Meditation “Make a joyful noise to the Beloved all people of the earth! Serve Love with a glad heart. Join hands in the great Dance of Life!” Psalm 100 edited by Nan C. Merrill
Welcome and Check in
Invocation Eternal Our God (call and response)
Passing of the Peace God Loves You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It!
Sharing of Announcements
Opening Hymn We Gather Together
Opening Musical Prayer Our Dear, Dear Mother by Raffi
Our dear, dear Mother, daily provider, earth be your name. The time has come, to honor you, to know you and to show our love.” 1.You give us each day our daily grain, kissed by the sun and kissed by the rain. Teach us now to find a way to care for you in our work and play. Chorus2.Within the beauty of your silent spin, we know you’re hurting and we feel your pain your pain. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus
Prayer in Unison Dear God, Goddess, You who we call by many names, You are in us and all over the place- in every living thing, up and down, inside our bodies and you who we live inside, for you are the vastness of the galaxies-- we come to say thank you. You are creativity, energy and light, and you are dancing in star dust and stars, plants and animals, oceans and mountains, clouds and air, and all life that dances in cells and atoms; You who are love, truth, dreams and all holiness that is invisible to our eyes. You who are the net of relationships —you are an awesome God and we give you thanks. You God are the unity that is the all, beyond words yet as close as our breath. You who are the sacred interconnectedness-- we give thanks for our part of your miraculous oneness of creation. Our hearts are filled with awe and gratitude for our life and for all life and for you gracious God that animates us all. Thank you. We come also to make confession for we are often selfish, greedy as well as ignorant of the harm we do and we ask for your forgiveness. Please forgive us for the harm we do intentionally and the harm we do that we are not aware of. We long to be close to you and to spiritually grow and become more loving to all of creation. Please guide us in this time of global and ecological crisis that Our Common Home, a church and counseling center will be a source of service, inspiration, healing and love. Amen
Prayers (We will go around the circle and you are invited to lift up prayers of those in need or say Pass.)
Unison Prayer Mother/Father God who is within us, we celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come, your will be done, unfolding from the depths within us. Each day you give us all that we need. You remind us of our limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us, now and forever. Ame
Scriptures Psalm 100 (see insert) and Gospel of Matthew 25:34-4
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Reflection and Sharing Sharing Dominant Over Versus the ‘Least of These’ Value System; Connecting Me Too # gwith Treatment of Mother Earth
Closing Prayer St Francis of Assisi Prayer
Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy, And where there is sadness, joy, joy, joy. God grant that I may not so much see; To be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born, to Eternal Life. Amen, Amen, Amen
Check Out (How are you feeling and how did you feel about our time together?)
Benediction Blessing Song by Miriam Therese Winters
May the blessings of God go before you. May her grace and peace abound. May her spirit live within you. May her love wrap you round. May her blessings remain with you always. May you walk on holy ground.
Announcements: We are witnessing the 6th extinction of life on earth and we gather for worship, prayer and community every Sunday at 5 pm for Jesus taught us that, “truth will set you free!” Following worship we invite you to the Mary Magdalene Cafe for a pot luck dinner at 6 pm, with soup and drinks provided. Weather permitting share a bon fire, star gazing and dancing. We offer weekly study of the gnostic gospels and world wisdom scriptures in Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer, dream sharing, creative and artistic projects as spiritual practice and social justice activism, as well as monthly Taize chanting services. Dogs welcome at worship.
First UU Church Board of Trustees voted unanimously to make Our Come Home a Community Ministry of the church! We are officially now a part of the Unitarian Universalist denomination!
Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. has agreed to come to SD around Earth Day for a program!
Weekly Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer Contemplation of scriptures for following Sunday every Wednesday, 10-11 am.
Monthly Taize first Sunday of every month 5 pm, Dec. 3, 2017
Advent Dream Series Dec. 3,10, 17, 24. “Conscious Contact with God Every Night in Dreams”
Christmas Candle Light and Christmas Carol Sing along Sunday Dec. 24 5 pm and 6 pm Christmas Party Pot luck!
New Year’s Eve alcohol free party 6-9 with music by Tijs Groen with finger food, dream sharing, guided mediation, silent meditative walk of the snake labyrinth by candle light, fire ritual and dancing.
Martin Luther King Jr. Join All People Celebration, 30th year our church table, $50 a person, scholarships available, Monday morning Jan. 15, 2018.
Dance Celebration with One Billion Rising Sunday Feb 7th and Valentine’s Day Wed. Feb. 14th 2018.
Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.churchforourcommonhome.com If you would like a pastoral call, contact Bonnie.