Mediation “More important than the quantity of power attributed to God is the nature of God’s power…The alternative to coercive power is often thought of as persuasive power.” Abba , Jesus Dr. John B. Cobb Jr,
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
Musical Offering “El Shadai”aka ‘Sophia” (Sophia is from the Greek meaning wisdom and Shekinah is a Hebrew word meaning divine presence of God.)
(chorus) Sophia, Sophia, Christ Sophia, Shekinah
Age to age You’re still the same. By the power of your many name
Sophia, Sophia, Christ Sophia, Shekinah
We will praise and lift You high, Sophia
1.Through a loving Mother Maria, You saved the ancient Christ-Sophia Through the power of your hands, turned the sea into dry land To the outcast on her knees, you were the God who really sees And by your might you set your children free. (chorus)
2.Through the years you made it clear that the time
of Christ-Sophia was near
Though the people couldn’t see, what Christ-Sophia ought to be. Though
Your Wisdom came the plan, they just
would not under – stand Your most awesome work was done, by the Two becoming One. (chorus)
Prayer in unison from New Zealand Prayer Book (see insert)
Prayers of Confession 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
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
Scriptures James 5:13-16 “ Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14 Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.
Musical Offering “Spirit, Sprit of Gentleness (see insert)
Reflection and sharing “Process Thought;Putting on new God Glasses”
Anointing and Hands on Healing
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. Children and dogs especially welcome at worship.
Cobb and Process Theology series before earth Day
COM tonight 6 pm
Easter Sunrise Worship Torrey Pines State Park Beach 6:30 am April 1st!
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 but not on Easter April 1 for we will have a sunrise Easter service.
Monthly Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 5 pm 21.
Dream Circle every first and third Sunday before church 3-5 pm
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
We need members to be on our committee and volunteers the day of.
Need help making Mother Earth giant puppet
Church for Our Common Home, 13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD CA 92129