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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

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

Responsive Vow  “We come to pledge  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 her beauty and her health that we  may become defenders and lovers of Mother Earth.” (Matthew Fox)  

Prayer(in union)Holy Mama, Great Spirit, God of Love,  You who we call by many names, we give thanks for you and all of creation. We thank yo for the dark, winter, the depths within us and all that is invisible in the pre birth of advent. We follow Mary into the Christmas story, pregnant and full of love for God, pregnant with vision and hope. We pray for the 8 billion people in our human family and for the animals, plants and minerals, the water, air, land and stars. We confess that we have not recognized you in everyone, everywhere! We pray for the 150-200 species that die every day in this time of earth genocide. We pray for the humanitarian crisis on the border of Mexico as well as in Syria and the 14 million people on the brink of starvation in a war the US  supports and the millions starving in Central America another place of US Empire. We pray for the 68 million refugees in the world, one in every 100 people. (Silence)We pray for the poor and the poor of spirit. We pray for our Mother Earth who has been dishonored, ignored and abused. We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us.  (Silence)We follow in Mother Mary’s footsteps and ask you to God to lead us. Like Mary we are pregnant this Advent and winter with visions of peace and justice. Amen   

Prayer Requests

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.

Taize Pregnant with the Vision of Justice Mary’s Magnificat (skip to *below and continue onto insert)  

Love offering for ministry of  church 

(Please place tax deductible  donations 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 pot luck feast at the Mary Magdalene Café

Discussion about Border humanitarian crisis

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. 

*Taize Pregnant with the Vision of Justice Mary’s  Magnificat 

Words of WisdomBerta Cacecer was an environmental indigenous Honduran woman wholike Mary, was a prophet intimes of violence and cruel Empire. Shewas assassinated in March of this year. We dedicate this worship to her memory and to all who like Berta and Mother Mary had the courage to stand in solidarity with God and justice against violent and the tortuous forces of Empire. We ask for the spirit of Mary and Berta to be with us now. We ask Godto give us courage and vision. Berta said, “We must undertake the struggle in all parts of the world, wherever we may be, because we have no other spare or replacement planet. We have only this one, and we have to take action,”

Chant  O Come O come Emmanuel and with your captive children dwell Give comfort to all exiles here, and to the aching heart bid cheer. 

Rejoice Rejoice, Emmanuel shall come within as Love to dwell. (repeat)


Scripture Luke 1:26-38

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

Chant O Come, Ocome you Splendor very bright as joy that never yield to might. O come and turn all heart to peace that greed and war at last shall cease. Rejoice. Rejoice.  within as Love to dwell.(repeat)


Scripture Luke 1:29-30

29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 



Scripture Luke 1:31-33

31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

Chant O Come O Come you Wisdom from on high from depths that hide within a sigh, to temper knowledge without care, to render every act a prayer. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come within as Hope to dwell. (repeat) 


Scripture Luke 1:34-38

34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

ChantMy soul gives glory to my God. My heart ours out its praise. God lifted up my lowliness in many marvelous ways. (repeat) 


Scripture  Luke 1:44-56

"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his handmaid. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed, for the One who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear him. 

Chant My God has done great things for me: Holy is her Name. All people will declare me blessed, and blessing they shall claim.(repeat)


Scripture Luke 1:44-56

He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts; he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. 

ChantFrom age to age to all who fear, such mercy Love imparts, dispensing justice far and near, dismissing selfish hearts.(repeat)


Scripture Luke 1:44-56

He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his posterity forever.

ChantLove casts the mighty from their thrones promotes the insecure, leaves hungry spirits satisfied the rich seem suddenly poor. (repeat)


Words of Wisdom  “The Magnificat's message is so subversive that for a period during the 1980s the government of Guatemala banned its public recitation, seeing the central point of this song to be the assertion of the holiness of God. Peruvian theologian Gustave Gutierrez argues that any reading is fruitless that "attempts to tone down what Mary's song tells us about the preferential love of God for the lowly and the abused, and about the transformation of history that God's loving will implies."' Elizabeth Johnson, US Catholic Faith and Real Life, Dec. 20013 

Chant Praise God whose loving covenant supports those in distress remembering  past promises with present faithfulness. 


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, some Sunday’s 5 pm (PST) 

Book group, Jesus Abba, by Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. at 3-4:30 pm before worship Sunday of the month and last class Dec. 9th.

Candle light worship at Torrey Pines  5pm and then join us for 6:30 interfaith worshipnext week University Christain Church on Cleveland Street near Hillcrest. 

Civil Disobedience Dec. 10thMonday walking 3 miles to border 

Our Lady of Guadalupe worship on Dec. 16th as a part of our Prayer and Healing third Sunday worship.

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 

Candle Light Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park.  Please dress warmly for it is cold and call Bonnie if you can’t find us.

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday-InDec. we will celebrate the feast of  Our Lady Of Guadalupe  

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 Service.

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 BreakfastMondayJanuary 21th, 9-12 noon $75join Walt and Bonnie and buy tickets

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