of subsistence; and 3 an overcoming of the culture of competitive alienation and domination for compassion solidarity. Are there elements in Christian culture that are reclaimable for this task?” (p. 201)

Chanting All for one, one for all, the joy and divinity in everyone, to live for the common good a spirit of oneness. God’s great love shining strong, calling all creatures and the human soul, to live for the  common good the spirit of oneness. 

Reading “It is my belief that those who want to carry on this struggle in a sustained way must build strong base communities of celebration and resistance. By “base communities” I mean local face-to face groups with which one lives, works and prays. I do not mean that all these function would necessary came together for most people in one base community. Most people will find these different forms of support in a variety of groups recognizing their interconnections in one unified struggle. There are three interrelated aspects of the word of such local communities. One is shaping the personal therapies, spiritualties, and support liturgies by which we nurture and symbolize a new biophilic consciousness. Second, there is the utilization of local institutions over which we have some control, our homes, schools, churches, farms, and locally controlled businesses, as pilot projects of ecologic living. Third, there is a the building of organization networks that reach out, regionally, nationally and internationally , in the struggle to change the power structures that keep the present death system in place. We must start by recognizing that metanoia,(communion with the larger mind of God aka the Sacred) or change of consciousness, begins with us. This does not happen all at once, but is an ongoing process. We all have been shaped to misname evil, to seek invulnerable power, or else to capitulate to such power demands in the hands of male authorities.” Gaia and God(p. 269 ) Rosemary Radford Reuther

Chanting O God hear my prayer, O God hear my pray, when I call answer me. (Repeat) come and listen to me. 

Reading  “We are tied to the present systems of consumption and can hardly imagine alternatives to them that might give us greater peace and wholeness, even though the scramble to “keep up” in the present system leaves us ever more insecure, anxious and exhausted.  We need healing therapies and spiritualties of inner growth to let go of fears and open up to each other and to he world round us, to learn to be, rather than to strive. The struggles to change the death systems must be deeply rooted in joy in the goodness of life. Making healing and inner growth available to us all means unhooking them from the professional “help” which comes with credentials and high price tags. Although there is a space for skilled people, most of what we need is fairly simple and “free.”  (p 269) Rosemary Radford Reuther

The Garden Song by John Denver 

Inchby inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow
All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row, someone bless these seeds I sow
Someone warm them from below, 'til the rain comes tumbling down

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the Bible and  the newly found gnostic gospels. 

Invitation to become a memberof Church for Our Common Home, privileges and responsibilities--A Sacred Promise of Love. Please make an appointment with Rev. Bonnie if you are interested in membership. 

Lights for Liberty Friday July 12thlet me know if you want to drive with us and or meet up with us. 5 -6:30 PM - CESAR CHAVEZ PARK/LARSEN FIELD,  4100 Camino de la Plaza, San Ysidro 92173Artisvism, Activist Art Installation Children’s Activities Danza Azteca 6:30 PM - MARCH TO BRIDGE Walk to Border Crossing Pedestrian Footbridge7- 9 PM - VIGIL AT THE BRIDGE
Tech Team  update Jamie LongBeach worship every second Sunday at La Jolla Shores Beach  near life guard tower. It was great this month in La Jolla so we are moving it to La Jolla Shores Beach every second Sunday.

Mary Magdalene Feast Day will be the month of July. We will show new movie Mary Magdalenetonight after pot luck! 

Sunday July 21  Bonnie will be in New York at Intentional Community Conference and will live stream worship 5 pm PST, Please tune in. ,

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at La Jolla Shores Beach  near life guard tower.

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner.NO MEETING IN JULY, next meeting August 18th7 pm ish after pot luck.

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you would like to pray or if you have prayer requests. (858) 248-5123.

Church for Our Common Home, a church and counseling center. 

A non-profit thatprovides artistic, 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. 

Minister-Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 Affiliate Community Minister of First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego revtarwater@yahoo.com

www.churchforourcommonhome.com

Director- Our Common Home Counseling CenterDr. Walt Rutherford

 (858) 442-6272, walterrutherford44@gmail.com, services: Individual and Group therapy, Addiction Issues, PTSD, Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Counseling, Dream Honoring, etc.

Church and Bonnie’s home office 13014 Calle de Las Rosas,  SD CA 92129

Walt’s new office 5405 Morehouse Drive #330 SD CA 92121 www.ourcommonhomecounselingcenter.com

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Jun
30
5:00 PM17:00

I Know this Rose will Open

Meditation “…that we create by “singing’ things into being and form. …a music that is not simply heard but felt throughout one’s body and consciousness. It is life-energy in rhythmic motion and activity. Blending with the anwa of another, whether that other is a stone, or tree, animal, Sidhe (pronounced she) or human, has correspondence to blending harmoniously with another’s voice in a choir. You find an arrangement that suits you both ad lets your voices-or your anwa- blend in chords of mutual unfoldment and expression. Each things anwa is its song of life and being; it contains its form and its dreams, what it has been, what it is, and what it seeks to become…..All our creation is a form of song as we blend our vibrations with those of our world to bring new anwa into being around which new forms may crystalize and condenses. …represents creative relationship and the bringing forth of new life and form into the world.” As spoken by Mariel in Card Deck of the Sidhe Manualby David Spangler 

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. 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

Opening Music            Hallelujah for the Earth (see insert)

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God,

We come to give thanks for you Holy One. You who we call by many names, you who live and dance  in all forms of life large and small, you who are the creative dance and harmonious song in all life giving and loving relationship. We come to tell the truth of our oneness and the interconnectedness with all life forms everywhere. Please bless our small church that it may boldly walk with Jesus in discipleship and tenacity. You the God of love, we come to pray to dedicate our church and our lives tocare for our common home Mother Earth and all her creatures. We come to sing to give blessing to Mother Earth a living being and all her living creatures. Humbly we give thanks and praise and rejoice at the wonder of the universe and our part in it. Amen

Musical Response               I Know this Rose will Open 

I know this rose will open. I know my fear will burn away. I know my soul will unfurl its wings. I know this rose will open. (Repeat)

Please share what you are grateful for that Mother Earth gives to you. 

Prayer Requests(Please offer name and condition briefly.)  

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with 

courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Scripture Gospel of Luke 9:51-62 The Inclusive New Testament (see insert) 

Musical Response      Summertime by George Gershwin

Summertime, And the livin' is easy Fish are jumpin' And the cotton is highYour daddy's rich And your mamma's good lookin' So hush little baby,

Don't you cry

One of these mornings You're going to rise up singing Then you'll spread your wings And you'll take to the sky But till that morning There's a'nothing can harm you With daddy and mamma standing by

Reflection Music as Metaphor for Creating an Ecological Civilization 

                     aka Singing in Partnership with Mother Earth    

                 and in Discipleship with Jesus and Mary Magdalene Rev. Bonnie

Offering for church             (basket on table in dining room)

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

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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. 

Communion is our pot luck dinner at the Mary Magdalene Café. We invite you to stay after the pot luck for dancing and a bonfire depending on how the spirit and wind blow. 

Luke 9:51-62 The New Inclusive New Testament , Priests for Equality 

As the time approached when he was  to be taken up from this world.. Jesus firmly resolved to proceed toward Jerusalem. 52And he sent messengers ahead of him. They entered a Samaritan town  to make preparations for him; 53but the Samaritans wouldn’t welcome Jesus because his destination was Jerusalem. 54When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Rabbi, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and destroy them?” 55But Jesus turned and reprimanded them. 56Then they went on to another town.

57As they were making their way along, they met a fellow traveler who said to Jesus. “I’ll follow you wherever you go.” 

Jesus replied, “Foxes have lairs, the birds of the sky have nests, but the Chosen One has nowhere to rest.”

To another traveler Jesus said, “Follow me.”

The traveler replied, “Let me bury my father first.”

Jesus said in return, “let the dead bury the dead; you go and proclaim the reign of God everywhere.” 

Yet another traveler approached Jesus in this way: “I’ll be your follower, Rabbi, but first let me say good bye to my people at home.”

Jesus answered. Whoever puts a hand to the plow but keeps looking back is unfit for the reign of God.” 

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the Bible and  the newly found gnostic gospels. 

Invitation to become a memberof Church for Our Common Home, privileges and responsibilities--A Sacred Promise of Love. Please make an appointment with Rev. Bonnie if you are interested in membership. 

Ideas and experiences of responding to ‘Crimes Against Humanity’and the separation of children from families at border. July worship again at border anyone?  Check out ‘Artistic Uprising.’

www.onebillionrising.org/44836/artistic-uprising-at-the-el-paso-border-on-july-5/

Techie Live Stream Team meeting next Sundayafter pot luck June 30th. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Beach worship every second Sunday at La Jolla Shores Beach  near life guard tower. It was great this month in La Jolla so we are moving it to La Jolla Shores Beach every second Sunday.

Mary Magdalene Feast Day will be celebrated July 14. We will have  special worship and show new movie Mary Magdaleneafter pot luck! 

Sunday July 21 Bonnie will be in New York at Intentional Community Conference and will live stream worship 5 pm PST, Please tune in. ,

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at La Jolla Shores Beach  near life guard tower.

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner.

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. Please call Rev. Bonnie if you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you would like to pray or if you have prayer requests. (858) 248-5123.

Minister-Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 Affiliate Community Minister of First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego revtarwater@yahoo.com.www.churchforourcommonhome.com

Director- Our Common Home Counseling CenterDr. Walt Rutherford

 (858) 442-6272, walterrutherford44@gmail.com, services: Individual and Group therapy, Addiction Issues, PTSD, Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Counseling, Dream Honoring, etc.

Church and Bonnie’s home office 13014 Calle de Las Rosas,  SD CA 92129

Walt’s new office 5405 Morehouse Drive #330 SD CA 92121 www.ourcommonhomecounselingcenter.com

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Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

Love that Will not Let me Go 

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Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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.  Chorus Within the beauty of your silent spin, we know you’re hurting and we feel your pain. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus 

One Light, One SunRaffi 1. One Light, one sun, One sun lighting everyone, One world turning, One world turning everyone.2. One world, one home, One world home for everyone, One dream, one song One song heard by everyone. 3. One love, one heart, One heartwarming everyone One hope,  one joy, One loving filling everyone

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

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God,

We come to give thanks for you Holy One and your spectacular awe inspiring creation. You who we call by many names, you who live and dance  in all forms of life large and small, you who are dance with all of us in loving relationship. You who are in the microscopic and  in the hugeness of galaxies, we are in awe of you and all nature that is sacred and alive. We come to tell the truth of our oneness and the interconnectedness with all life forms everywhere. We come to ask you gracious God to fill us with courage to live in counter cultural gratitude, fearlessness and love. You who come to us when we are in the most need, you who come when are sick and alone, we give thanks.  You who are the photosynthesis of life giving greening, you Holy One open our hearts and spirits in love, you who come to us when we least expect it we give thanks. Please bless our small church that it may teach the awakening you call us to during this time of planetary crisis. We have all become mentally ill for we have forgotten you and lived alienated from you and your healing holiness.   You the God of love, we come to pray to dedicate our church and our lives tocare for our common home Mother earth and all her creatures. We come to pray for her, Mother earth a living being and all her living creatures. Humbly we give thanks and praise and rejoice at the wonder of the universe and our part in it. Amen

Please share what on earth you are grateful for. 

 Prayer Requests (Please offer name and condition briefly.)  

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with 

courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among us now and forever. Amen

Scripture The Gospel of Luke 8:26-39 The Inclusive New Testament 

Musical Response               Love that Will not Let me Go 

Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary head in thee,  I give thee back the life I owe, that in thine ocean depths its flow My brighter fuller be.

ReflectionA Life of  Contrasts and Bringing us Together for  Awakeing

Angels, Fairies, Nature Spirits and UU Social Justice      

            Demoniacs and the Green Christ                        Rev. Bonnie

Read scripture and meditate on question  From what I am learning what  is God calling me to do or be?

Musical Response     Nearer My God to Thee (see insert)

Offering for church (basket on table in dining room)

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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 

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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. 

Communion is our pot luck dinner at the Mary Magdalene Café. We invite you to stay after the pot luck for dancing and a bonfire depending on how the spirit and wind blow

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus, Mary Magdalene  and the Bible and  the newly found gnostic gospels. 

Invitation to become a memberof Church for Our Common Home, privileges and responsibilities--A Sacred Promise of Love.

Techie Live Stream Team meeting next Sundayafter pot luck June 30th. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST)  Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Walt’s report on garage sale Saturday June 15th. Thank you Walt!!!

Beach worship every second Sunday at La Jolla Shores Beach  near life guard tower. It was great this month in La Jolla so we are moving it to La Jolla Shores Beach every second Sunday.

Mary Magdalene Feast Day will not be celebrated on Sunday July 22, but the Sunday a week before on July 14. We will have  special worship and show new movie Mary Magdaleneon July 14th! Bonnie may go to conference in NY for intentional community. 

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at La Jolla Shores Beach  near life guard tower.

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner.

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you would like to pray or if you have prayer requests.  (858) 248-5123.

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Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

La Jolla Shores Beach

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus One Light, One SunRaffi 1. One Light, one sun, One sun lighting everyone, One world turning, One world turning everyone.2. One world, one home, One world home for everyone, One dream, one song One song heard by everyone. 3. One love, one heart, One heartwarming everyone One hope,  one joy, One loving filling everyone

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

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God,

We are witnessing the 6thextinction of life on earth the only one created by us humans. We come to pray for help for we fall into denial and become fearful,  confused, self-centered  and cause suffering we are not even aware of.

May the Spirit of Pentecost blow through us today as we commune with Mother earth, her animalsPlants, Oceans, Wind and Fire. 

Please bless our small church that it may be a source of love we need to respond to our current ecologic crisis. 

We come to pray to dedicate our church and our lives to care for our common home Mother earth. 

We come to pray for her, Gaia for she is a living being and all her creatures need our love and help. Amen

Prayer Requests(Please offer name and condition briefly.)  

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with 

courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Scripture Acts 2:1-21 The Message (see insert)

 

Musical Medley ResponseThis Little Light of Mine ….this little dream of mine it’s gonna’ be my guide…. We are marching in the lights of God….All night all day, angels watchin’ over me my Lord…If I die before I wake, angels watchin’ over me my Lord, pray the Lord my soul to take, angels watchin’ over me. 

Reflections on Pentecost

Prayer and Love Talk to Mother Earth and her Animals, Plants, Oceans, Wind and Fire on the INTERNET so everyone can understand and communicate.  

Lectio Divina (sacred reading) and three questions

1.     What word or short phrase strikes you?

2.     What does this have to do with your life?

3.     From what you are learning from this scripture how is God and the Holy Spirit asking you to change, grow or transform? 

Musical Response                 Guide My Feet (see insert) 

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for church (please place donations in picnic basket) 

Check out              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. 

Communionis our pot luck dinner at the virtual Mary Magdalene Café and if we get a fire pit we will have a bonfire with star gazing!

Acts 2:1-21 The Message 

2 1-4 When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force—no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them.

