Meditation “In the ordinary course of events one species are disappearing every two thousand years. Currently, however, species are disappearing at the rate of one every twenty five minutes….We are the only species on this planet in its 5.5 billion years of existence to channel such a massive degree ($1.8 million per minute) of our human and natural resources into the design and production of weapons aimed at the destruction of ourselves and the planet. In its nuclear testing of bombs since 1945 in the Nevada desert the US alone has already ruptured Mother Earth’s womb 845 tines. Mother earth is in great pain—a pain inflicted by her children as we commit Matricide.”
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. 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
Sharing of Announcements Walt Rutherford
Musical Offering Every Piece (see insert)
Words of Wisdom (King is experiencing constant death threats.) “I am faltering. I’m losing my courage. And I can’t let the people see me like this because if they see me weak and losing my courage, they will begin to get weak.”…And it seems at that moment that I could hear an inner voice saying to me, ‘Martin Luther, stand up for righteousness. Stand up for justice. Stand up for truth. And lo I will be with you, even until the end of the world.” He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone. No never alone.” The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, Matthew Fox
H: (sighs) So what good came of this “game”?
Angel 1: (laughs and slaps the human’s upper arm) That’s the spirit! You tell us. What did you gain of value from this experience?
The human has a flashback of Life from infancy to death. Again, time is meaningless and perspective is unimaginably broad compared with ordinary human consciousness.
H: (humbled) I learned to be creative even under harsh circumstances. I was forced to connect to the Goddess, the One, in greater identity from such challenging circumstances. I would never have worked that hard without the disconnection from Source. I learned to care for, to love, all the inhabitants on Earth as connected beings all under attack. I learned virtue is all that’s worth living for; our human bodies and “riches” available on Earth are nothing compared with honoring virtue.
A2: Again, well done, Brother. (bowing graciously) Yes, what you describe is universal of the experiences of those successful on Earth. Spirit when forced to express itself through the squeezed confines of Evil becomes tremendously creative, beyond what any of us imagined was possible. The “banter” among humans to enjoy each other’s’ company is unique: we call it “slave talk” to find ways to appreciate and enjoy the meager remains Evil allows their animals.
Reflection and Sharing
Everyone is a Mystic and an Artist
Mystical Experience, Returning to the Divine Source - Rev. Bonnie Tarwater
Prayers of Confession (write on flowers to be burned)
Prayers of Thanksgiving (write on flowers to be burned)
Prayers asking for Healing and Guidance
Musical Prayer Thanks a lot Raffi
Guided Meditation Straw Bale Home Church for Returning to the Source
Japanese Shinto Fire Ritual - Jamie Long
Closing Prayer and Offering 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
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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.
Communion at the Mary Magdalene Cafe
Our communion is our weekly pot luck dinner immediately following worship on Sundays.
Announcements: We are witnessing the 6th extinction of life on earth and the only one created by humans. We gather to create community and to give thanks to God for all of creation. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before. Jesus taught a way to live in the truth and taught us that, “The truth will set you free.” (John 8:32) Following worship we invite everyone 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 star gazing and dancing. We offer weekly study of the scriptures for the following Sunday, including the gnostic gospels, with Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer, as well as dream sharing, creative and artistic projects as spiritual practice, social justice activism, and monthly Taize service as well as a Prayer and Healing services.
Children and dogs are especially welcome at worship.
NEW Beach worship place every second Sunday, Torrey Pines State Park Beach 5 pm
Weekly Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer Contemplation of scriptures for following Sunday and an ancient Christian contemplative prayer practice every Wednesday, 10-11 am. Changing time in June to early morning.
Monthly Taize first Sunday of every month.
Monthly Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 5 pm.
Dream Circle every first and third Sunday before church 3-5 pm.
Nia like intergenerational dance class to begin this summer.
Painting the Dance Floor, call Bonnie if you are interested.
Mixed AA and Alanon 12 step meeting to begin this summer maybe Wednesday night at 7:30 pm?
Field Trip to Salvation Mountain, Slab City and East Jesus near the Saltan Sea Saturday, June 30. Leaving 4 am to miss the hottest part of the day.
Our Common Home Counseling Center’s services: addiction issues, PTSD, individual and group therapy, Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Counseling, etc.
Dr. Walter Rutherford Director Our Common Home Counseling Center, (858) 442-6272, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ourcommonhomecounselingcenter.com
Our Common Home, a church and counseling center
13014 Calle de Las Rosas, SD CA 92129