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“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


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)


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.