5-11 There were many Jews staying in Jerusalem just then, devout pilgrims from all over the world. When they heard the sound, they came on the run. Then when they heard, one after another, their own mother tongues being spoken, they were thunderstruck. They couldn’t for the life of them figure out what was going on, and kept saying, “Aren’t these all Galileans? How come we’re hearing them talk in our various mother tongues?(Many countries including… Visitors from Mesopotamia, Judea and Asia, …Egypt and the parts of Libya….Immigrants from Rome, both Jews and proselytes; Even Cretans and Arabs! “They’re speaking our languages, describing God’s mighty works! ”Their heads were spinning; they couldn’t make head or tail of any of it. They talked back and forth, confused: “What’s going on here?” Others joked, “They’re drunk on cheap wine.” That’s when Peter stood up and, backed by the other eleven, spoke out with bold urgency: “Fellow Jews, all of you who are visiting Jerusalem, listen carefully and get this story straight. These people aren’t drunk as some of you suspect. They haven’t had time to get drunk—it’s only nine o’clock in the morning. This is what the prophet Joel announced would happen: “In the Last Days,” God says,
“I will pour out my Spirit
    on every kind of people:
Your sons will prophesy,
    also your daughters;
Your young men will see visions,
    your old men dream dreams.
When the time comes,
    I’ll pour out my Spirit
On those who serve me, men and women both,
    and they’ll prophesy.
I’ll set wonders in the sky above
    and signs on the earth below,
Blood and fire and billowing smoke,
    the sun turning black and the moon blood-red,
Before the Day of God arrives,
    the Day tremendous and marvelous;
And whoever calls out for help
    to me, God, will be saved.”

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels. 

Invitation to become a memberof Church for Our Common Home, privileges and responsibilities--A Sacred Promise

Call to Arts! Procession of Species https://www.uumfe.org/2019/05/17/call-to-arts-join-the-procession-of-the-species/ANYBODY WANT TO MAKE A PUPPET WITH ME?

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST)  Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Bonnie’s invitation to go to China and Korea Sept 16-Oct 7 ideas for donations. Walt’s is having a garage sale Fathers Day weekend Saturday June 15th.

NO WORSHIP FATHERS DAY JUNE 16thBonnie will be out of town at GA UU conference in Spokane WA and Walt will be in LA. Suggestion: group of people from our church go to Jim Hubble’s Open House to get inspired about building an arts church to pray for the earth!http://ilanlaelfoundation.org/

Mary Magdalene Feast Day will not be celebrated on Sunday July 22, but the Sunday a week before on July 14. We will have  special worship and show new movie Mary Magdaleneon July 14th! Bonnie may go to conference in NY for intentional community. 

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach.  Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster  2212 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014and we might move to LJ Shores Beach if our internet works better there. Stay tuned. 

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner.

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Gratitude and Prayer, Lament and Sharing of Agony, Silence and Transformation Dance Celebration for Justice

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus One Light, One SunRaffi 1. One Light, one sun, One sun lighting everyone, One world turning, One world turning everyone.2. One world, one home, One world home for everyone, One dream, one song One song heard by everyone. 3. One love, one heart, One heartwarming everyone One hope,  one joy, One loving filling everyone

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

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God,

We are witnessing the 6thextinction of life on earth the only one created by us humans. We come to pray for help for we are often lost, self-centered  and cause suffering we are not even aware of.

We come to pray to say thank you for creation and our part in it. 

We come to lament and share our agony and witness the agony of creatures like Thalequah the whale mother whose baby died. 

We come to pray and ask for your help in her name. 

We come to pray in silence and to feel your holy presence.

We come to pray and confess and to make amends.  

We come to pray knowing you will transform and change us if we ask for courage and to find a  way, when there is no way. 

We come to pray for healing  and  to be empowered  in your love. 

We come to pray gracious God in celebration as we  Dance with the Animals  for justice. 

We come to pray to dedicate our church and our lives to care for our common home Mother earth. 

We come to pray for her, Gaia for she is a living being and all her creatures need our help. Amen

Taize        1. Gratitude and Prayer 2.  Lament and Sharing of Agony 

3. Silence and Transformation 4. Dancing with the Animals for Justice

1. Gratitude and Prayers 

Thanks a lot Raffi  Thanks a lot, Thanks for Sun in the sky.

Thanks a lot, Thanks for the whispering wind. Thata lot that’s for the moon lit night. so high. Thanks a lot, Thanks for the wondering 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. That a lot, Thanks for the way we feel. Thanks for the animals, thanks for the land, thanks for the people everywhere. Thank you God. Thank  you God in us. Thank you God in all of us.

Jesus Prays for Us Scripture John 17:20-26(The Inclusive New Testament) I don’t pray for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all may be one, as you, Abba are in me and I in you. I pray that they may be one in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me. I have given them the glory you gave me that they be one, as we are one—I in them, you in me—that they may be made perfect in unity. The world will know that you sent me, and that you loved them as you loved me. Abba I ask that those you gave me may be here with me, so they can see this glory of mine which is your gift to me. Because of the love you had for me …..so the love you have for me may live in them, just as I may live in them.

Chanting One love, one heart, One heartwarming everyone. One hope,  one joy, One loving filling everyone. (repeat)  

Silence

Reading National Geographic “…Tahlequah, is a 20-year-old member of the long-studied J Pod of Southern Resident Killer Whales. These orcas, along with their endangered extended family—K and L pods—inhabit a huge territory that includes waters off Seattle, Vancouver, and Victoria, British Columbia.”

Chant U-bi ca-ri-tas  et a-mor, u-bi car-itas, De-us i-bi es. Live in charity and steadfast love, live in charity; God will dwell with you. (Repeat) 

Silence

2. Lament and Sharing of Agony 

Reading   (Tahequah’s baby whale died  30 minutes after being born.  She carried her dead baby on her back )  ….” at least 17 days  and 1,000 miles of a “grief tour” on the Pacific Northwest coast, in an unprecedented show of mourning that drew international attention. The sad spectacle was a prime example, and confirmation, of the complex emotional lives of these sophisticated cetaceans, experts say. Other orcas, and similar animals like dolphins, have been seen apparently mourning their dead, but this is by far the longest recorded example of such behavior.”

Chant Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, nobody knows my sorrow, nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen glory hallelujah. (Repeat) 

Silence

Reading “The death of another calf is a significant blow to J Pod, which hasn’t seen a successful birth in three years. Combined, the three pods have 75 members, and time is running out to maintain its viability. Ken Balcomb, founder and principal investigator at the Center for Whale Research, gives it five years. “We’ve got at most five more years of reproductive life in this population to make it happen”—meaning, to have viable offspring—"but if we don’t do it in those five years it isn’t going to happen,” he writes.”

Chant O God hear my prayer, O God hear my pray when I call answer me. O God hear my prayer, O God hear my pray when I call answer me,  come and listen to me. (repeat) 

Silence

Silence and Transformation

Reading“Emmanuel Katongole finds over and over this phenomenon of lament in prayer, poetry and song: a “complex performance, a discipline, that involves many actions”: “Crying out, exercising memory, maintaining silence. In his own political theology, he has demonstrated that lament, in the contemporary culture of Africa as in the First Testament psalms of lamentation, “is a way of hoping in the shattered ruins of life” The sharing of agony does not cover  over but exposes a traumatic history, Only so might its participants live again. Affects of anger and compassion effect a solidarity that sustains. And the systemic justice required does not then confuse itself with retaliation.” Catherin Keller Political Theology of the Earth 

Chant “Come and fill my heart with your peace, you the God of love are holy. Come and fill our hearts with your peace” 

Silence

Dream shared at Church for Our Common Home 2016“And the elephants came to the oceans edge and spoke to the whales and said, ‘It is not OK that you are accepting your own extinction. We the elephants are here to tell you to not give up. Mother Mary was there and she stroked the trunk of Ganesh the elephant God. ” 

ChantCome and pray in us, Holy Spirit, come and pray in us, come and visit us, Holy Spirit, Spirit come, Spirit come. (repeat) 

Silence

Bonnie’s Dream, May 2019 “Giraffes Visionary Creatures

“I am at the edge of the ocean on the cliffs looking down into a sea cave and I see  a baby giraffe on the rocks and she is not safe and I must go rescue her, but I see no way to get to her accept going down the hole.  I find a strong man but his back is injured and he cannot help me. Then I realize I should call the SD Zoo, but no it will be better and faster for me to just call the fire department. I check on my baby giraffe again and she in more danger then before and the tide is coming up and will soon be covering her with water. She is terrified and I must rescue her. ” 

Chant I hear a call now will answer forsake my all, to serve another, though darkness falls, stay a believer, I hear a call now will answer. (repeat)         

Silence

Call to the Arts! Procession of the Species 

 Dancing with the Animals for Justice 

Dream Incubation  Dear Spirit, you who are called by many names, you who are the Bringer of Dreams, 

I give thanks for this day and this night, and for the gift of day and night dreams and visions.  Please help me to remember my dreams and record them so I can share them for the healing and wholeness of all creatures and Gaia a living being. Please guide me and my dream body to a sacred place where I will  open and awaken to your wisdom and love. I ask for guidance for all of us  Earthlings, as we learn new ways to honor and care for our common home, Mother Earth. May I be purified and healed and may I be awaken to the sacred in all nature that is alive. Amen 

Chant Glory, glory hallelujah, since I laid my burden down, Glory, glory hallelujah, since I laid my burden down. 

Feel like dancing, hallelujah, since I laid my burden down…..  (repeat) 

Silence

Reading“Tahlequah carried her calf for at least 17 days and 1,000 miles, and researchers had worried she'd endangered herself by expending so much effort. But now she appears in good health.”

ChantOh when the saints go marching in, oh when the saints go marching in. I want to be in that number when the saints go marching. (repeat)  

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels. 

Call to Arts! Procession of Species https://www.uumfe.org/2019/05/17/call-to-arts-join-the-procession-of-the-species/ANYBODY WANT TO MAKE A PUPPET WITH ME?

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST)  Churchforourcommonhome.com

Bonnie’s invitation to go to China and Korea Sept 16-Oct 7 ideas for donations. Walt’s idea for garage sale Fathers Day weekend Saturday June 15th.

NO WORSHIP FATHERS DAY JUNE 16thBonnie will be out of town at GA UU conference in Spokane WA and Walt will be in LA. Suggestion: group of people from our church go to Jim Hubble’s Open House to get inspired about building an arts church to pray for the earth!http://ilanlaelfoundation.org/

Mary Magdalene Feast Day will not be celebrated on Sunday July 22, but the Sunday a week before on July 14. We will have  special worship and show new movie Mary Magdalene on July 14th! Bonnie may go to conference in NY for intentional community. 

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach. Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster  2212 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Falling in Love with God

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)     

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. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus One Light, One SunRaffi 1. One Light, one sun, One sun lighting everyone, One world turning, One world turning everyone.2. One world, one home, One world home for everyone, One dream, one song One song heard by everyone. 3. One love, one heart, One heartwarming everyone One hope,  one joy, One loving filling everyone. 4. One Light, one sun, One sun lighting everyone, One light warming everyone.

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

Musical Prayer The 23rdPsalmAdapted by Bobby Mc Ferrin (see insert) 

Scripture Gospel of John14:23-27(The Inclusive New Testament Priests for Equality)Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and Abba God will love them, and we will come to them and make our dwelling place with them.  Those who don’t love me don’t  keep my words; Yet the message you hear is not mine, it comes   from the Abba who sent me.”I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom Abba God will send in my name, and will instruct you in everything, and she will remind you of all that I have said to you.27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be distressed or fearful. 

Words of WisdomThe Tao of Being, (adaptation of Tao te Ching by Ray Grigg and thanks to John Michno for this offering)  “Everything has a common beginning. This beginning is called the Great Mother. Remember her to understand her children. Then return to the Great Mother. Traveling forever will not get outside her body; thinking forever will not get outside her thoughts. There is no need to struggle. With body trust her body; with thoughts, trust her thoughts. There is no need to fear death.” 

Wisdom text of Hildegard“As the Creator loves his creation, so creation loves the creator…The creation, of course, was fashioned to be adorned, to be showered, to be gifted with the love of the Creator. The entire world has been embraced by this kiss.” Meditations with Hildegard of Binger, by Beverly Mayne Kienzle 

Refection   Falling in Love with  God and God’s Love for Creation    Rev. Bonnie

Prayer(in unison)Dear God,You who are called by many names. You who are our Great Mother, our Cosmic Mother, the Black Madonna, Mother Mary, you who give us birth, we give you thanks. We are witnessing the 6thextinction of life on earth and one million species going extinct before our eyes. We come to youAbba God, our Papa God and ask for the strength to do what is right,that we may work for justice and live our lives in communion with you. We need your help.

We call upon you Goddess you who we call Amma, Our Holy Mama,  you who were called in the ancient world, El Shaddai or  the breasted one, who is  like a mountain, we give thanks for the miracle of life everywhere. God you who are inside us and speak to us in a still small voice, we give thanks. God of the Divine Feminine and the Sacred Masculine, and their sacred union of love, and love making, we give thanks. You the God of the earth and sky and within every creature, you who feel every wounding of creation, you who weeps for every species lost, we open our hearts to your pain and we give you our love.  We ask for your forgiveness. God who is in light and darkness, up and down, inside and outside, we come to give you thanks and praise. You the  God of justice who gives us courage, you who call us to love those with no one, we give thanks. You who are the bringer of dreams and visions, we give thanks and ask for our eyes and hearts to be opened to your ways of love. God, you who are like a passionate lover, we love you erotically and ask you-- are you in love with us too? We are here to fall in love with you again, again and again, in prayer, in song, in all that we do, all that we think, all that we love and in all that we dedicate our lives to. Joyfully, with every cell of our being,   we give you thanks and ask that we may feel your holy presence in our time of prayer now and always.    Amen 

Special Prayers for Those Killed in Wars

Musical Response O God hear our prayers, O God hear our prayer, when I call, answer me, O God hear my prayer, O God hear my prayer, Come and listen to me. 

Prayer Requests(Please offer name and condition briefly.) 

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with 

courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen ( by Miriam Therese Winter) 

Musical  Prayer               I Hear a Call  by Tony Arata(see back page)

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for church (please place donations in basket in dining room)

Check out              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. 

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels. 

Special thanks to John Michno! New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST)  Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Bonnie’s invitation to go to China and Korea Sept 16-Oct 7 ideas for donations.

Mary Magdalene Feast Day July 22. We will have  special worship and show new movie Mary Magdalene on Sunday July 21!

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach. Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster  2212 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

Musical Prayer                      I Hear a Call  by Tony Arata

I hear a call Now will answer Forsake my all  To serve another Though darkness falls Stay a believer I hear a call Now will answer I see a light Now will I follow 
Fill up this life That grows more hollow Make joy reside Where there lives sorrow 
I see a light Now will follow I hear a call From out of nowhere And from anywhere I go I hear a call Now will answer I feel a touch Now will I hold on Be there with love 
For those with no one With a kindness such It lives though I'm gone I feel a touch 
Now will I hold on I hear a call From out of nowhere And from everywhere I go 
I see a light Now will I follow I feel a touch Now will I follow I hear a call Now will I answer

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May
19
5:00 PM17:00

Prayer and Healing Worship

Welcome/ Check in
How are you feeling about your Mother, yourself as a Mother and your children today?

