Meditation "If prayer were a conventional form of energy, it should weaken as distance is increased, and this does not happen. If it were energy, its effects could be shielded, but this has not proved possible. This suggests that prayer does not involve any conventional form of energy or signal, that it does not travel from here to there, and that it may not "go" anywhere at all. It then may be simultaneously present everywhere, enveloping sender, object and Loving GOD (my addition) [the Almighty] all at once." Healing Words, Dr. Larry Doseey MD
Welcome and Check in Lighting of Candles
Invocation in Unison God of love, you are the circle that leaves no one out, remove from this sacred place of worship all fear, close mindedness and competition. Fill us with your light that we may be open to your omnipresent healing love. Amen
Musical Invocation and Prayer to the Earth Our Dear, Dear Mother by Raffi Our dear, dear Mother, daily provider, earth be your name. The time has come, to honor you, to know you and to show our love.” 1.You give us each day our daily grain, kissed by the sun and kissed by the rain. Teach us now to find a way to care for you in our work and play. Chorus2.Within the beauty of your silent spin, we know you’re hurting and we feel your pain your pain. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus
Sharing of Announcements and reading of church mission
Musical response Down to the River to Pray
Passing of the Peace God Loves You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It
Scriptures 1 Corinthians 12:26, 27 “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. Now you are the body of God and individually members of God.” Bonnie’s translation.
Gospel of Thomas 14. Jesus said to them, … when people take you in, eat what they serve you and heal the sick among them.
Reflection Holy Union of Science, Religion and God: Physicists, Medical Doctors, Biologists, and Mother’s Explain Prayer. Rev. Bonnie
Musical Prayers of Thanks Thanks a Lot by Raffi
Thanks a lot. Thanks for the sun in the sky. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the whispering wind. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the moon lit night. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the wonder in me. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the clouds so high.
Thanks a lot. Thanks for the birds in the spring. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the stars so bright. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the way we feel. Thanks for the animals, Thanks for the land. Thanks for the people everywhere, Thank you God. Thanks for all we’ve got. Thank you God for all we’ve got.
Prayers of Confession in Unison Merciful God, We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole hearts and mind and strength; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We ask for pardon that we may delight in your loving forgiveness. Amen (adapted from Presbyterian worship book)
Prayers of the People: Petitions and Intercessions (in unison “God hear our Prayer”)
Silent Prayer and Unison Prayer Mother/Father God who is within us, we celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come, your will be done, unfolding from the depths within us. Each day you give us all that we need. You remind us of our limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us, now and forever. Amen
Guided Meditation Imagination and the Arts as a Path to Prayer and God. God of Love, In Awe we pray with you, you who are like the light within us and water around us. May we awaken that we are breathing and swimming in you. Amen
Prayer over Oil and Chanting Alleluia, (repeat) Kiss the Bride of Christ Mary Magdalene.
Offering and Closing Musical Prayer St Francis of Assisi Prayer
Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy, And where there is sadness, joy, joy, joy. God grant that I may not so much see; To be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born, to Eternal Life. Amen, Amen, Amen
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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.
Announcements: We are witnessing the 6th extinction of life on earth and we gather for worship, prayer and community every Sunday at 5 pm and we need one another more than ever. Jesus taught that, “the truth will set you free.” Following worship we invite you to the Mary Magdalene Cafe for a pot luck dinner at 6 pm, with vegetarian soup or main dish and drinks provided. Weather permitting we share a bon fire, star gazing and dancing. We offer weekly study of the scriptures including the gnostic gospels and in Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer, dream sharing, creative and artistic projects as spiritual practice, social justice activism, as well as monthly Taize chanting, prayer and healing services. Dogs welcome at worship.
We are now newly officially an “Affiliated Community Ministry” of First UU Church of SD.
Special thanks to the new Committee of Ministry for your service!\
6 pm meeting today in back office after worship.
Weekly Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer Contemplation of scriptures for following Sunday every Wednesday, 10-11 am.
Monthly Taize first Sunday of every month 5 pm, Feb.4, 2018
Monthly Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 5 pm Jan 21.
Dream Circle every first and third Sunday before church 3-5 pm
San Diego 350.org, Greenpeace and Oceana event, Feb 3, 11-1 pm beach in front of Belmont Park. Anyone want to make sign and go?
Dance Celebration with One Billion Rising Sunday Feb 7th and Valentine’s Day Wed. Feb. 14th 2018.
Movie Night 3rd Saturday Feb 17, 7 pm “Rupert Sheldrake”
Mary Magdalene Café Please join us after worship for our communion of vegetarian pot luck as well as music, dancing, walking the snake labyrinth and bon fires-- weather and energy permitting.
Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.churchforourcommonhome.com If you would like a pastoral call, contact Bonnie.
Church for Our Common Home, 13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD CA 92129