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Dancing in the Flames, Marion Woodman

Meditation “The Goddess is the unspeakable wisdom that grew into the very cells of the body. She lives with the sacramental truth at her center: the beauty and the horror of the whole of life are blazing in Her love. She is dancing in the flames.” Dancing in the Flames, Marion Woodman

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of way to kneel and kiss the ground.“ Rumi

“A simple, beautiful practice has bee spreading along with the Work That Reconnects. To celebrate their commitment to life and their solidarity with activists the world over, people join hands in a circles dance….Joann took the Elm Dance to workshops she was leading with a Russian-speaking team in areas poisons by the Chernobyl disaster. There….the dance became an expression of the peoples will to live, It was here the dance evolved a distinctive form with the raising of swaying of arms, evolving their connection with the trees they so loved.” Coming Back to LifeJoanana Macy

Lighting of Candles, Welcome and Check in

Invocation      Our Dear, Dear Mother by   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 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

When we sing we pray twice:  Down in the River to Pray

One: Dear God,  Goddess, You who we call by many names, You are the dance, and leap and flow in us and all over the place- you who are in every living thing,  up and down, inside our bodies  and  in  the dance.

All:  May this pray reach those who have cast you out of their hearts and are feeling lonely and alienation, (Silence)  We pray for those who are suffering from poverty as well as poverty of spirit, (Silence)  Those in war torn catastrophes in far way places and for all the non human creatures who are suffering from ecologic poison, and rape of the land. (Silence) 

One: We pray for  those who are sick,  those who suffer from addiction, mental illness and  for those who are mourning. (Silence)  We pray for those who are dying 

and being born. We pray for all those who have asked for our prayers, our clients and those in our church.  (Silence)  We pray for Mother Earth, for all creatures, plants, animals and minerals.   (Silence)  We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us. (Silence)

All: We come  to make confession for we are often self-centered and  ignorant of the harm we do. Please forgive us for those things we know we have done and for those things we do not know we have done. We long to be close to you, Gracious God and to become more loving to ourselves and all of creation. Please guide us in this time of global and ecological crisis that Our Common Home, a church and counseling center will be a source of service, inspiration, healing and love.  Amen, Shalom and Blessed Be Prayers (We will go around the circle and you are invited to lift up prayers of those in need or say Pass.)

Unison Prayer  Mother/Father God who is within us, we 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 limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us, now and forever. Amen

Scripture Gnostic hymn  (see insert)

One Billion Rising

Reflection “Dancing in Chernobyl with One Billion Rising “   Rev. Bonnie

The Elm Dancing

Closing Prayer                       St Francis 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 and how did you feel about  worship?)

 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. 

Announcements: We are witnessing the 6th extinction of life on earth and we gather for worship, prayer and community every Sunday at 5 pm and we need one another more than ever. Jesus taught a way to live that we need now more than ever and that  “the truth will set you free.” Following worship we invite you 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 a bon fire, star gazing and dancing. We offer weekly study of the scriptures including the gnostic gospels and in Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer, dream sharing, creative and artistic projects as spiritual practice, social justice activism, as well as monthly Taize chanting, prayer  and healing services.  Dogs welcome at worship.

Seek computer person 4 -8 hours a week $20 an hour

 Weekly Lectio Divina  and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures for following Sunday and an ancient Christian contemplative prayer practice every Wednesday, 10-11 am.

Monthly Taize first Sunday of every month 5 pm, March 4, 2018

Monthly Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 5 pm Feb 18.

Dream Circle every first and third Sunday before church 3-5 pm

Movie Night Rupert Sheldrake The Science Delusion Banned Ted Talk Feb. 17th Saturday 7 pm popcorn and discussion!

Cobb/Ramanathan Earth Day Weekend Event Saturday, April 21, First UU Church of San Diego afternoon program followed by dinner and dancing.

Earth Day Worship preacher Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. Sunday 10 am

Minister Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 If you would like a pastoral call, contact Bonnie.

Church for Our Common Home, 13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD CA 92129

Earlier Event: January 28
Aldous Huxley’s The Devil of Loudon
Later Event: February 18
Bruce Epperly Healing Worship