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. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus One Light, One SunRaffi 1. One Light, one sun, One sun lighting everyone, One world turning, One world turning everyone.2. One world, one home, One world home for everyone, One dream, one song One song heard by everyone. 3. One love, one heart, One heartwarming everyone One hope,  one joy, One loving filling everyone. 4. One Light, one sun, One sun lighting everyone, One light warming everyone

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

Musical Prayer I’ve Got Peace Like  a River

I’ve Got Peace Like  a River……I’ve gotScripture Gospel ofJohn 13:21-3521After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” 22The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. ……Jesus said to him (Judas) , “Do quickly what you are going to do.” 28Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him.29Some thought that, because Judas had the common purse, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the festival”; or, that he should give something to the poor. 30So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night…….(Jesus said) .34” I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Reading “Like millions of women, Eve has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, by her, for her, to her. The Apology,written by Eve from her father’s point of view in the words she longed to hear, attempts to transform the abuse she suffered with unflinching truthfulness, compassion, into an expansive vision for the future.”

Review of the book by Anita Hill“As only she can, Eve Ensler shares the story of her father’s ultimate betrayal with both unflinching candor and immeasurable grace. Through sheer creative force, she takes us on her own journey to healing. Though Ensler’s story is deeply personal, its lessons are universal.” 

Refection         Healing from Betrayal Writing a Letter of Apology  

Prayer   (in unison)      

Dear God,  

We ask for common sense, animal instinct and communion with angels and spiritual dimension beyond our five senses to guide us in our love and healing. WE ask for your help in healing the abuse to our Mother Earth and to women’s bodies. . We pray for courage to face the truth. We  humbly surrender to your miraculous healing power and grace as we seek freedom from our wounds of betrayal.  We gives thanks for the full moon and the dreams and visions of the Divine that bring us closer to you.  Please heal us from our modern alienation from our bodies, the Earth’s body and your body gracious God that embraces and loves all life. We surrender our pain to you and ask for your love as we go on the journey of healing and love.  We pray  in the name of Jesus who taught us to love one another as he loved us. We pray for you to help us learn to  pray our  enemies as Jesus taught.  Amen.  

Asking for permission and beginning within

Prayer Requests(Please offer name and condition briefly.) 

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with 

courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen ( by Miriam Therese Winter) 

Musical Offering                        Come, Sing a Song with Me  by Carolyn Mc Dade

Come sing a song with me…. (repeat)  that I might know your mind.

(Chorus) And I’ll bring you hope when hope is hard to find and I’ll bring a song of love and arose in the wintertime. 

Come, dream a dream with me….Come walk in rain…Come share a rose with me.

Anointing 

Blessings to the person on your right. “(name) I give you my blessing.  (name) I give you God’s blessing.”

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for church (please place donations in red box with lid in the dining room) 

Letter Writing and Check out              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. 

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Please sign thank you card for Dr. Joanne Oon

Mary Magdalene Feast Day July 22. We will have  special worship and show new movie Mary Magdalene on Sunday July 21!

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach. Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster  2212 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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May
5
5:00 PM17:00

Taize Easter 3 Sunday

Welcome/ Check in (How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations

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. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus One Light, One SunRaffi 1. One Light, one sun, One sun lighting everyone, One world turning, One world turning everyone.2. One world, one home, One world home for everyone, One dream, one song One song heard by everyone. 3. One love, one heart, One heartwarming everyone One hope,  one joy, One loving filling everyone. 4. One Light, one sun, One sun lighting everyone, One light warming everyone

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

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God of the Cosmic Dance of Masculine and Feminine Energies, Archetypes and Symbols. We come to marry the Jesus and Mary Magdalene within us and amongst us. We come to restore and honor the sacred bride in Christianity, western civilization and planet earth that was left out during the first few hundred years of Christianity, the 153, the Magdalene who was  left out, dishonored and almost forgotten. We reinstate her as bride today and every gathering of worship. The power of the masculine has become dangerously out of balance. We feel your holy presence as we pray, study scripture and come seeking healing and wholeness in beloved community. May we feel the spirit of  Mary Magdalene, who is here at our home church at 13014 Calle De Las Rosas and her beloved Jesus, reunited.   May the Christ-Sophia dance within us  during worship that we may  love and be loved,  heal and be healed and give and receive  blessings. Amen 

Prayer Requests(Please offer name and condition briefly.)  

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Scripture parts ofGospel ofJohn 21:1-19  Jesus  said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.”…11So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. 12Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” ...14This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.15When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.” 

Taize Story of this Past Week                     

                             Gematria, 153 Fishes, the Magdalene and 

            13014 Calle De Las Rosas AKA as Church of Mary Magdalene 

Blessings to the person on your right. “(name) I give you my blessing.  (name) I give you God’s blessing.”

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for church (please place donations in red box with lid in the dining room) 

Check out              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. 

Communionis our pot luck dinner at the Mary Magdalene Café and all are welcome. Happy Birthday to Martha, Jay, Jamie and Walt and 

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Reading Margaret Starbird, Magdalen’s Lost Legacy“Sacred partnership was not invented in the first century. It was ritually celebrated in many regions of the Near East long before the advent of Christianity. In Mesopotamian, for example temples to god and goddess couples were often built side by side, honoring he divine energies as intimate partners. Inanna and Dumuzi, Ishtar and Tammus…the “sacred marriage” spread out from the “bridal chamber” to the lands, bringing fertility and well-being to people  and their crops and herds….Though the stories of these deities differ, in some respects they have  significant elements in common, such as the celebration of the nuptials of the pair; the sacrificial death of the bridegroom/king; the joyful garden reunion of the separated couple at the site of his resurrection.” 

Chant One love, one heart, Let's get together and feel all right.(repeat)

Silence

Reading Margaret Starbird, Magdalen’s Lost Legacy“What we worship we become. We are creating the wasteland for which clear-cut forests, scarred mountainsides, dying species and melting icecaps are but tragic examples. The abused children, the exploited workers, the maimed veterans—and the planet herself—cry aloud for reprieve! Our civilization is reaping a bitter harvest of the bride denied. When the patriarchs of the early Christianity supplanted the model of sacred marriage that was at the heart of the infant church and denied Mary Magdalene as the consort of their sacrificed Bridegroom/king they could not have foreseen the tragic consequences of the broken mandala.” (p. 61)  

Chant Come and pray in us, Holy Spirit, come and pray in us, come and visit us, Holy Spirit, Spirit come, Spirit come. (repeat) 

Silence

Reading  “… there were exactly 153 fishes in the unbroken net (John 21) …The Greek spelling for the name of Jesus was computed to 888, denoting the rising sun or dawn of the New Age…So in the esoteric language of symbolic numbers, the 1224 diameter of our New Jerusalem is 8 x153—the new day of the Fishes….The number 153 is not only the number of the fishes caught in the net, nor is it merely a basic measurement of the Holy City. The number 153 is also by the gematria the sum of the letters of “the Magdalene.” (p137-139) 

Chanting One love, one heart, One heartwarming everyone. One hope,  one joy, One loving filling everyone. (repeat)  

Silence

Reading “Realizing the worship of an exclusively male image of God is both distorted and dangerous, we struggle to articulate attributes and images of God, trying to express the idea that god/goddess is not an “either/or” but a “both/and”—a supreme being whose essence manifests both masculine and feminine attributes….Perhaps now, as we are opening to a new era of equality in many areas of life and society it is time to reclaim the ancient paradigm for partnership and wholeness symbolized by the star of hieros gamos (the Star of David) …Jungian studies of psychology teach the integration and healing of the psyche when the inner energies of the masculine and feminine are encouraged to develop and to coexist in partnership…The image of God as partners creates steams of living water flowing out into the desert, healing the wasteland. “ (p 17) 

 Chant “Come and fill my heart with your peace, you the God of love are holy. Come and fill our hearts with your peace”

Silence

Reading ‘The reading of Marija Gimutus and other anthropologists  suggest that regions with bountiful harvests, abundant rainfall, and generally temperate conditions are part to have evolved religions based on a loving and generative Earth Goddess, while the tribes of arid steppes and deserts, where the realities of life are harsh and unaccommodating, are less likely to have formed a relationship with this bountiful goddess image and instead have often worshipped dominating and angry warrior Gods.” (p15)

Chant O God hear my prayer, O God hear my pray when I call anser me. Repeat….come and listen to me. (repeat) 

Silence

Reading “The exaltation of the Virgin Mary as theotokos--“The Mother of God”—from the fifth century onward through fifteen millennia of Western civilization has provided us with an ideal feminine, a tender and compassionate mother set on high on a pedestal, a beautiful queen and pure vision of chaste maidenhood…beautiful as the eternal mother is, the representation of the eternal feminine as Virgin Mother does not provoke us with a “partnership” paradigm—the model for life on planet Earth—as does the “sacred marriage” for Jesus and his true bride.” 

ChantO God of Loveliness O Lord of Heaven AboveHow worthy to possess my hearts devoted love.So sweet they countenance so gracious to behold  That one, one only glance to me were bliss untold(repeat)

Silence

Reading “Mandatory celibacy, enforced after 1139, appear to have concretized the erroneous assumption that Jesus was celibate…In addition to the mandatory celibacy of preists, other important issues that are closely related to the denial of the “Sacred Feminine” include gender equality and the acceptance of women priests, the ban on birth control…Balance will only be restored…when full gender equality is embraced: when the demands for celibacy lifted, women ordained and the Mary the “Beloved” is restored to her archetypal Bridegroom in Sacred Union.” ( p 147) 

Chant Sweet will of God, still fold me closer. Till I am wholly lost in Thee. (repeat)

Silence

Reading Vesica Piscis ()The “measurement”  of “ or “matrix of the fish” identity in with the feminine orifice, “gateway of life.” The symbol is the “mother of all geometry” is formed when two circles intersect and overlap Representing the “Grail” or “Chalice,” also “Scared Cauldron of Creativity.” (p.157)

Chant Alleluia (repeat) Kiss the Bride of Christ, Mary Magdalene (repeat) 

Silence 

Reading“The raw power of the 666 can be appropriated by any totalitarianism  or repressive regime……the historic empires Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, Rome….to the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century, such as those led by Hitler…embodies the solar principle, and the number 666….callous, disregard for the poor, the powerless, the “Little ones’ and women…..the raising of the human Jesus to an object of cultic worship… is being corrupted into a cult worship of an idol—a human being  declared to be equal to God—in a scenarios no different from the imperial cultures of Rome’s’ Caesars, except that is it far more dangerous because it is archetypal….Our earth now reaps the terrifying harvest of the 666 orientation of the major monotheistic religions and their systematic denigration of the complimentary feminine principle designed to sheath the sword.”” (p.55 and 103-104) 

ChantO Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee, I give thee back the life I owe, that in Thine ocean depths its flow, may richer fuller be. (repeat) 

Silence

Reading “The sinister shadow of the repressed and neglected feminine—Eros denied!- now rears her ugly hear in the dissociated, violent and rebellious behavior of undisciplined youth, criminals and terrorists. Scorned as bride and partner and denied a position of honor, -she becomes a hideous Medusa lashing out to cause destruction to the fundamental institutions on which the human family relies…This assessment of the fundamental crack in Western civilization appears to be simplistic but we are dealing with the scorning of a powerful archetype—the bride—which has enormous consequences for a planet whose nations perennially honor male presences and  purposes, polices oriented toward the exercise of power. Violent aberrant behavior is often manifested by persons who suffered deprivation and abuse during childhood—a condition currently prevalent in the global family (p61) …..With the help of this dynamic new understanding of the texts sacred to Christianity, we might heal the burned out wasteland of the twentieth century and restore the balance necessary to maintain and nurture life on our blessed planet Earth.” 

Marriage Vows…. “ We do” For all those who have been joined by God, let no one separate. I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss the bride. 

Anointing

Chant (Annie’s Song John Denver)You fill up my senses like a night in a forest Like the mountains in springtime like a walk in the rain Like a storm in the desert like a sleepy blue ocean You fill up my senses Come fill me again. (Repeat) 

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels.  

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Special World Meditation Day with Findhorn Wed. May 8th9 am before Lectio Divina. 

Special Mother’s Day Dance worship here NOT at beach next week. 

Mary Magdalene Feast Day July 22. We will have  special worship and show new movie Mary Magdalene on Sunday July 21!

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach. Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster  2212 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

Angels as Messengers of God’s Love

Mediation “In short, subtle awareness and perception is a way of honoring and participating in life and as such draws more on the power of an open and loving heart than it does on any particular psychic capacity.”Subtle Worldsby David Spangler

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Welcome and introduction of  Rev. Jennifer Channin

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 

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

Opening Music              Garden Song (see insert) 

ScripturesJohn20:19-31 and Angels by Mary Oliver (see insert)

Reflections        Angels as Messengers of God’s Love  

Jennifer and Bonnie

Musical Response     Angels Watchin over Me 

All night,  all day Angels watchin’ over Me my lord. All night, all day, Angels watching over me my Lord. If I die before I wake, angels watchin’ over me my Lord. Pray my Lord my soul to take, Angels watchin’ over me, repeat……………..

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God of  Love,

We pray for the earth who is a living Being. We pray for the galaxies and stars, our sun and God’s angels all around us.We pray for our loved ones as well as our enemies as Jesus taught us. We pray for our children and grandchildren. We prayfor Greta Thunberg and those working for an ecologic civilization. We pray for the very young and old both human and non-human and the vulnerable everywhere who need our love and care.We give thanks this day for the garden here where we worship, for the flowers and trees and the beuty of creation.We pray for the angel of this church. Thank you God for our visions of your Community of Love, and the interconnected web of life all around us. We give thanks for the hope of spring and our communion with the angles who are the messengers in our midst. Help us give up our fear of death that we may embrace the joy of living. Thank you for your abundant love.  Amen

Prayer Requests     Prayers of Celebration for Walt’s 42 AA birthday!!!

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Musical Prayer          What Wondrous Love is This Rev. Jennifer Channin

Silent Prayerfor Our Common Home Mother Erath a Living Beingand the Cosmos

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Gift of Blessingsto the person on your right. “(name) I give you my blessing. (name) I ask God to give you God’s blessing.”

 Offering for work of the church   (Donations may be placed in red box in dining room) 

Check out              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. 

Angel Benediction  Romans 8:38-39 NRSVFor I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Sing along with Rev. Jennifer Channin

Communion is our pot luck dinner at the Mary Magdalene Café! All are welcome. 

Dancing in Celebration of Earth Day and Our Common Home Mother Earth

John 20:19-31

19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”22When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” 24But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”30Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

“Angels,”Mary Oliver

You might see an angel anytime
and anywhere. Of course you have
to open your eyes to a kind of 
second level, but it’s not really
hard. The whole business of 
what’s reality and what isn’t has
never been solved and probably
never will be. So I don’t care to
be too definite about anything. 
I have a lot of edges called Perhaps
and almost nothing you can call
Certainty. For myself, but not 
for other people. That’s a place
you just can’t get into, not 
entirely anyway, other people’s 
heads. 

