Lighting of Candles, Welcome and Check in
Invocation Our Dear, Dear Mother by Raffi
Our dear, dear Mother, daily provider, earth be your name. The time has come, to honor you, to know you and to show our love.” 1.You give us each day our daily grain, kissed by the sun and kissed by the rain. Teach us now to find a way to care for you in our work and play. Chorus2.Within the beauty of your silent spin, we know you’re hurting and we feel your pain your pain. With your forgiveness we can start anew. We need a chance to make it up to you. Chorus
Passing of the Peace God Loves You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It
Sharing of Announcements
Prayer Dear God, Goddess, You who we call by many names, You are in us and all over the place- in every living thing, up and down, inside our bodies and in the vastness of the galaxies-- we come to say thank you. You who are creativity, energy and light, are dancing in star dust and stars, plants and animals, oceans and mountains, clouds and sky, miraculous life that dances invisibly in our cells and atoms; You who come to us in dreams and visions, we long to commune and dance with you during this New Year. You are the net of intimacy of all sacred living things. You God are the unity and source of all, beyond words yet as close as our breath. You who are love, beauty and truth, we are in awe of your majesty. Thank you for the miraculous and sacred interconnectedness of creation. Gratitude and awe fill our hearts simultaneously as you animate us in this present moment as we breath in and out. We say thank you. (Silence)
May this pray reach those who have cast you out of their hearts and are feeling lonely and alienation, (Silence) We pray for those who are suffering from poverty as well as poverty of spirit, (Silence) Those in war torn catastrophes in far way places like Yemen, and Syria as well as those places of terror for children and the vulnerable in domestic violence, and in gangs of our American cities. (Silence) We pray for those who are sick, those who suffer from addiction, mental illness and for those who are mourning. (Silence) We pray for those who are dying and being born. We pray for all those who have asked for our prayers, our clients and those in our church. (Silence) We pray for Mother Earth, for all creatures, plants, animals and minerals. (Silence)
We come to make confession for we are often self-centered and ignorant of the harm we do. Please forgive us for those things we know we have done and for those things we do not know we have done. We long to be close to you, Gracious God and to become more loving to ourselves and all of creation. Please guide us in this time of global and ecological crisis that Our Common Home, a church and counseling center will be a source of service, inspiration, healing and love. Amen, Shalom and Blessed Be
Prayers (We will go around the circle and you are invited to lift up prayers of those in need or say Pass.)
Unison Prayer Mother/Father God who is within us, we celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come, your will be done, unfolding from the depths within us. Each day you give us all that we need. You remind us of our limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us, now and forever. Amen
Taize (see insert)
Closing Prayer St Francis of Assisi Prayer
Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy, And where there is sadness, joy, joy, joy. God grant that I may not so much see; To be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born, to Eternal Life. Amen, Amen, Amen
Check Out (How are you feeling and how did you feel about worship?)
Benediction Blessing Song by Miriam Therese Winters
May the blessings of God go before you. May her grace and peace abound. May her spirit live within you. May her love wrap you round. May her blessings remain with you always. May you walk on holy ground.
Chant Be still and know that I am God, Be still and know that I am, Be still and know that I, Be still and know that, Be still and know, Be still and, Be still, Be. (repeat)
Scripture Gospel of Mark 1:4-11
Chant Our God is our light, Our light and salvation. In God I trust. In God I trust. (repeat)
Scripture Gospel of Mark 1:23-27
Chant Holy Spirit come to us, kindle in us the fire of your love, Holy Spirit, come to us, Holy Spirit, come to us.”(repeat)
Scripture Gospel of Mark 1:29-31
Chant Christ-Sophia your light shines within us. Let not my doubts nor my darkness speak to me. Christ-Sophia your light shines within us. Let my heart always welcome your love.” (repeat)
Scripture Gospel of Mark 1:32-35
Chant “Come and fill my heart with your peace, you the God of love are holy. Come and fill our hearts with your peace”
Scripture Gospel of Mark 1:36-39
Chant O God hear my prayer. O God hear my prayer. When I call answer me. O God hear my prayer. God hear my prayer. Come and listen to me. (repeat)
Scripture Gospel Mark 1:40-44
Chant Alleluia, (repeat) Kiss the Bride of Christ Mary Magdalene
Scripture Gospel of Mark 6:12-13 “And so they set off, proclaiming repentance as they went. They cast out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.”
Chant El Shaddia, El Shaddai, El Elyon na Adonia. Age to age your still the same, by the power of your many names. El Shaddia, El Shaddai, El Elyon na Adonia We will praise and lift you hight, El Shadai. (repeat)
Announcements: We are witnessing the 6th extinction of life on earth and we gather for worship, prayer and community every Sunday at 5 pm and we need one another more than ever. Jesus taught that, “the truth will set you free.” Following worship we invite you to the Mary Magdalene Cafe for a pot luck dinner at 6 pm, with vegetarian soup or main dish and drinks provided. Weather permitting we share a bon fire, star gazing and dancing. We offer weekly study of the scriptures including the gnostic gospels and in Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer, dream sharing, creative and artistic projects as spiritual practice, social justice activism, as well as monthly Taize chanting, prayer and healing services. Dogs welcome at worship.
We are now newly officially an “Affiliated Community Ministry” of First UU Church of SD.
Weekly Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer Contemplation of scriptures for following Sunday every Wednesday, 10-11 am.
Monthly Taize first Sunday of every month 5 pm, Jan 7, 2018
Monthly Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 5 pm Jan 21.
Dream Circle every first and third Sunday before church 3-5 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Join All People Celebration in there 30th year! Our church will have a table of 8 people. Monday morning Jan. 15, 2018.
Dance Celebration with One Billion Rising Sunday Feb 7th and Valentine’s Day Wed. Feb. 14th 2018.
Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.churchforourcommonhome.com If you would like a pastoral call, contact Bonnie.