Sunday January 28, 2018 5 pm
Church Mission Encouraging awe and loving intimacy with all of creation and the cosmos, we explore the visual and performing arts, dreams, wisdom teachings of Christ-Sophia in the Bible and newly found gnostic gospels, prayer, social activism, and relationships as we work to care for our common home Mother Earth, in a new kind of local and global community. We are a home church with people around the world via the Internet, exploring a new eco-feminist religious story for our time.
Our Common Home, a church and counseling center a new non-profit, provides religious and psychological services to awaken to the moral and ecologic crisis as an invitation for spiritual growth and creating loving community with all of creation, caring for our common home, Mother Earth
Meditation “No man can concentrate his attention upon evil, of even upon the idea of evil, and remain unaffected. To be more against the devil that for God is exceedingly dangerous. Every crusader is apt to go mad. He is haunted by the wickedness which he attributes to his enemies; it becomes in come sort a part of him.” Aldous Huxley’s The Devil of Loudon
Welcome and Check in, Lighting of Candles and Incense
Invocation in Unison God of love, you are the circle that leaves no one out, remove from this sacred place of worship all fear, close mindedness and competition. Fill us with your light that we may be open to your omnipresent healing love. Amen
Musical Invocation and Prayer to the Earth Our Dear, Dear Mother by Raffi Our dear, dear Mother, daily provider, earth be your name. The time has come, to honor you, to know you and to show our love.” 1.You give us each day our daily grain, kissed by the sun and kissed by the rain. Teach us now to find a way to care for you in our work and play. Chorus2.Within the beauty of your silent spin, we know you’re hurting and we feel your pain your pain. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus
Sharing of Announcements and reading of church mission
Musical response Down to the River to Pray
Passing of the Peace God Loves You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It
Scriptures Gospel of Mark 1:21-28, NRSV They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” 25But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.27They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.
Philippians 4:8-9 NRSV Finally, beloved,[a] whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about[b] these things. 9 Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
Reflection Exorcism Rev. Bonnie
Musical Prayers of Thanks Thanks a Lot by Raffi
Thanks a lot. Thanks for the sun in the sky. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the whispering wind. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the moon lit night. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the wonder in me. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the clouds so high.
Thanks a lot. Thanks for the birds in the spring. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the stars so bright. Thanks a lot. Thanks for the way we feel. Thanks for the animals, Thanks for the land. Thanks for the people everywhere, Thank you God. Thanks for all we’ve got. Thank you God for all we’ve got.
Prayers of Confession in Unison Merciful God, We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole hearts and mind and strength; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We now offer you in silence those ways we have sinned. (Silence and bell) We ask for pardon that we may delight in your loving forgiveness. Amen (adapted from Presbyterian worship book)
Prayers of the People: Petitions and Intercessions
Silent Prayer and Unison Prayer Mother/Father God who is within us, we celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come, your will be done, unfolding from the depths within us. Each day you give us all that we need. You remind us of our limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us, now and forever. Amen
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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Anointing and Benediction Blessing Song by Miriam Therese Winters
May the blessings of God go before you. May her grace and peace abound. May her spirit live within you. May her love wrap you round. May her blessings remain with you always. May you walk on holy ground.
Announcements: We are witnessing the 6th extinction of life on earth and we gather for worship, prayer and community every Sunday at 5 pm and we need one another more than ever. Jesus taught that, “the truth will set you free.” Following worship we invite you to the Mary Magdalene Cafe for a pot luck dinner at 6 pm, with vegetarian soup or main dish and drinks provided. Weather permitting we share a bon fire, star gazing and dancing. We offer weekly study of the scriptures including the gnostic gospels and in Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer, dream sharing, creative and artistic projects as spiritual practice, social justice activism, as well as monthly Taize chanting, prayer and healing services. Dogs welcome at worship.
Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. has agreed to come April 21 and 22 Earth Day weekend to be a presenter at First UU Church of SD. This will help introduce Church for Our Common Home as a new community ministry. Rev. Bonnie is now an official “Affiliated Community Minister” of First UU Church of SD.
Special thanks to the new Committee of Ministry for your service! 6 pm meeting today in back office after worship.
Weekly Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer Contemplation of scriptures for following Sunday every Wednesday, 10-11 am.
Monthly Taize first Sunday of every month 5 pm, Feb.4, 2018
Monthly Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 5 pm Jan 21.
Dream Circle every first and third Sunday before church 3-5 pm
San Diego 350.org, Greenpeace and Oceana event, Feb 3, 11-1 pm beach in front of Belmont Park. Anyone want to make sign and go?
Dance Celebration with One Billion Rising Sunday Feb 7th and Valentine’s Day Wed. Feb. 14th 2018.
Come help paint our new dance floor?
Movie Night 3rd Saturday Feb 17, 7 pm “Rupert Sheldrake”
Church for Our Common Home, 13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD CA 92129
Mary Magdalene Café Please join us after worship for our communion of vegetarian pot luck as well as music, dancing, walking the snake labyrinth and bon fires-- weather and energy permitting.
Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 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