I’ll just leave you with this. 
I don’t care how many angels can 
dance on the head of a pin. It’s
enough to know that for some people
they exist, and that they dance. 

Garden Songby John Denver

ChorusInch by inch, row by row, Gonna make this garden grow

All it takes is a rake and a hoe, And a piece of fertile ground

Inch by inch, row by row, Someone bless these seeds I sow

Please God warm them from below, Till the rain comes tumbling down.

 
1. Pulling weeds and picking stones ,We are made of dreams and bones

Feel the need to grow my own, Cause the time is close at hand

Grain for grain, sun and rain, Find my way in nature's chain

Tune my body and my brain, To the music from the land.

2. Plant your rows straight and long, Temper them with prayer and song

Mother Earth will make you strong, If you give her love and care

Mother crow watching me , From her perch in yonder tree

In my garden I'm as free,  As that feathered mother  up there.

  Invitations:Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com 

 

Thank you to everyone for help on our Earth Day event with Dr. Oon! Please bring us your clean compost, just fruits and vegetable leaves skins etc  for garbage enzymes.

New internet direction for book on John Cobb’s Ecologic Civilization and possible Cobb event about the project in San Diego.

New Book Group on David Spangler’s Subtle Worlds, An Exploders Field Noteswill begin as soon as 7 people want to sign up. E. Either Monday night at 7 pm every other week or the 2ndand 4thSunday before church

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month. 

Next week angel power point!

Beach worship every second Sundayat Torrey Pines State Park Beach.  Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee 

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

NEED HELP, to finish painting birds, angels, butterflies on dance floor!

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

We are seeking landand or collaboration with other individuals or organizations to build an artistic church to pray for the earth. Walt and Bonnie will live there, grow organic vegetables and continue Church for Our Common Home and Our Common Home Counseling Center. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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Apr
21
6:30 AM06:30

Please Pray for Greta Thunberg

Mediation Bonnie’s Easter gift to you

Peter Fenwick - The Art of Dying Well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-CXpReUpiM

Eben Alexander Proof of Heaven 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbkgj5J91hE

I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying | Dr. Christopher Kerr 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbnBe-vXGQM

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. 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 

Introduce Yourselfto Torrey Pines State Park Beach 

Opening Music             Christ Is Risen

1 Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia! 

2 Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia! Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia! 

ScripturesJohn 20:1-18 NRSV(see insert)

 Reflection       Easter and Earth Day and Dying  in love in an Ecological Civilization and new Spring for Humanity!      

Musical response     Into the Garden Alone(see insert) 

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God of  Love,

We ask for your blessings on this holy day of Easter as we reclaim the wisdom of our teachers Jesus and Mary Magdalene. We come to commune with you, to open our eyes gracious God and ask you to please grant us inspiration and hope. We give thanks for the magnificence of creation. We ask for forgiveness for all the ways our human family has becoming numb and disassociated and often we have not loved you and you that is  in all nature that is of you and sacred.  We pray for the earth who is a living Being. We pray for our loved ones as well as our enemies as Jesus taught us. We pray for our children and grandchildren for Greta Thunberg and those working for an ecologic civilization. We pray for the very young and old both human and non-human and the vulnerable everywhere who need our love and care.  We give thanks this Easter for the hope of spring and our communion with you, now and into eternity. Help us give up our fear of death that we may embrace the joy of living. Thank you for your abundant love.  Amen

Prayer Requests    Celebration for Walt’s 42 AA birthday today!!!

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Musical PrayerSwing Low Sweet Chariot(see insert)  

Silent Prayerfor Our Common Home Mother Erath a Living Being

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Gift of Blessingsto the person on your right. “(name) I give you my blessing. (name) I ask God to give you God’s blessing.”

Offering for work of the church   (Donations in picnic basket) 

Check out              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. 

Communion is coffee, tea and hot cross buns here at the virtual Mary Magdalene Café! All are welcome. (We usually have a pot luck dinner at home but for the beach we have finger food.) 

John 20:1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. 4The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10Then the disciples returned to their homes.

11But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; 12and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses. Refrain


And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

She speaks, and the sound of Her voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that She gave to me
Within my heart is ringing. Refrain

I’d stay in the garden with Them
Though the night around me be falling,
But They bid me go; through the voice of woe
Their voice to me is calling. Refrain

Swing low, sweet chariot, Coming for to carry me home.
Swing low, sweet chariot, Coming for to carry me home.

I looked over Jordan, what do I see, Coming for to carry me home.
A band of angels coming after me, Coming for to carry me home.[Chorus]

I look over Jordan, what do I see, Coming for to carry me home.
A band of angels coming after me, Coming for to carry me home.

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach. Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee 

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

NEED HELP THIS WEEK, to finish painting dance floor!

Earth Day Monday April 22  5 pm dinner workshop 7 pm Soap from Compost see flyer. We need help with dinner, set up, getting the word out, clean up etc. 

Earth Day Celebration Sunday 5 pm April 28thwe hope with live music!

We are seeking landand or collaboration with other individuals or organizations to build an artistic church to pray for the earth. Walt and Bonnie will live there, grow organic vegetables and continue Church for Our Common Home and Our Common Home Counseling Center. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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Apr
14
5:00 PM17:00

Palm Sunday

Mediation Please watch this Ted Talk and or all of Greta’s you tubes. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=greta+thunberg+ted+

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. 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 

Opening MusicOver my head I hear music, (singing, love)  in the air….there must be a God somewhere. 

ScripturesJohn 12:12-16The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord— the King of Israel!” 14Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written: 15“Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!” 16His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him.

Words of WisdomGreta Thunberg“I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic..and act as if the house is on fire.”  “So we can’t save the world by playing by the rules. The rules have to be changed. Everything has to change and it has to start today.” "You are not mature enough to tell it like is, even that burden you leave to us children. But I don't care about being popular. I care about climate justice and the living planet. Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity for a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money." Spoken at COP24 summit

Reflection                         Giving Up Capitalism for Lent

           Greta Thunberg  Is All Adults Granddaughter

                    Following Jesus and Greta to Easter and Earth Day 

Blessings to the person on your right. “(name) I give you my blessing.  (name) I ask God to give you God’s blessing.”

Blessings for the Earth, a living being 

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God of Ever-living, every-loving, and ever-adventurous God, we open to the gifts of tradition and excitement of innovation. We seek guidance in letting go and moving forward to be your faithful compassion in healing our communities and the world. Amen (Bruce Epperly, Praying with Process Theology)

Prayer Requests(Please offer name and condition briefly and Bonnie will repeat.)

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Musical Prayer Psalm 23 (see insert)  

Body Prayers                        

Salutation to the Sun

Animal sounds

Prostrationson the sand and/or quiet time to pray in solitude

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for work of the church   (please place donations in picnic basket) 

Check out              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. 

 Communion is our pot luck snacks at the Mary Magdalene Café and all are welcome. (We usually have dinner but at the beach we have finger food.) 

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels.  

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach. Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster  2212 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

NEED HELP THIS WEEK, Monday and or Tuesday to finish painting dance floor!

Easter Sunday sunrise 6:30 am worship at Torrey Pines State Park Beach, coffee, tea, hot cross buns and hard boiled eggs!

Earth Day Monday April 22  workshop 7 pm Soap from Compost see flyer. 

We need help with dinner, set up, getting the word out, clean up etc. 

Earth Day Celebration Sunday 5 pm April 28thwe hope with live music!

We are seeking landand or collaboration with other individuals or organizations to build an artistic church to pray for the earth. Walt and Bonnie will live there, grow organic vegetables and continue Church for Our Common Home and Our Common Home Counseling Center. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

Taize Lent week 5

Welcome/ Check in (How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. 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

         Greeting one another as Christ, seeing through the eyes of Christ.

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God of Ever-living, every-loving, and ever-adventurous God, we open to the    gifts of tradition and excitement of innovation. We seek guidance in letting go and moving forward to be your faithful compassion in healing our communities and the world. Amen (Bruce Epperly, Praying with Process Theology)

Prayer Requests(Please offer name and condition briefly and Bonnie will repeat.)

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand 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 u sand the celebration among us now and forever. Amen

Reflection                     Lent Week # 5 The Deer’s Cryby Shaun Davey

I arise today

Through the strength of Heaven, Light of sun

Radiance of moon, Splendor of fire Speed of lightning, Swiftness of wind
Depth of the sea, Stability of earth Firmness of rock

I arise today

Through God’s strength to pilot me God’s eye to look before me
God’s wisdom to guide me God’s way to lie before me

God’s shield to protect me

From all who shall wish me ill, Afar and near
Alone and in a multitude, Against every cruel
Merciless power, That may oppose my body and soul

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise, Christ to shield me Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me. I arise today.

Taize      Prayer, God, Morphic Resonance, Subtle Energy and the Christ 

                                            (see insert) 

Blessings to the person on your right. “(name) I give you my blessing.  (name) I give you God’s blessing.”

Blessings for the Earth, a living being and release of the lady bugs

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for church (please place donations in red box with lid in the dining room) 

Check out              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.  

Communion is our pot luck dinner at the Mary Magdalene Café and a are welcome.

Taize      Prayer, God, Subtle Energy and the Christ

Chant Our God is our light, Our light and salvation. In God I trust. In God I trust. (repeat) 

Silence

Reading  “Furthermore, after living there a while, I also saw the shadow side of the Hindu tradition, which I hadn't seen in my earlier brief visit. There is a fatalistic lack of concern for other people that was alien to me. That view was at variance with my more optimistic, progressivist Christian culture. In India I came face to face with the realization that rooted in the Christian tradition is the sense that you can, and should, help other people; we can aim for some better state of affairs on Earth, for the whole of society. When I talked with my Indian friends and colleagues, it became very clear that I had this view deep within me. I realized that this sense didn't come from Hindu philosophy, nor from my atheistic outlook. Instead, I saw it came from a deeply embedded Christian view of the world that I carried with me unwittingly. In fact, I realized this partly because in conversation with my Indian friends they would frequently point out that so much of what I was expressing was a Christian view. The repeated revelation of this, even to an avowed atheist, was difficult to ignore.” Rupert SheldrakePrayer: a Challenge for Science Noetic Sciences Review, (Summer 1994)

Chant Ubi caritas et amor, ubi caritas De-usi-biest. Live in charity and steadfast love, live in charity, God will dwell in you. (repeat)

Silence 

Reading “I spent some time living in Father Bede Griffiths ashram, and I found that coming back to a Christian path made sense to me. I began praying and discovered that it was more helpful to me than meditating. I would say that meditation involves a kind of separation between the practice and the rest of one’s life; it is going into another space altogether. You could say that contemplative prayer would have the same effect. But for me, ordinary petitionary and intercessory prayer, such as the "Lord’s Prayer" links the events of my daily life directly with my practice. I pray about what I've done that day and what’s coming up the next day. It's a matter of bringing the very fabric of one's life -relationships, work, and personal concerns into the context of the spiritual life.” Rupert Sheldrake 

Chant “Come and fill my heart with your peace, you the God of love are holy. Come and fill our hearts with your peace”

Silence

Reading The key to understanding prayer as a scientific phenomenon requires, in my view, getting away from the idea of the mind as somehow inside the brain. If we think our minds are confined to our brains the standard view then since what goes on in our brain occurs in the privacy and isolation of our own skull it can’t affect anyone else. However, I see minds being field-like in nature (part of my general view of morphic fields), and I see mental fields as the basis for habitual patterns of thought. Mental fields go beyond, though, and interface with the electromagnetic patterns in the brain. In this way mental fields can affect our bodies through our brains. However, they are much more extensive than our brains, reaching out to great distances in some cases.”Rupert Sheldrake

Chant Sweet will of God, still fold me closer. Till I am wholly lost in Thee. (repeat)

Silence

Reading “If prayer affects things in the physical world, its effects should be measurable, and science should be able to investigate it. There is a very scattered literature on this, but when you bring it all together as Larry Dossey has done in his recent book, Healing Words (Harper San Francisco, 1993), you see there is quite a large number of interesting experiments with challenging results. Out of 131 controlled experiments on prayer-based healing, more than half showed statistically significant benefits. One of the best known is a double blind study of 393 patients in the coronary unit at San Francisco General Hospital. In this experiment, 192 patients, chosen at random, were prayed for by home prayer groups, the others were not. The prayed-for patients recovered better than the controls, and fewer died.”Rupert Sheldrake

Chant HolySpirit come to us, kindle in us the fire of your love, Holy Spirit, come to us, Holy Spirit, come to us.”(repeat)

Silence

Reading “”Sometimes, a person drawn to subtle activism sees himself or herself as a “warrior of light” going forth to do battle with forces of darkness.” It’s easy to frame a situation so that there are “friends” to help and “enemies” to combat. But subtle activism is not spiritual combat. It is an act of healing, which is inclusive by its nature. There are no enemies in subtle activism, only conditions to be understood, held in love and positive energies and transformed. When we are aligned with sacredness, we feel this inclusiveness more powerfully…..We must be whatever it is that we “send.” David Spangler Working with Subtle  Energies  

Chant Come and pray in us, Holy Spirit, come and pray in us, come and visit us, Holy Spirit, Spirit come, Sprit come. (repeat) 

Silence

“You could picture it something like this: When two people come into contact and establish some mental connection (perhaps experienced as affection, love, even hate) their morphic fields in effect become part of a larger, inclusive field. Then, if they separate from each other it is as if their particular portions of the morphic field are stretched elastically, so that there remains a "mental tension" or link between them. There has to be something like this that relates the two people.”Rupert Sheldrake

ChantO God of Loveliness O Lord of Heaven AboveHow worthy to possess my hearts devoted love.So sweet they countenance so gracious to behold  That one, one only glance to me were bliss untold(repeat)

Silence

Reading ““Because I believe in God, I find it  supremely important to reconsider and doubt my belief, And because God is of ultimate importance, how we think of God deeply affects how we live. Every misunderstanding 

of God reflects itself in a misdirection of human energy.”  John B. Cobb Jr. Can Christ be Good News Again? 

 Chant O Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee, I give thee back the life I owe, that in Thine ocean depths its flow, may richer fuller be. (repeat) 

Silence

Reading“Christ is the giver of life to all who live, of freedom to all who are free, of understanding to all who understand, of love to all who love. Apart from Christ, there could be no life, no reason, no imagination, no personal or social redemption. But neither in Jesus, nor elsewhere, does Christ compel human beings to respond to the divine gift, promise, and call. Christ does not act as one agent alongside others but in the empowering and directing of every agent.”  John B. Cobb Jr. Can Christ be Good News Again? 

ChantChrist with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise, Christ to shield me, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me.
I arise today.

Silence

Reading Gospel of John 12:1-8 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, 5“Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?” 6(He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.)7Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. 8You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”

Chant Alleluia Kiss the Bride of Christ Mary Magdalene 

Anointing

 Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach. Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster  2212 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

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

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

Easter Sunday sunrise 6:30 am worship at Torrey Pines State Park Beach

Earth Day Monday April 22  workshop 7 pm Soap form Compost see flyer. We need help with dinner, set up, getting the word out, clean up etc. 

Earth Day Celebration Sunday 5 pm April 28thwe hope with live music!

