“Bridge Meadows promotes health and well-being across three generations by providing permanent, adoptive homes for youth in foster care, supporting adoptive parents with resources and guidance, and helping elders retain meaning and purpose in their daily lives through positive social connection.” Mission of Bridge Meadows
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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. Chorus2.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
Music Nearer My God to Thee (see insert)
Prayer(in union)Holy Mama, Great Spirit, God of Love, You who we call by many names, we give thanks for the gift of life and all of creation. We thank you for the potential that is the process of becoming in the New Year. We pray for the 8 billion people in our human family and for the animals, plants and minerals, the water, air, land and stars. May we treat all children and all life forms as the interconnected web of interspecies life that is the truth of our shared existence. We pray for the 150-200 species that die every day in this time of earth genocide. (Silence)We pray for the poor and sick as well as the poor and sick of spirit. (Silence)We pray for our common home Mother Earth who has been dishonored, ignored and abused. We give thanks for her abundant gifts to us. (Silence) We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us. We give thanks to all our ancestors who loved and cared for us making it possible for us to be here now. May we act in creativity in love in the new year. (Silence) 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
Scripture Luke 2:36-38 There was a woman named Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, who was also a prophet. She had lived a long life, seven years with her husband, and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the Temple, worshiping day and night, fasting and praying. Coming up at that moment, she gave thanks to God and talked about the child to all who anticipated the deliverance of Jerusalem.
Reflection - Intentional Intergenerational Community
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
Offering for the ministry of the church - Walt
Special Music When the Spirit says Sing
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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.
Pot luck dinner is our communion. Everyone is welcome at God’s table
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 celebrate all the wisdom traditions from the East, West, indigenous peoples, science and 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 Sundays 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com
New Year’s Eve Dec. 31 6-9 pmwithout alcohol, new Wailing Wall, prayers of grief and closure, guided mediation, fire ritual, walking the snake labyrinth with music and candle light, dream sharing and incubation. Please bring finger foods.
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 Beach. Please dress warmly for it is cold and call Bonnie if you can’t find us or meet us near Roberto’s Taco Shop on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool.
Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday
Dream Circle every first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm.
Committee on Ministry meeting every third Sunday each month 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
MLK All People’s BreakfastMondayJanuary 21th, 9-12 noon $75join Walt and Bonnie and buy tickets www.alliancesd.org/all-peoples-celebration-sponsorship.
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Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests (858) 248-5123.