13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD CA 92129
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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
Opening Hymn We Gather Together (see insert)
One: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 Mother Earth, our planetary home and our place among all the species of life.
All:We ask for forgiveness for thinking and acting small and not radically loving our neighbor which is all nature that is sacred and alive. Help us to give up ranking life forms and people’s worth in our minds. We pray for all the people, animals, plants and minerals killed in the current California fires caused by climate change. We pray for the 150-200 species that die every day in this time of earth genocide. We pray for the humanitarian crisis in Syria and for all the children in the world suffering from cholera, starvation, and abuse. We pray for the 68 million refugees in the world, one in every 100 people. We pray for our Mother Earth who has been dishonored, ignored and abused.
One:We cannot comprehend the enormity of suffering and know you gracious God feel this suffering with creation. We give thanks for Jesus and Mary Magdalene, Buddha and Pope Francis and for all the saints who show us the way to live amidst suffering and injustice and to commune with you, Holy One. We also suffer but we also give thanks for new life often hidden from view. Where there is life there is hope. We celebrate hope. We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us.
All: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 this thanksgiving for you God of love, for all of creation and the gift of being alive and awake. Amen
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
Chanting prayer Ubi Caitas Live in Charity 9thCentury and the community of Taize
U-bi ca-ri-tas et a-mor, ub-i c-ri-tast Dues i-bi est.
Live in charity and steadfast love, live in charity; God will dwell in you.repeat
Scripture Philippians 2:6-10 The Inclusive New Testament Your attention must be the same as Jesus: Jesus though in the image of God, didn’t deem equality with God something to be clung to—but instead became completely empty (kenosis) and took on the image of oppressed humankind.
Reflection An Introduction to Centering Prayer; the Way of the Heart Centering Prayer
Love offering for ministry of church (Place gifts in red box near the front door)
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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Communion is our Thanksgiving feast!
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 . and commune with the divine reality. We study the wisdom traditions from the East, 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) Churchforourcommonhome.com
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, 11/29 4:30pm call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435
Pot luck after church on the Sunday before Christmas Sunday Dec. 23 at 5 pm which will be our Christmas worship will
New Year’s Eve Jan 31 6-9 pmalcohol free, dream group, dream incubation, guided mediation, walking the snake labyrinth with music and candle light. Monday
MLK All People’s BreakfastJanuary 21th, 9-12 noon $75join Walt and Bonnie buy tickets www.alliancesd.org/all-peoples-celebration-sponsorship
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Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit or have prayer requests (858) 248-5123.