We are seeking land and or collaboration with other individuals or organizations to build an artistic church to pray for the earth. Walt and Bonnie will live there, grow organic vegetables and continue Church for Our Common Home and Our Common Home Counseling Center. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests (858) 248-5123

 

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Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

Lent week 4

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. 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

Musical Prayer             O God of Loveliness           Angels and Saints at Ephesus

Prayer Requests(Please offer name and condition briefly and Bonnie will repeat before we say AMEN)

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Silent Prayer

Scripture Gospel of Luke 15:1-32 (see insert) 

Reflection                     Lent Week #4 12 Step for 

Church for Our Common Home to Become an EcoCiv

God Loves You and There is Nothing You Can Do about It! 

Silent Prayer   

Musical Response        Flowers Are Red (see insesrt) 

Blessings for everyone in the circle

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for church (please place donations in red box with lid in the dining room)  

Check out              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. 

O God of Loveliness O Lord of Heaven Above
O God of Loveliness O Lord of Heaven Above
How worthy to possess my hearts devoted love.
So sweet they countenance so gracious to behold 
That one, one only glance to me were bliss untold

 

Gospel of Luke 15:1-32 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3So he told them this parable: 4“Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? 5When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. 6And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. 8“Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? 9When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

11Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’ So he divided his property between them. 13A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and traveled to a distant country, and there he squandered his property in dissolute living. 14When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. 15So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs. 16He would gladly have filled himself with the pods that the pigs were eating; and no one gave him anything. 17But when he came to himself he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired hands have bread enough and to spare, but here I am dying of hunger! 18I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; 19I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands.”’ 20So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him. 21Then the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly, bring out a robe—the best one—and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; 24for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!’ And they began to celebrate.25“Now his elder son was in the field; and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. 26He called one of the slaves and asked what was going on. 27He replied, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has got him back safe and sound.’ 28Then he became angry and refused to go in. His father came out and began to plead with him. 29But he answered his father, ‘Listen! For all these years I have been working like a slave for you, and I have never disobeyed your command; yet you have never given me even a young goat so that I might celebrate with my friends. 30But when this son of yours came back, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fatted calf for him!’ 31Then the father said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.’”

A Story for schools for an eco/civ. Flowers Are Redby Harry Chapin (Bonnie Tarwater changed the story to be about a little girl not a little boy, but both are equally important stories.) 

But the little girl said, There are so many colors in the rainbow
So many colors in the morning sun, So many colors in the flower and I see every one

And she said, Flowers are red young lady and
Green leaves are green, There's no need to see flowers any other way
Than the way they always have been seen

But the little girl said, There are so many colors in the rainbow
So many colors in
Invitations: 
Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Candle Light Beach worship (we will have worship at our home if it is raining) every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach.  Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster  2212 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

Easter Sunday sunrise 6:30 am worship at Torrey Pines State Park Beach

We are seeking land and or collaboration with other individuals or organizations to build an artistic church to pray for the earth. Walt and Bonnie will live there, grow organic vegetables and continue Church for Our Common Home and Our Common Home Counseling Center. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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Mar
24
5:00 PM17:00

Lent week 3

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

Special Thanks to Walt for tomorrow night. 

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. 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

Musical Prayer            Angels Watchin Over Me

All night , all day, angels watchin over me my Lord. All night all day angels watchin over me. If I die before I wake, angels wathcin over m my Lord, 

Pray my Lord my soul to take, angels watchin over me. (repeat)  

Prayer Requests(Please offer name and condition briefly and Bonnie will repeat including all with prayer need before we say AMEN)

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Silent Prayer

Scripture Gospel of Luke 13:1-9 “At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? 3No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. 4Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them—do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.”

6Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. 7So he said to the gardener, ‘See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?’ 8He replied, ‘Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. 9If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’”

Reflection           Lent Week #3 Jesus and the Nature Spirits

Hurry Up, Repent, Metanoia means to commune with the

Larger Mind of God

Silent Prayer  

Musical ResponseThe Garden Song David Mallett 

 Chorus Inch by inch, row by row,  Gonna make this garden grow
All it takes is a rake and a hoe, And a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row, Someone bless these seeds I sow
Please God warm them from below, Till the rain comes tumbling down.

1. Pulling weeds and picking stones ,We are made of dreams and bones
Feel the need to grow my own, Cause the time is close at hand
Grain for grain, sun and rain, Find my way in nature's chain
Tune my body and my brain, To the music from the land.

2. Plant your rows straight and long, Temper them with prayer and song
Mother Earth will make you strong, If you give her love and care
Mother crow watching me , From her perch in yonder tree
In my garden I'm as free,  As that feathered mother  up there. 

Anointingand Blessingfor Garden and One Year Growth

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for church (please place donations in red box with lid in the dining room) 

Check out              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. 

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Candle Light Beach worship (we will have worship at our home if it is raining) every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach.  Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster  2212 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

Presentation for Men’s Group at First UU Churchwith Walt and Jamie Monday, March 25th

We are seeking land and or collaboration with other individuals or organizations to build an artistic church to pray for the earth. Walt and Bonnie will live there, grow organic vegetables and continue Church for Our Common Home and Our Common Home Counseling Center. 

Please call Rev. Bonnie if you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

 

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Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

Lent week 2

Meditation  ”(Exercise to create an identity pouch) It’s a container. However, it’s more than just that. In a similar way, you are a space that holds the content of your life: your thoughts, feelings, memories and so forth. These contents are important, but they do not fully define you. You can transcend them if you need to; you can change and transform because what you are as a spirit and soul as a living identity, is larger than the contents of your mind. Like the carpetbag which Mary Poppins carried that could hold anything no matter how large, the space within you, the space of your soul and your imagination, can hold anything you put into it.”  Working with Subtle Energiesby   David Spangler

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. 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

Musical Prayer           Angels Watchin Over Me

All night , all day, angels watchin over me my Lord. All night all day angels watchin over me. If I die before I wake, angels wathcin over m my Lord, 

Pray my Lord my soul to take, angels watchin over me. (repeat)  

Prayer Requests(We are not sending but rather in deep loving relationship for those we pray for. Please offer name and condition briefly)

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

 Silent Prayer

Scripture Gospel of Luke 13:31-35 NRSVAt that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. 33Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.’ 34Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings,and you were not willing! 35See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.’” 

Poem                Breathing Under Waterby Carol Bieleck      Jamie Long

Reflection        Lent and Preparing for Earth Day, the New Easter: 

Week Two: Mary Poppins Bag of our Sacred Self’

 What is a meta for?

1.Your soul’s purpose.

2. Your connection to the worlds as a whole and the forces and power of nature.

3. Your connection to the Soul of Humanity as a whole, the larger evolving collective spirit of which you are a part and to which you contribute. (adapted from  Working with Subtle Energiesby   David Spangler) 

Silent Prayer      

Musical ResponseThe Garden Song (see insert)  

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for church (please place donations in red box with lid in the dining room) 

Check out              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. 

 Fr. Richard Rorh states that Carol Bieleck intuits in her poem that “we cannot stop the drowning waters of our addictive culture from rising, but we must at least see our reality for what it is, seek to properly detach from it, and build 'a coral castle and learn to breathe under water.' The New Testament called it salvation or enlightenment, the Twelve Step Program called it recovery.”

 BREATHING UNDER WATER

I built my house by the sea.
Not on the sands, mind you;
not on the shifting sand.
And I built it of rock.

A strong house
by a strong sea.
And we got well acquainted, the sea and I.
Good neighbors.
Not that we spoke much.
We met in silences.
Respectful, keeping our distance,
but looking our thoughts across the fence of sand.
Always, the fence of sand our barrier,
always, the sand between.

And then one day,
-and I still don’t know how it happened -
the sea came.
Without warning.

Without welcome, even
Not sudden and swift, but a shifting across the sand like wine,
less like the flow of water than the flow of blood.
Slow, but coming.
Slow, but flowing like an open wound.
And I thought of flight and I thought of drowning and I thought of death.
And while I thought the sea crept higher, till it reached my door.
And I knew, then, there was neither flight, nor death, nor drowning.
That when the sea comes calling, you stop being neighbors,
Well acquainted, friendly-at-a-distance neighbors,
And you give your house for a coral castle,
And you learn to breathe underwater.

Sr. Carol Bieleck, RSCJ
from an unpublished work

Garden Songby David Mallett 

Chorus

Inch by inch, row by row, Gonna make this garden grow

All it takes is a rake and a hoe, And a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row, Someone bless these seeds I sow
Please God warm them from below, Till the rain comes tumbling down.

1. Pulling weeds and picking stones ,We are made of dreams and bones
Feel the need to grow my own, Cause the time is close at hand
Grain for grain, sun and rain, Find my way in nature's chain
Tune my body and my brain, To the music from the land.

2. Plant your rows straight and long, Temper them with prayer and song
Mother Earth will make you strong, If you give her love and care
Mother crow watching me , From her perch in yonder tree
In my garden I'm as free,  As that feathered mother  up there.

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Candle Light Beach worship (we will have worship at our home if it is raining) every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach.  Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster  2212 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

Presentation for Men’s Group at First UU Church with Walt and Jamie Monday, March 25th

“Our Common Home Adventures” seeking land and or collaboration with other individuals or organizations to build an artistic church to pray for the earth. Walt and Bonnie will live there, grow organic vegetables and continue Church for Our Common Home and Our Common Home Counseling Center. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

TESTIMONIAL TO BONNIE TARWATER  John B. Cobb, Jr.

This request is certainly unusual.  Bonnie Tarwater is an unusual person.  The request expresses her thoroughly intelligent, but certainly counter-cultural, hopes.  Many of us talk about our distress at our alienation from the land, especially the soil and all the life it supports.  Bonnie is way beyond distress.  She really feels her community with the land.  The extraordinary experience of the lovers of the land at Findhorn has grasped her imagination.  She wants to connect with the life of the land as they have done.  

With the help of some generous owner of little used land, she will create a place where others can also learn to love the land and interact with it in mutual blessing.  My guess is that such experience will be healing in many ways.  Bonnie Tarwater is that rare person who can turn this vision into reality.  May it be so. 

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Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

Beloved Is Where We Begin

Meditation “There are four ideas that I wish to affirm at the outset. The first is this: In engaging the subtle worlds, love and trust yourself and have no fear….The second important idea we need to affirm is this: You do not have to be ‘psychic’ to work with the subtle energies. ….The third important idea is this: Subtle energies are not forces to me manipulated but living processes with which you enter into a relationship, each such relationship will be unique with each person. ….The fourth important idea is this: You will perceive subtle energies in your own unique way which may have nothing at all to do with ‘seeing’ or ‘hearing.’ 

Working with Subtle Energies  David Spangler

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. 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

Musical PrayerO Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee, I give thee back the life I owe, that in Thine ocean depths its flow, may richer fuller be. (repeat) 

Prayer Requests(We are not sending but rather in deep loving relationship for those we pray for. Please offer name and condition briefly)

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Silent Prayer

Scripture Luke 4:1-13Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. 3The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.” 4Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’” 5Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6And the devil said to him, “To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. 7If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’” 9Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,10for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,’ 11and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’” 12Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.

Poem                            Circle of Grace  (see insert)          by Jan Richardson

Reflection       Lent and Preparing for Earth Day, the New Easter: 

    Week One: The Hummingbird Mother and Baby

Musical Response                Sweet Will of God (see insert) 

Prayers and Prostrations for the Earth Beloved and Beloved

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for church (please place donations in red box with lid in the dining room) 

Check out              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. 

Beloved Is Where We Begin

If you would enter
into the wilderness,
do not begin
without a blessing.
Do not leave
without hearing
who you are:
Beloved,
named by the One
who has traveled this path
before you.
Do not go
without letting it echo
in your ears,
and if you find
it is hard
to let it into your heart,
do not despair.
That is what
this journey is for.
I cannot promise
this blessing will free you
from danger,
from fear,
from hunger
or thirst,
from the scorching
of sun
or the fall
of the night.
But I can tell you
that on this path
there will be help.
I can tell you
that on this way
there will be rest.
I can tell you
that you will know
the strange graces
that come to our aid
only on a road
such as this,
that fly to meet us
bearing comfort
and strength,
that come alongside us
for no other cause
than to lean themselves
toward our ear
and with their
curious insistence
whisper our name:

Beloved.

Beloved.

Beloved.

—Jan Richardson
from Circle of Grace

    TESTIMONIAL TO BONNIE TARWATER

                                                     John B. Cobb, Jr.

            This request is certainly unusual.  Bonnie Tarwater is an unusual person.  The request expresses her thoroughly intelligent, but certainly counter-cultural, hopes.  Many of us talk about our distress at our alienation from the land, especially the soil and all the life it supports.  Bonnie is way beyond distress.  She really feels her community with the land.  The extraordinary experience of the lovers of the land at Findhorn has grasped her imagination.  She wants to connect with the life of the land as they have done.  

            With the help of some generous owner of little used land, she will create a place where others can also learn to love the land and interact with it in mutual blessing.  My guess is that such experience will be healing in many ways. Bonnie Tarwater is that rare person who can turn this vision into reality.  May it be so.  

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST)  Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Candle Light Beach worship (we will have worship at our home if it is raining) every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach.  Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster  2212 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

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

Committee on Ministry meeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

“Our Common Home Adventures” seeking land and or collaboration with other individuals or organizations to build an artistic church to pray for the earth. Walt and Bonnie will live there and we will grow organic vegetables and continue Church for Our Common Home and continue to offer counseling. 

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

Transfiguration Sunday Taize and Roerich art work

Meditation “For the better part of seventy years, I’ve been aware of a non-physical aspect to the world around me. As a child, this usually took the form of perceiving radiance or emanation of energy surrounding the things around me. My earliest memories are of world in which everything is live….From time to time, I even observed beings—sometimes human, sometimes not—who would appear and disappear seemingly at random….(as an adult)I was visited one morning by an unusually strong and energetic radiant spirit who said we had work to do together…..we entered a collegial partnership that lasted for nearly thirty years.” David Spangler Working with Subtle Energies

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. 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

Prayer(in union)Holy One, God of Love, You who we call by many names, we give thanks for the transfiguration, the subtle realms, vision and dreams. May we enter this sacred place of worship with reverence and awe. We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us.  Amen   

Prayer Requests(We are not sending but rather in deep loving relationship for those we pray for. Please offer name and condition briefly)

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand 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

Silent Prayer

Taize (see insert)

                        “Jesus’ Transfiguration, Subtle Energies, Visions 

Dreams and the Internet”        

                               With art work of Nicholas Roerich

Wikepedia Nicholas Roerich (October 9, 1874 – December 13, 1947) – known also as Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh (Russian: Никола́й Константи́нович Ре́рих) – was a Russian painter, writer, archaeologisttheosophistphilosopher, and public figure, who in his youth was influenced by a movement in Russian society around the spiritual. He was interested in hypnosis and other spiritual practicesand his paintings are said to have hypnotic expression.Born in Saint PetersburgRussia, to a well-to-do notary public father of Baltic German ancestry and a Russian mother,  he lived in various places around the world until his death in NaggarHimachal Pradesh, India. Trained as an artist and a lawyer, his main interests were literature, philosophy, archaeology, and especially art. Roerich was a dedicated activist for the cause of preserving art and architecture during times of war. He earned several nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize long list. The so-called Roerich Pactwas signed into law by the United States and most nations of the Pan-American Union in April 1935.

