Meditation“The demonic is not then merely the consequences that follow in the wake of self-idolizing institutions; it is also the spirit that insinuates itself into those whose compliance the institution requires in order to further its absolutizing schemes. Such systems cannot govern by force alone; indeed, force is always a counsel of last resort and a sign that a Power is losing its grip on the people’s minds. When a demonic institution is functioning normally, it does so by the enthusiast and willing consent of those it is in the very act of oppressing, or at the very least, with their terrified compliance. The policeman steps off the corner and into their heads. The Powers rule from within….A megalomaniac like Hitler would get nowhere if he were not riding the cresting wave of resentment from millions of would-be megalomaniacs longing to be released from the restraints of truth and vitality. Like thousands of smaller sewage pipes draining from every house in a city into the central main, our inner demons feed the outer. Neither has pride of place. Together they form a united front of hostility to the humanizing purposes of God.”
Unmasking the Powers,Walter Wink
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
Scriptures The Inclusive Bile; The First Egalitarian Translation(see insert)
Exodus 23:9 “Do not oppress foreigners, for you know what it is to be a foreigner—you were foreigners in Egypt.”
Gospel of Matthew 5:37- “When did we see you hungry and feed you, r see you thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you as a stranger and invite you in, or clothe you in your nakedness? When sis we see you ill or in prison and come to visit you?” God will answer them, “The truth is, every time you did this for the least of the least of my sisters and brothers, you did it for me.”
Reflection“Radical Love the Draino of Collective and Personal Sewer Pipes” Rev.Bonnie Tarwater
Musical Response Down in the River to Pray
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
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.
Ecumenical and Interfaith Prayers
Musical response There Is a Balm in Gilead …to make the wounded whole. There is balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul. Sometimes I feel discouraged and think my works in vain, but then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again.(Chorus)
Offering to be split with PICO Network and Church for Our Common Home
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 andwill you join us if we have worship here at Otay Mesa Detention Center every Sunday, 5 pm the month of July?
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 a pot luck.
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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
Help us find an acre of land in San Diego to build our church and or an organization to collaborate with to serve children as elder community makers, in the spirit of the Taize community after WWII. California nonprofit tax exempt status for church approved!
Straw Bale workshopfirst week in October.
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 27thRev. Bonnie apart of panel
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, June 27, 5 am. Call if interested in Skype or in person.
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.
Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm.
Painting the Dance Floor, some Saturdays this summer., when is good for you?
Mixed AA and Alanon 12 step meeting to begin this summer
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.
PICO Network www.piconetwork.orgFaith in Action Voter program TBA in August. