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I Went Down to the Ocean to Pray - Allison Krauss

Torrey Pines State Park Beach 

Meditative words “To defend Mother Earth, to work and live as generously and wisely as we can on behalf of Mother Earth and her creatures so that future generations might live and thrive  and take in  beauty and her health.”Order of the Sacred Earth, An Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action byMathew Fox, Skylar Wilson, Jennifer Berit Listug

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Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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  

Musical Prayer          I Went Down to the Ocean to Pray  Allison Krauss

Prayerof Confession(in unison) God of Love, We confess that we have not recognized you in everyone, everywhere! You Holy One who are all over the place, down, up, inside and outside, you are as small as cells we cannot see with the human eye to the largeness of distant galaxies.  Thank you God for our common home Mother Earth and our place here as interspecies planetary citizens. We ask for forgiveness for thinking and acting small and not radically loving our neighbors. Help us to give up ranking life forms and peoples worth in our minds.  We do not know how to purify and heal ourselves of unloving habits and we come to ask for your help. Please purify and heal us that we may experience you everywhere and move into our hearts. We pray for the 150-200 species that die every day in this time of earth genocide/ (Silence)You who we call by many names, you who are the source of all creative life, in all galaxies may we open and attend to you in all life forms. We consent to you, your truth and limitless unconditional love that we may become defenders and lovers of Mother Earth.  (Silence)We give thanks for our bodies, minds and spirits and our interconnectedness with all of creation.  We give thanks for all nature that is alive and sacred. Amen    

Prayers for Our Common Home Mother Earth 

Silent Prayer

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

Special Music        Happiness Runs in a Circular Motion 

Happiness runs in a circular motion, Thought is like a little boat upon the sea, Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Reading from Order of the Sacred Earth


Order of the Sacred Earth  and the Joy of Being with People who Tell the Truth 

Vow “I promise to be the best lover and defender  of Mother Earth that I can be.” 


Love offering for ministry of church  

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 seek; 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. 

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everything else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . We study the  wisdom from  the East, the West, Indigenous peoples and science. We study  the teachings of Jesus and the Bible as well as the newly found gnostic gospels. 

 New live stream worship on church web site, Sunday’s 5 pm (PST) 

BOOK Group  Jesus Abba by Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. 

2ndand 4thSunday 3:00- 4:30  pm through Dec. 9th

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park  

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday, after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435.   

Pot luck after church on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18. Turkey and veggie turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing will be provided. Please being a side dish. 

Christmas worship will be Sunday Dec. 23 at 5 pm with a Christmas pot luck dinner immediately following. 

New Year’s Eve Jan 31 6-9 pm alcohol free, dream group, dream incubation, guided mediation, walking the snake labyrinth with music and candle light. Monday 

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Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit or prayers.  (858) 248-5123