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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 

Offering for church (please place donations in red box with lid in the dining room) 

Check out              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. 

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) 

Silence

Scripture Luke 9:28-36…Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 

Chant Come and pray in us, Holy Spirit, come and pray in us, come and visit us, Holy Spirit, Spirit come, Sprit come. (repeat) 

Silence

Scripture30Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 31They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 

Chant Our God is our light, Our light and salvation. In God I trust. In God I trust. (repeat) 

Silence

Scripture 33

Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” —not knowing what he said. 34While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. 35Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” 36When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.

Chant Sweet will of God, still fold me closer. Till I am wholly lost in Thee. (repeat)

Silence

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Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

Prayer and Healing Worship

Meditation  “I make a heartfelt appeal for an all-out battle against the abuse of minors both sexually and in other areas, on the part of all authorities and individuals, for we are dealing with abominable crimes that must be erased from the face of the earth,”  Pope Francis American Magazine the Jesuit Review Feb. 2019

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. 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

Musical Prayer                      O Love That Will Not Let me Go (see insert)

O Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee, I give thee back the life I owe, that in Thine ocean depths its flow, may richer fuller be. 

O Light that foll’west all my way, I yield my flick’ring torch to Thee. My heart restores its borrowed ray, that in Thy sunshine’s glow its day, may brighter fuller be. Lyrics by Matheson

Prayer(in union)Holy One, God of Love, You who we call by many names, we give thanks for being alive. May we open our eyes, spirits,  hearts and ears to you, for you are inside us and all around us.  May we enter this sacred place of worship with reverence and awe. We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us.  Amen   

Prayer Requests(We are not sending but rather in deep loving relationship for those we pray for.)

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Scripture Reading Gospel ofLuke 6:27-38“But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.29If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. 30Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.34If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”

Lectio Divina 

1.     What word or short phrase strikes me about this scripture? 

2.     What does this have to do with my life today?

3.     What is God showing me or calling me to do or be by what I am learning from this scripture? 

Silent Prayer

Musical Prayer           Sweet Will of God (see insert)

Reflection       “Giving and Receiving Blessings from One Another”           

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for church (please place donations in red box with lid in the dining room) 

Check out              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. 

MaryMagdalene Café pot luck dinner!

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST)  Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Candle Light Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach.  Please dress warmly for it is cold and call Bonnie if you can’t find us or meet us near Roberto’s Taco Shop on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool. 

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

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

Committee on Ministry meeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Review Phase 1 “Our Common Home Adventures” finding land and or collaboration with other individuals or organizations to build an artistic church to pray for the earth, Walt and Bonnie will live there and we will grow our own organic food. Phase 2 Creating a place for children and elders to live in intentional intergenerational community. 

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site.

Please call Rev. Bonnie if you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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Feb
10
5:00 PM17:00

One Billion Rising Dance Valentines Worship - Dancing for Mother Earth

Meditation     “Maybe you’re one of the ones who’s not dancing, who’s sitting in the corner, saying “It’s stupid,” or “I don’t want to,” or “I’m no good.” Well, like the guy at the prom who kindly and nobly takes notice, Jesus is extending his hand to you, asking would you please “answer thou unto my dancing” (M. R. James). “Would you please give Christianity a chance?” he asks. “I know that a lot of people don’t do it right and have made it look ridiculous, and that it can be intimidating to share a floor with those who are more advanced, but let me teach you.” (“When ye are come to me, then shall ye know: what ye know not will I myself teach you” [Holst].)”https://thejesusquestion.org/

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. 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

Musical Prayer                      O Love That Will Not Let me Go (see insert)

O Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee, I give thee back the life I owe, that in Thine ocean depths its flow, may richer fuller be.Lyrics by Matheson

Prayer(in union)Holy One, God of Love, You who we call by many names, we give thanks for the gift of life and all of creation.  We come to pray for you and the earth our common home. We pray for the trillions of cells in our body,  the trillions of cells in every handful of dirt and trillions of stars in the cosmos. May we know our oneness with you God of love,  the natural world and our own bodies. We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us. Amen   

Prayer Requests(We are not sending but rather in deep loving relationship for all those we pray for.)

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Guided Mediation

Scripture (see insert) Micah 6:4 Exodus 15:20 and Psalm 149 and 150

The Round Dance of the Cross from Acts of John (editor Marin Meyer) 

"For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam"

“Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand and went out with all the women behind her with tambourines and dancing. 

“Let them praise God’s name in the dance: let them sing praises unto God with timbrel and harp…Praise you God….Praise God with psaltery and harp. Praise God with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise God upon the loud symbols: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.” 

The Round Dance of the Cross (see insert) 

Reflection                       Dancing for Mother Earth 

Responsive Reading(see insert) 

Rehearse opening of dance and words(see insert) 

DANCING

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for church (please place donations in red box with lid in the dining room) 

Check out              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. 

Mary Magdalene Café pot luck dinner!

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great  Spirit. We celebrate  the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST)  Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Candle Light Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach.  Please dress warmly for it is cold and call Bonnie if you can’t find us or meet us near Roberto’s Taco Shop on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool. 

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

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

Committee on Ministry meeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Review finding land and or collaboration with other individuals or organizations to build an artistic church to pray for the earth, Walt and Bonnie will live and we will grow our own organic food. 

Join Bonnie this Thursday for One Billion Rising in Encinitas. Call Bonnie

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site.

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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Jan
13
5:00 PM17:00

Epiphany Baptism

Torrey Pines State Park Beach

Vegetarian pot luck dinner is our communion back at our house. 

Welcome/ Check in (How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. 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

Musical Prayer       Down to the River (Ocean) to Pray             Alison Kraus

Prayer(in union)Great Spirit, God of Love, You who we call by many names, we give thanks for the gift of life and all of creation.  WE come to pray for the earth our common home. We give thanks for her abundant gifts to us.(Silence)We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us.  We give thanks to all our ancestors who loved and cared for us making it possible for us to be here now.  May we experience an Epiphany a sudden flash of intuition a realization of the divine during this season of Epiphany as we commune with all that is alive and our Mother Earth. (Silence)Amen   

Prayer Requests

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Silent Prayer

Scripture The Gospel of Luke 3:21,22 The Inclusive New Testament Priests for Equality 

When all the people were baptized, Jesus also came to be baptized. And while Jesus was praying, the skies opened and the Holy Spirit descended on the anointed One I visible form, like a dove. A voice from heaven said, ‘You are my Own, my Beloved. On you my favor rests.”

Reflection                 Prepare for Baptism on Easter             Rev. Bonnie

Hymn                              Wade in the Water

Wade in the water, wade in the water children Wade in the water, 
God's gonna trouble the water

Who's that young girl dressed in red, Wade in the water
Must be the children that Moses led God's gonna trouble the water

Who's that young girl dressed in white, Wade in the water
Must be the children of the Israelite
Oh, God's gonna trouble the water

Who's that young girl dressed in blue, Wade in the water
Must be the children that's coming through,
God's gonna trouble the water, yeah

Chant Preparing for Baptism

Ho’oponopono: I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.

Prayers to the earth in prostration or any kind of solitary prayer 

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for church (please place donations in red box near in dining room) 

Check out              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. 

Vegetarian pot luck dinner is our communion back at our house. 

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everything else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the divine reality.  We celebrate all  the wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  science and we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible as well as the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST)  Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Candle Light Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach.  Please dress warmly for it is cold and call Bonnie if you can’t find us or meet us near Roberto’s Taco Shop on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool. 

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

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

Committee on Ministry meeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

MLK All People’s BreakfastMondayJanuary 21th, 9-12 noon $75join Walt and Bonnie and buy tickets www.alliancesd.org/all-peoples-celebration-sponsorship.

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site.

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

                          

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Jan
6
5:00 PM17:00

Everyone is welcome at God’s table

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

Invocation  Our Dear, Dear Motherby   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. 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

Hymn  We Three Kings

We three kings of Orient are Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain Following yonder star
O Star of wonder, star of night Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding Guide us to thy Perfect Light
Born a King on Bethlehem's plain Gold I bring to crown Him again
King forever, ceasing never Over us all to reign
Frankincense to offer have I Incense owns a Deity nigh
Prayer and praising, all men raising Worship Him, God most high
Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume Breathes of life of gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

Prayer(in union)Holy Mama, Great Spirit, God of Love,You who we call by many names, we give thanks for the gift of life and all of creation. We thank you for the potential that is the process of becoming and inspiration this Epiphany We pray for the 8 billion people in our human family and for the animals, plants and minerals, the water, air, land and stars. May we treat all children and all life forms as the interconnected web of interspecies life that is the truth of our shared existence. We pray for the 150-200 species that die every day in this time of earth genocide. (Silence)We pray for the poor and sick as well as the poor and sick of spirit. (Silence) We pray for our common home Mother Earth who has been dishonored, ignored and abused. We give thanks for her abundant gifts to us. (Silence)  We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us.  We give thanks to all our ancestors who loved and cared for us making it possible for us to be here now.  May we act in creativity in love in the new year. (Silence)Amen   

Prayer Requests

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe celebrate your many names. Your wisdom comeYour will be done, unfolding from 

the depths within us.Each day you give us all that we need.You remind us of our limitsand 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

Silent Prayer

Epiphany Taize 

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for church (please place donations in red box near in dining room) 

Check out              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. 

Vegetarian pot luck dinner is our communion. 

Everyone is welcome at God’s table. 

Chant Be still and know that I am God/dess.  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) 

Silence

Scripture Matthew 2:1-23 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” 

Chant Come and pray in us, Holy Spirit, come and pray in us, come and visit us, Holy Spirit, Spirit come, Sprit come. (repeat) 

Silence

ScriptureKing Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. 5They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: 6‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.’” 7Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. 8Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.”

Chant Go tell it on the mountain over the hill and everywhere, go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born. (repeat) 

Silence

Scripture When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. 11On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh

Chant  Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright, round yon virgin mother and child holy infant so tender nd mild. Sleep in heavenly sleep, sleep in heavenly peace. (repeat) 

Silence

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everything else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the divine reality.  We celebrate all  the wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  science and we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible as well as the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST)  Churchforourcommonhome.com  

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Candle Light Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach.  Please dress warmly for it is cold and call Bonnie if you can’t find us or meet us near Roberto’s Taco Shop on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool. 

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

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

Committee on Ministry meeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 11/29 4:30pm call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

MLK All People’s BreakfastMondayJanuary 21th, 9-12 noon $75join Walt and Bonnie and buy tickets www.alliancesd.org/all-peoples-celebration-sponsorship.

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site.

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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Dec
30
5:00 PM17:00

We give thanks for her abundant gifts to us.

“Bridge Meadows promotes health and well-being across three generations by providing permanent, adoptive homes for youth in foster care, supporting adoptive parents with resources and guidance, and helping elders retain meaning and purpose in their daily lives through positive social connection.” Mission of Bridge Meadows 

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

Invocation      Our Dear, Dear Motherby   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. 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

Music                         Nearer My God to Thee (see insert) 

Prayer(in union)Holy Mama, Great Spirit, God of Love,  You who we call by many names, we give thanks for the gift of life and all of creation. We thank you for the potential that is the process of becoming in the New Year. We pray for the 8 billion people in our human family and for the animals, plants and minerals, the water, air, land and stars. May we treat all children and all life forms as the interconnected web of interspecies life that is the truth of our shared existence. We pray for the 150-200 species that die every day in this time of earth genocide. (Silence)We pray for the poor and sick as  well as  the poor and sick of spirit. (Silence)We pray for our common home Mother Earth who has been dishonored, ignored and abused. We give thanks for her abundant gifts to us. (Silence)  We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us.  We give thanks to all our ancestors who loved and cared for us making it possible for us to be here now.  May we act in creativity in love in the new year. (Silence) Amen

Prayer Requests

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Silent Prayer

Scripture Luke 2:36-38 There was a woman named Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, who was also a prophet. She had lived a long life, seven years with her husband, and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the Temple, worshiping day and night, fasting and praying. Coming up at that moment, she gave thanks to God and talked about the child to all who anticipated the deliverance of Jerusalem. 

Reflection - Intentional Intergenerational Community

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for the ministry of the church - Walt

Special Music When the Spirit says Sing 

Check out              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. 

Pot luck dinner is our communion. Everyone is welcome at God’s table

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everything else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the divine reality.  We celebrate all  the wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  science and we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible as well as the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST)  Churchforourcommonhome.com 

 

New Year’s Eve Dec.  31 6-9 pmwithout alcoholnew Wailing Wall, prayers of grief and closure, guided mediation, fire ritual, walking the snake labyrinth with music and candle light, dream sharing and incubation. Please bring finger foods.  

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Candle Light Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach.  Please dress warmly for it is cold and call Bonnie if you can’t find us or meet us near Roberto’s Taco Shop on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool. 

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

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

Committee on Ministry meeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 11/29 4:30pm call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

MLK All People’s BreakfastMondayJanuary 21th, 9-12 noon $75join Walt and Bonnie and buy tickets www.alliancesd.org/all-peoples-celebration-sponsorship.

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site.

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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Dec
23
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Worship

Welcome/ Check in (How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

Invocation      Our Dear, Dear Motherby   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. 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

Prayer(in union)Holy Mama, Great Spirit, God of Love,  You who we call by many names, we give thanks for the gift of life and all of creation. We thank you for the leap of joy in our hearts that is Christmas. We pray for the 8 billion people in our human family and for the animals, plants and minerals, the water, air, land and stars. May we treat all children and all life forms as the interconnected web of interspecies life that is the truth of our shared existence. We pray for the 150-200 species that die every day in this time of earth genocide. (Silence)  We pray for the humanitarian crisis at the US border with Mexico, with 15,000 children have been incarcerated by our government. We pray for the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the 14 million people on the brink of starvation. We pray for all those who are hungry and living in violence in Central America, Afghanistan, Palestine, urban America and those suffering from domestic violence in families around the world.  We pray for all those in war torn countries and those in prison.   We pray for the 68 million refugees in the world, one in every 100 people, half of whom are under 18 years old. We pray for climate catastrophe, corporate greed and military madness that has brought us to an earth crisis. May this crisis wake us up to our oneness and that we are created in love. God hear our prayers.     (Silence)We pray for the poor and sick as  well as the poor and sick of spirit. (Silence)We pray for our common home Mother Earth who has been dishonored, ignored and abused. We give thanks for her abundant gifts to us. (Silence)  We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us.  We wait in silence for the God of love who is always with us to heal us and fill us with joy this Christmas amidst injustice and fear.   We give thanks to all our ancestors who loved and cared for us making it possible for us to be here now.  (Silence) Amen

Prayer Requestsand Prayer (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Reading “America is in the powerful and perilous position of being the empire of our day….the stories of the first Christmas are pervasively anti-imperial. In our setting, what does it mean to affirm with the Christmas stories that Jesus is the son of God (and the emperor is not)… that Jesus is the way to peace on earth (and the emperor is not). There is a political meaning and challenge in these stories, both in their ancient setting and today. Of course these stories are not “only “ political—they are also deeply personal and they speak powerfully about our deepest yearnings and about God’s promises and passion….They are about light in our darkness, the fulfillment of our deepest yearnings, and the birth of Christ within us.”

