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“Prayer is not so much our words to God as our life in God”

Meditation “Prayer is not so much our words to God as our life in God” 

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” Caroline Myss

Welcome and Check in                                

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  

Sharing of Announcements                                           Dr. Walt Rutherford

The Opal Wong Award                                      Dr. Leslie Ziegenhorn

ScripturesThe Inclusive Bile; The First Egalitarian Translation

Gospel of Mark 4:26-34 Jesus said further, “The reign of God is like this; a sower scatters seed on the ground, then goes to bed at night and gets up day after day. Through it all the seed sprouts and grows without the sower knowing how it happens. The soil produces a crop by itself—first the blade, then the ear, and finally ripe wheat in the ear. When the crop is the sower wields the sickle, for the time is ripe for harvest.” Jesus went on to say “”What comparisons can we use for the reign of God? What image will help to present it? It is like a mustard seed which people plant in the soil: it is the smallest of seeds, yet once it is sown it springs up to become the largest of shrubs with branches big enough for the birds of the sky to build their nests in its shade.” Using many parables like these, Jesus spoke the message to them, as much as they could understand. Everything was spoken in parables, but Jesus explained everything to the disciples later when they were alone. 

Reflection        Mother Birds, Co-Creating with Goda Beautiful Nest/Church Made of Straw                                                   Rev. Bonnie

Musical Prayer     Garden Song (see insert)

Prayersof Confession  (in unison) Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, words and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved 

you with our whole heart; we have not loved all of creation as ourselves. We are truly sorry and humbly ask to commune with you who are the source of all. Have mercy on us and forgive us that we may grow and spiritually mature. Please pull us toward your hope and promise for  miraculous healing. Amen 

Prayer for Fathers in the name of Abba God

Prayers of Thanksgiving Thanks  A Lot                    Raffi 

Thanks a lot, Thanks for Sun in the sky. Thanks a lot,
Thanks for clouds so high. Thanks a lot, Thanks for whispering wind. Thanks a lot, Thanks for the birds in the spring. Thanks a lot, Thanks for the moonlit night. Thanks a lot, Thanks for the stars so bright.

Thanks a lot, Thanks for the wonder in me. Thanks a lot, Thanks for the way I feel. Thanks for the animals, Thanks for the land,
Thanks for the people everywhere. Thank you God.  Thanks for all we’ve got. Thank you God for all we’ve got.

Prayers in Circle asking for Healing and Guidance

Silent Prayer (kenosis, letting go into God’s self-emptying love) 

Musical response    There Is a Balm in Gilead (see insert)

Hands on Healing

Anointing: Commissioning for  Nest/Church Building

Offering                                                                       Mr.   Jamie Long

Closing Prayer St. 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 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? 

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 CafeSharing and enjoying  a meal.

Happy Father’s Day to everyone who is a father, 

Everyone who has a father, 

and to the unconditionally loving 

Abba Daddy God of Jesus!


Garden Song by David Mallett


ChorusInch by inch, row by row, 

Gonna make this garden grow.

All it takes is a rake and a hoe, 

And a piece of fertile ground.

Inch by inch, row by row, 

Someone bless these seeds I sow.

Please God warm them from below, 

Till the rain comes tumbling down.

Pulling weeds and picking stones ,

We are made of dreams and bones.

Feel the need to grow my own, 

Cause the time is close at hand.

Grain for grain, sun and rain, 

Find my way in nature's chain.

Tune my body and my brain, 

To the music from the land.

Plant your rows straight and long, 

Temper them with prayer and song

Mother Earth will make you strong, 

If you give her love and care

Mother crow watching me, 

From her perch in yonder tree

In my garden I'm as free,  

As that feathered mother  up there.

Announcements:We are witnessing the 6thextinction of life on earth -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 follow in the early traditions of house churches lead by women in the first few hundred years of early Christianity and also study the newly found gnostic gospels. Children and dogs are especially welcome at worship. (Dogs are not allowed at Torrey Pines State Park) Please call Rev. Bonnieif you want a pastoral visit. (858) 248-5123

Rally Families Belong Together Saturday, June 23 at 10 AM - 12 PM,

 Civic Center, 200 C St SD 92101 (Protest of the inhumanity of separating children from parents seeking asylum) 

Help us find an acre of land in San Diego to be gifted to church.  

California nonprofit tax exempt status for church approved!

Straw Bale  workshopfirst week in October to build our eco sculpture church.

           Bonnie, Dan and Jamie attending. Everyone welcome to join us. 

Summer solstice special worship next Sunday June 24. 

Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day July 22, Sunday. Please let Bonnie know if you are

         interested in working on this event. We had all day program and feast last year.

“Protecting the Earth: Waking the Sleeping Giant and the Role of Faith 

          Communities” Program with Dr. Ramanathan, UCSD Friday, July 27th

Weekly Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures for the following Sunday and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative prayer practice every Wednesday, 10-11 am, Adding another time beginning Wednesday morning 5 am.  Call if intereseted

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month.

Monthly beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park  5 pm

Monthly Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 5 pm.

Tonight Committee On Ministry Meeting every 3rdSunday after dinner.

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm.

Nia like intergenerational dance class to begin this summer.

Painting the Dance Floor, some Saturdays this summer., when is good for you?

Mixed AA and Alanon 12 step meeting to begin this summer 

Poor People’s CampaignTeach-In Wednesday, June 20, 6-8 pm San Carlos United Methodist Church

Field Trip to Salvation Mountain, Slab City and East Jesus near the Saltan SeaSaturday, June 30. Leaving 4 am to miss the hottest part of the day.  

Field Trip to Jim Hubble’s Housein Julian on a Wednesday this summer.