The First Christmas, Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan

Reflection God is Truth and Justice The Christmas story as the Message of Jesus in Miniature

“God will have the last word, not the empire!” 

Music           Joy to the World and Hark the Herald Angels Sing 

Dr. Nile and Constantine El Wardani 

Joy to the world, the Lord is come Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven and nature sing And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy Repeat the sounding joy Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy

Joy to the world, now we sing Let the earth receive her king
Joy to the world, now we sing Let the angel voices ring
Joy to the world, now we sing Let men their songs employ
Joy to the world, now we sing Repeat the sounding joy

Hark! the herald angels sing, "Glory to the new-born King! 
Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled." 
Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies; 
With th' angelic host proclaim, "Christ is born in Bethlehem." 
Hark! the herald angels sing, "Glory to the new-born King!

Scripture Luke 2:1-7New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. 5 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child.7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. 

Reflection God In Nature and all that is Alive“I Knew He was an Animal and I was an Animal and because of that I Knew What to Do as a Mother.” 

Music                              Jesus Our Brother (see insert)

Reflection God and Science I don’t get how the sperm photo has anything to do with Xmas.” Walt Rutherford 

Scripture Luke 2:6-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

Music                             Away in the Manger (see insert)

Scripture Luke 2:8-19 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah,[a] the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host,[b] praising God and saying,14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!”[c]15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.

Reflection God and the I Thou Relationship “Mary treasured these words and pondered them in her heart”…and she looked at the baby and the baby looked at her and she smiled and it was holy and of God.”  

Music                         What Child Is This? (see insert)

Reading “Now, if we take the sponge and saturate it in the waters of selfhood, it becomes heavy, ponderous and bloated; and because it cannot respond to the breezes, it virtually goes nowhere. If, however, the sponge can stay away from these waters and no longer allow itself to be used, it will eventually, by sitting alone and aloof for a long time, dry out and return to its original structure. But there’s another way this can happen. This is for an outside agent to pick up the sponge and squeeze it dry—quickly and all at once—and then put it aside to be used for other purposes than the absorbing of water. The sponge that has been quickly dried has, at first, a unique sense of lightness, emptiness and freedom. It takes a awhile to adjust to a new way of life wherein it eventually discovers that the basic structure of the mind and its faculties remain intact and perfectly functional but functional in a new way, a way no longer weighed down by the absorption of water. Although it knows there has been some radical change that seem to be a transformation into something other than what it was, in time it sees it has only returned to what it was originally; and thus, everything seems to be the same as before, with the only difference being the absence of the waters of self.” The Experience of No-SelfBernadette Roberts 

Gift of a Sponge

Reflection God and  Silence and Prayer

Music                                    Silent Night                     and candle lighting

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

Offering for the ministry of the church                                            Walt

Musical Offering       La Cinquantaineby Bach                     Constantine

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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. 

Pot luck dinner is our communion. Everyone is welcome at God’s table.

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everything else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the divine reality.  We celebrate all  the wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  science and we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible as well as the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST)  Churchforourcommonhome.com 

New Year’s Eve Dec.  31 6-9 pmwithout alcoholnew Wailing Wall, prayers of  grief and closure, guided mediation, fire ritual, walking the snake labyrinth with music and candle light, dream sharing and incubation. Please bring finger foods.  

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am.  

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Candle Light Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach.  Please dress warmly for it is cold and call Bonnie if you can’t find us or meet us near Roberto’s Taco Shop on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool. 

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministry meeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 11/29 4:30pm call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

MLK All People’s BreakfastMondayJanuary 21th, 9-12 noon $75join Walt and Bonnie and buy tickets www.alliancesd.org/all-peoples-celebration-sponsorship.

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site.

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

Holy Mama, Great Spirit, God of Love

Candle Lighting/Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations

Invocation      Our Dear, Dear Motherby   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. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus

Invocation      Our Dear, Dear Motherby   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. 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

Responsive Vow  “We come to pledge  to work and live as generously and wisely as we can on behalf of Mother earth and her creatures so that future generations might live and thrive and take in her beauty and her health that we  may become defenders and lovers of Mother Earth.” (Matthew Fox)  

Prayer(in union)Holy Mama, Great Spirit, God of Love,  You who we call by many names, we give thanks for you and all of creation. We thank yo for the dark, winter, the depths within us and all that is invisible in the pre birth of advent. We follow Mary into the Christmas story, pregnant and full of love for God, pregnant with vision and hope. We pray for the 8 billion people in our human family and for the animals, plants and minerals, the water, air, land and stars. We confess that we have not recognized you in everyone, everywhere! We pray for the 150-200 species that die every day in this time of earth genocide. We pray for the humanitarian crisis on the border of Mexico as well as in Syria and the 14 million people on the brink of starvation in a war the US  supports and the millions starving in Central America another place of US Empire. We pray for the 68 million refugees in the world, one in every 100 people. (Silence)We pray for the poor and the poor of spirit. We pray for our Mother Earth who has been dishonored, ignored and abused. We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us.  (Silence)We follow in Mother Mary’s footsteps and ask you to God to lead us. Like Mary we are pregnant this Advent and winter with visions of peace and justice. Amen   

Prayer Requests

Prayer(in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen.

Taize Pregnant with the Vision of Justice Mary’s Magnificat (skip to *below and continue onto insert)  

Love offering for ministry of  church 

(Please place tax deductible  donations in red box near the front door) 

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

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Communion is our pot luck feast at the Mary Magdalene Café

Discussion about Border humanitarian crisis

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. 

*Taize Pregnant with the Vision of Justice Mary’s  Magnificat 

Words of WisdomBerta Cacecer was an environmental indigenous Honduran woman wholike Mary, was a prophet intimes of violence and cruel Empire. Shewas assassinated in March of this year. We dedicate this worship to her memory and to all who like Berta and Mother Mary had the courage to stand in solidarity with God and justice against violent and the tortuous forces of Empire. We ask for the spirit of Mary and Berta to be with us now. We ask Godto give us courage and vision. Berta said, “We must undertake the struggle in all parts of the world, wherever we may be, because we have no other spare or replacement planet. We have only this one, and we have to take action,”

Chant  O Come O come Emmanuel and with your captive children dwell Give comfort to all exiles here, and to the aching heart bid cheer. 

Rejoice Rejoice, Emmanuel shall come within as Love to dwell. (repeat)

Silence

Scripture Luke 1:26-38

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

Chant O Come, Ocome you Splendor very bright as joy that never yield to might. O come and turn all heart to peace that greed and war at last shall cease. Rejoice. Rejoice.  within as Love to dwell.(repeat)

Silence

Scripture Luke 1:29-30

29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 

Chant

Silence

Scripture Luke 1:31-33

31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

Chant O Come O Come you Wisdom from on high from depths that hide within a sigh, to temper knowledge without care, to render every act a prayer. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come within as Hope to dwell. (repeat) 

Silence

Scripture Luke 1:34-38

34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

ChantMy soul gives glory to my God. My heart ours out its praise. God lifted up my lowliness in many marvelous ways. (repeat) 

Silence

Scripture  Luke 1:44-56

"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his handmaid. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed, for the One who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear him. 

Chant My God has done great things for me: Holy is her Name. All people will declare me blessed, and blessing they shall claim.(repeat)

Silence

Scripture Luke 1:44-56

He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts; he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. 

ChantFrom age to age to all who fear, such mercy Love imparts, dispensing justice far and near, dismissing selfish hearts.(repeat)

Silence

Scripture Luke 1:44-56

He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his posterity forever.

ChantLove casts the mighty from their thrones promotes the insecure, leaves hungry spirits satisfied the rich seem suddenly poor. (repeat)

Silence

Words of Wisdom  “The Magnificat's message is so subversive that for a period during the 1980s the government of Guatemala banned its public recitation, seeing the central point of this song to be the assertion of the holiness of God. Peruvian theologian Gustave Gutierrez argues that any reading is fruitless that "attempts to tone down what Mary's song tells us about the preferential love of God for the lowly and the abused, and about the transformation of history that God's loving will implies."' Elizabeth Johnson, US Catholic Faith and Real Life, Dec. 20013 

Chant Praise God whose loving covenant supports those in distress remembering  past promises with present faithfulness. 

Silence

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everything else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the divine reality.  We study the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, Indigenous peoples and science. We study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible as well as the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sunday’s 5 pm (PST)  Churchforourcommonhome.com 

Book group, Jesus Abba, by Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. at 3-4:30 pm before worship Sunday of the month and last class Dec. 9th.

Candle light worship at Torrey Pines  5pm and then join us for 6:30 interfaith worshipnext week University Christain Church on Cleveland Street near Hillcrest. 

Civil Disobedience Dec. 10thMonday walking 3 miles to border 

Our Lady of Guadalupe worship on Dec. 16th as a part of our Prayer and Healing third Sunday worship.

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Candle Light Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park.  Please dress warmly for it is cold and call Bonnie if you can’t find us.

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday-InDec. we will celebrate the feast of  Our Lady Of Guadalupe  

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday, after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 11/29 4:30pm call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Pot luck after church on the Sunday before Christmas Sunday Dec. 23 at 5 pm which will be our Christmas Service.

New Year’s Eve Jan 31 6-9 pmalcohol free, dream group, dream incubation, guided mediation, walking the snake labyrinth with music and candle light. Monday 

MLK All People’s BreakfastMondayJanuary 21th, 9-12 noon $75join Walt and Bonnie and buy tickets www.alliancesd.org/all-peoples-celebration-sponsorship.

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site.

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit or have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

                          

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Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

The earth will belong equally to all, undivided by walls or fences. It will then bear more abundant fruits spontaneously - Jewish Sibylline Order

13014 Calle de Las Rosas,  SD CA 92129

Welcome/ Check in (How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

Invocation      Our Dear, Dear Motherby   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. 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

Opening Hymn    Tiny Beginningsby Grace Lewis-McLaren   (see insert)            

Responsive Vow  We come to pledge “to defend Mother Earth, to work and live as generously and wisely as we can on behalf of Mother earth and her creatures so that future generations might live and thrive and take in her beauty and her health that we  may become defenders and lovers of Mother Earth.”  (Matthew Fox)  

Prayer(in union)Holy Mama, Great Spirit, God of Love,  You who we call by many names, we give thanks for you and all of creation. Thank you God for our common home Mother Earth and help us to awake up  and open our eyes to see your magnificence all around us. We pray for the 8 billion people in our human family. We pray for the animals, plants and minerals, the water, air, land and stars. 

We confess that we have not recognized you in everyone, everywhere! We pray for the 150-200 species that die every day in this time of earth genocide. We pray for the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the 14 million people on the brink of starvation in a war the US  supports. We pray for the poor and the poor of spirit. We pray for the 68 million refugees in the world, one in every 100 people. We pray for our Mother Earth who has been dishonored, ignored and abused. We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us.  (Silence)We pray for all human and non-human babies this Advent and Christmas season. May we wake up to the truth that all children are our own. Gracious God fill us with hope amidst despair. We come to you and give thanks and celebrate hope. We prepare this night  for Advent and the dark of winter. In the stillness of our silent prayers may we release and surrender into you and your love. Amen   

Prayer Requests

Prayer(in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Musical Prayer     Open My Eyes, That I May See (see insert)

Scripture Jewish Sibylline Order(a vision of family not democracy according to Marcus Borg, in The First Christmas)see insert

Revelation 12:1-5 

Reflection   The Vision of an Ecological Civilization and Putting the Christmas Story in a Historical Context 

Lectio Divina 

Centering Prayer 

Love offering for ministry of  church 

(Please place tax deductible  donations in red box near the front door) 

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

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Communion is our Thanksgiving feast!

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. 

Scripture Jewish Sibylline Order(a vision of family not democracy according to Marcus Borg, in The First Christmas)

The earth will belong equally to all, undivided by walls or fences. It will then bear more abundant fruits spontaneously. Lives will be in common and wealth will have no division. For there will be no poor man there, no rich, no tyrant, no slave. Further, no one will be wither great or small anymore. No kings, no leaders. All will be on a par together.  (2.319-24

Revelation 12: 1 A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pangs, in the agony of giving birth. Then another portent appeared in heaven: a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. Then the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear a child, so that he might devour her child as soon as it was born. And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule[a] all the nations with a rod of iron. But her child was snatched away and taken to God and to his throne;

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everything else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the divine reality.  We study the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, Indigenous peoples and science. We study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible as well as the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, Sunday’s 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com 

BOOK Group  Jesus Abba by Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. 

Last class on last chapter, Sunday 3:00- 4:30  pm Dec. 9th

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Candle Light Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park.  Please dress warmly for it is cold and call Bonnie if you can’t find us.

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday, after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 11/29 4:30pm call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Pot luck after church on the Sunday before Christmas Sunday Dec. 23 at 5 pm which will be our Christmas Service.

New Year’s Eve Jan 31 6-9 pmalcohol free, dream group, dream incubation, guided mediation, walking the snake labyrinth with music and candle light. Monday 

MLK All People’s BreakfastMondayJanuary 21th, 9-12 noon $75join Walt and Bonnie and buy tickets www.alliancesd.org/all-peoples-celebration-sponsorship.

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site.

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit or have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.

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Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

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. - Raffi

13014 Calle de Las Rosas,  SD CA 92129

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling and what are you grateful for?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

Invocation      Our Dear, Dear Motherby   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. 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

Opening Hymn                     We Gather Together              (see insert) 

Responsive Prayer

One:God of Love,  We confess that we have not recognized you in everyone, everywhere! You Holy One who are all over the place, down, up, inside and outside, you are as small as cells we cannot see with the human eye to the largeness of distant galaxies.  Thank you God for Mother Earth, our planetary home and our place among all the species of life.  

All:We ask for forgiveness for thinking and acting small and not radically loving our neighbor which is all nature that is sacred and alive.  Help us to give up ranking life forms and people’s worth in our minds.  We pray for all the people, animals, plants and minerals killed in the current California fires caused by climate change. We pray for the 150-200 species that die every day in this time of earth genocide. We pray for the humanitarian crisis in Syria and for all the children in the world suffering from cholera, starvation, and abuse. We pray for the 68 million refugees in the world, one in every 100 people. We pray for our Mother Earth who has been dishonored, ignored and abused. 

One:We cannot comprehend the enormity of suffering and  know you gracious God feel this suffering with creation. We give thanks for Jesus and Mary Magdalene, Buddha and Pope Francis and for all the saints who show us the way to live amidst suffering and injustice and to commune with you, Holy One.  We also suffer but  we also give thanks for new life often hidden from view. Where there is life there is hope. We celebrate hope. We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us.   

(Silence)

All:You who we call by many names, you who are the source of all creative life, in all galaxies may we open and attend to you in all life forms. We consent to you, your truth and limitless unconditional love that we may become defenders and lovers of Mother Earth.  

(Silence)We give thanks this thanksgiving for you God of love, for  all of creation and the gift of being alive and awake.  Amen  

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Chanting prayer  Ubi Caitas Live in Charity  9thCentury and the community of Taize

U-bi ca-ri-tas et a-mor, ub-i c-ri-tast Dues i-bi est. 

Live in charity and steadfast love, live in charity; God will dwell in you.repeat

Scripture Philippians 2:6-10 The Inclusive New Testament Your attention must be the same as Jesus: Jesus though in the image of God, didn’t deem equality with God something to be clung to—but instead became completely empty (kenosis) and took on the image of oppressed humankind.

Lectio Divina 

Reflection   An Introduction to Centering Prayer; the Way of the Heart        Centering Prayer 

Love offering for ministry of  church  (Place gifts in red box near the front door) 

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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 what are you grateful for?)

Communion is our Thanksgiving feast!

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. 

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everything else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the divine reality.  We study the  wisdom traditions from  the East, West, Indigenous peoples and science. We study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible as well as the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, Sunday’s 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com 

BOOK Group  Jesus Abba by Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. 

2ndand 4thSunday 3:00- 4:30  pm through Dec. 9th

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park  

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday, after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 11/29 4:30pm call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

Pot luck after church on the Sunday before Christmas Sunday Dec. 23 at 5 pm which will be our Christmas worship will 

New Year’s Eve Jan 31 6-9 pmalcohol free, dream group, dream incubation, guided mediation, walking the snake labyrinth with music and candle light. Monday 

MLK All People’s BreakfastJanuary 21th, 9-12 noon $75join Walt and Bonnie buy tickets www.alliancesd.org/all-peoples-celebration-sponsorship

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site.

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit or have prayer requests (858) 248-5123.

                          

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Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

I Went Down to the Ocean to Pray - Allison Krauss

Torrey Pines State Park Beach 

Meditative words “To defend Mother Earth, to work and live as generously and wisely as we can on behalf of Mother Earth and her creatures so that future generations might live and thrive  and take in  beauty and her health.”Order of the Sacred Earth, An Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action byMathew Fox, Skylar Wilson, Jennifer Berit Listug

Welcome and Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

Invocation      Our Dear, Dear Motherby   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. 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  

Musical Prayer          I Went Down to the Ocean to Pray  Allison Krauss

Prayerof Confession(in unison) God of Love, We confess that we have not recognized you in everyone, everywhere! You Holy One who are all over the place, down, up, inside and outside, you are as small as cells we cannot see with the human eye to the largeness of distant galaxies.  Thank you God for our common home Mother Earth and our place here as interspecies planetary citizens. We ask for forgiveness for thinking and acting small and not radically loving our neighbors. Help us to give up ranking life forms and peoples worth in our minds.  We do not know how to purify and heal ourselves of unloving habits and we come to ask for your help. Please purify and heal us that we may experience you everywhere and move into our hearts. We pray for the 150-200 species that die every day in this time of earth genocide/ (Silence)You who we call by many names, you who are the source of all creative life, in all galaxies may we open and attend to you in all life forms. We consent to you, your truth and limitless unconditional love that we may become defenders and lovers of Mother Earth.  (Silence)We give thanks for our bodies, minds and spirits and our interconnectedness with all of creation.  We give thanks for all nature that is alive and sacred. Amen    

Prayers for Our Common Home Mother Earth 

Silent Prayer

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Special Music        Happiness Runs in a Circular Motion 

Happiness runs in a circular motion, Thought is like a little boat upon the sea, Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Reading from Order of the Sacred Earth

Reflection 

Order of the Sacred Earth  and the Joy of Being with People who Tell the Truth 

Vow “I promise to be the best lover and defender  of Mother Earth that I can be.” 

Anointing 

Love offering for ministry of church  

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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

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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. 

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everything else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . We study the  wisdom from  the East, the West, Indigenous peoples and science. We study  the teachings of Jesus and the Bible as well as the newly found gnostic gospels. 

 New live stream worship on church web site, Sunday’s 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com 

BOOK Group  Jesus Abba by Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. 

2ndand 4thSunday 3:00- 4:30  pm through Dec. 9th

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park  

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday, after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435.   

Pot luck after church on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18. Turkey and veggie turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing will be provided. Please being a side dish. 

Christmas worship will be Sunday Dec. 23 at 5 pm with a Christmas pot luck dinner immediately following. 

New Year’s Eve Jan 31 6-9 pm alcohol free, dream group, dream incubation, guided mediation, walking the snake labyrinth with music and candle light. Monday 

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site.

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit or prayers.  (858) 248-5123

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Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Spirit, spirit of gentleness. Blow through the wilderness, calling and free. Spirit, spirit of restlessness. Stir me from placidness. Wind, wind on the sea. - James K. Manley

World Parliament of Religions, Toronto Canada

Meditative words “Receptiveness and responsiveness to God’s call always works for ecological civilization.  There is no requirement that one think about this inclusive goal.  but God has called some to think about the inclusive goal and offer that understanding to others.  Perhaps those who understand the common goal can receive from God calls that are not possible for those whose imagination is more limited.  Some of us are called to develop and share the common vision. Others are called to give a cup of cold water to a thirsty stranger.  Others are called to tell a joke.  Others are called to express their love in a sexual embrace.  Others are called to strive even harder in a race. Let us respect and love one another and put our hope in God’s weaving out of our small contributions a habitable planet, sensible ideas, and a humane society.” Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. 

Welcome and Check in(How are you feeling?)

Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

Invocation      Our Dear, Dear Motherby   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. 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  

Musical Prayer           I Went Down to the River to Pray  Allison Krauss

Prayerof Confession(in unison) God of Love, We confess that we have not recognized you in everyone, everywhere! You Holy One who are all over the place, down, up, inside and outside, you are as small as cells we cannot see with the human eye to the largeness of distant galaxies.  Thank you God for our common home Mother Earth and our place here as  interspecies planetary citizens.  We ask for forgiveness for thinking and acting small and not radically loving our neighbors. Help us to give up ranking life forms and peoples worth in our minds.  We do not know how to purify and heal ourselves of unloving habits and we come to ask for your help. Please purify and heal us that we may experience you everywhere and move into our hearts. (Silence)You who we call by many names, you who are the source of all creative life, in all galaxies may we open and attend to you. We consent to you, your truth and limitless unconditional love. (Silence)We give thanks for our bodies, minds and spirits and our interconnectedness with all of creation.  We give thanks for all nature that is alive and sacred. Amen    

Musical Prayer of Thanks      Thanks a Lot      (see insert)                    Raffi 

Prayers for Our Common Home Mother Earth 

Silent Prayer

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

Special Music for John Sprit, Spirit of Gentlenessby James K. Manley(see insert) 

Scripture       Matthew 6:7-14 The Inclusive Bible the First Egalitarian Translation (see insert)   

 Musical Response                    Our God is our light, our light and salvation. 

                                                         In God I trust, in God I trust. (repeat)     

Sermon                           Jesus' Mission and Ours             Dr. John B. Cobb Jr.

Musical Offering  El Shaddai  by Michael J. Card / John W Thompson adapted by Bonnie

Anointing

Love offering for ministry of church  

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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 seek; 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?)

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. 

Thanks A Lotby 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.

El shaddai, el shaddai,by Michael J. Card / John W Thompson
El shaddai, el shaddai El-elyon na adonia,
Age to age you're still the same,By the power of the name.
El shaddai, el shaddai,Erkamka na adonai,
We will praise and lift you high, El shaddai.

Through a loving Mother Maria. You saved the ancient Christ-Sophia. Through the power of your hands you turned the sea into dry land. 

To the outcast on her knees, you were the Go who really sees, 

and by your might you set your children free. 

 Sophia, Sophia, Christ Sophia Shekinah, age to age your still the same. 

By the power of your many names. Sophia, Sophia, Christ Sophia Shekinah. We will praise and lift  you high, Sophia. 

Through the years you've made it clear,

That the time of Christ-Sophia was near,
Though the people couldn't see
What Christ-Sophia ought to be.
Through your Wisdom came the plan,
They just could not understand
Your most awesome work by the two becoming one. 

Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness by James K. Manley

Spirit, spirit of gentleness. 
Blow through the wilderness, calling and free. 
Spirit, spirit of restlessness. Stir me from placidness. 
Wind, wind on the sea. 

1. You moved on the waters, You called to the deep, 
Then You coaxed up the mountains. From the valley of sleep, 
And over the eons You called to each thing, 
"A wake from your slumbers and rise on your wings."

2. You swept through the dessert, You stung with the sand, 
And You gifted your people With a law and a land, 
And when they were blinded With their idols and lies, 
Then You spoke through Your prophets To open their eyes.

3. You sang in a stable, You cried from a hill, 
Then You whispered in silence When the whole world was still, 
And down in the city You called once again 
When You blew through Your people On the rush of the wind.

4. You call from tomorrow, You break ancient schemes, 
From the bondage of sorrow The captives dream dreams; 
Our women see visions, Our men clear their eyes. 
With bold new decisions Your people arise. 

Scripture       Matthew 6:7-14 The Inclusive Bible the First Egalitarian Translation 

“And when you pray, do not babble like the Gentiles. They think God will hear them if they use a lot of words. Don’t imitate them, for your God knows what you need before you ask it. “This is how you are to pray: 

Abba God in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10May your reign come.

May your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

11 Give us today the bread of tomorrow. 

And forgive us our debts, as we hereby forgive those who are indebted to us. 

Don’t put us to the test, but free us from evil.’ 

“If you forgive the faults of others Abba God will forgive you yours. If you don’t forgive others, neither will Abba God forgive you. 

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everything else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . We follow  the teachings of Jesus and  explore and study the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, Sunday’s 5 pm (PST)  Churchforourcommonhome.com

BOOK Group  Jesus Abba by Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. 

2ndand 4thSunday 3:00- 4:30  pm through Dec. 9th

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative prayer practice, 

every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park  

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday, after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435.   

Pot luck after church on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18. Turkey and veggie turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing will be provided. Please being a side dish. 

Christmas Gifts Program for two families, one in Tijuana and one in San Diego. Would you like to shop, wrap, deliver or donate money?

Christmas worship will be Sunday Dec. 23 at 5 pm with a Christmas pot luck dinner immediately following. 

New Year’s Eve Jan 31 6-9 pm alcohol free, dream group, dream incubation, guided mediation, walking the snake labyrinth with music and candle light. Monday 

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site.

Please call Rev. Bonnie if you would like a pastoral visit or prayers.  (858) 248-5123

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Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

“For there is merely bad luck in not being loved; there is misfortune in not loving.” ― Albert Camus.

Meditative reflection “For there is merely bad luck in not being loved; there is misfortune in not loving.” ― Albert Camus.

Candle Lighting, Welcome and Check in(How are you feeling?)

Invocation      Our Dear, Dear Motherby   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. 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                                           Dr.Walt Rutherford   

Musical Response         I Went Down to the River to Pray   by Allison Kraus

Prayersof Confession (in unison) Most 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 come in prayer to ask for your forgiveness. May we forgive others and even our enemies as Jesus taught.  (Silence)We pray for the 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every 24 hours.May they rest in peace. (Silence)We need to be closer to you and we ask for your help. (Silence)  You who we call by many names, you who are the source of all, guide us as a church as we create a community of love for children and all your creatures. May we open to your truth that we are an interspecies creation and may we put the children and creatures all who have been put last, may we put them first. (Silence)We give thanks and are in awe of the miracle of your healing and love. (Silence) Amen

Musical Prayer of Thanksgiving      Thanks a lot                                 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 thanksgiving(Share what you are most thankful to God for.)

 Prayers Requests(Please share names or one sentence and Rev. Bonnie will make prayer universal for everyone with the same suffering or joy.) 

Silent Prayer

Closing Prayer (in unison)Our Mother Father God who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen

SCRIPTURE GOSPEL OF MARK NEW REVISED STANDARD VERSION (NRSV)

Jesus sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”

Reflection  Creating a Community to Love Children and Nature   Rev. Bonnie

Musical Response       It’s You I Like   (see insert)              Mr. Fred Rogers

Look into Someone Eyes  

Sharing with partner        

Love offering for ministry of church(please leave in the red Japanese box in the dining room)

Musical offering               Tis a Gift to Be Simple(see insert)

Anointing

Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare 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? 

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. 

Mary Magdalene Café Dinner and Dancing

It's you I Likeby Mr. Fred Rogers

It's you I like, it's not the things you wear,

It's not the way you do your hair but it's you I like

The way you are right now, the way down deep inside you

Not the things that hide you, not your toys, they're just beside you.

But it's you I like every part of you.

Your skin, your eyes, your feelings

Whether old or new. I hope that you'll remember

Even when you're feeling blue that it's you I like,

It's you yourself it's you. it's you I like.

Tis A Gift To Be Simple

Joseph Brackett (1797-1882)
Shaker dancing song

'Tis the gift to be simple, '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, 
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gain'd,
To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come 'round right

Announcements:We are witnessing the 6thextinction of life on earth -the only one created by humans. It is simultaneously  a time when love and truth are transmitting to and through us.  We gather to create community and to give thanks to God for all of creation as we create  a new kind of ecologic community. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before as we commit to deepening  our relationship with God. Following worship we invite everyone 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 star gazing and dancing. We follow in the teachings of Jesus not necessarily church traditions. We look to the early traditions of house churches, often led by women in the first few hundred years of early Christianity and also  explore and study the newly found gnostic gospels. Children and dogs are especially welcome at worship. (Dogs are not allowed at Torrey Pines State Park) 501C-3 nonprofit tax exempt status for church approved! Your gifts to church are tax deductible.  

NEW BOOK Group  Jesus Abba by Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. 

2ndand 4thSunday 3:30 pm available also on skype 

Straw Bale workshopfirst week in October in Temecula.

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures for  Sunday and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative prayer practice. We are changing our meeting time in September and will meet the second and fourth Sunday from 3:30-4:30 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month. beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park , Healing Service third Sunday all 5 pm.

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, Wed. Sept. 26, 4:30  

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435,  Join discussion on Justice on Earth: People of Faith

Animal Blessing Sunday, October 7th, 5 pm, please bring your pets and yourselves for you are also two legged animals in need of blessings. Also bring photos of animals who have died to honor at our Dog Chapel and we will honor the 150-200 species of animals that go extinct every 24 hour period.

Day of the Dead Celebration Sunday October 28th 5 pm Come worship with Rosie Munoz and Alexes Hernandez from Mexico and bring photos of loved ones for the altar and food they liked, enough to share with 8 people if possible. We will have a time of sharing of memories, food followed by a Mexican party and celebration at the Mary Magdalene Cafe.

Christmas Gifts Program for two needy families, one in Tijuana and one in San Diego. Would you like to shop, wrap, deliver or donate money or all of the above?

Worlds Parliament of Religion in  Toronto Nov 1-7, 2018 Please join Church for Our Common Home and our booth to get the word out internationally about our church. Also will attend Women in Religion conference Nov. 1st. 

Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit. (858) 248-5123

Communion at Mary Magdalene Café please stay for a pot dinner, immediately following worship.  Please sign up to be on Church for Our Common Home mailinglist on church web site. 

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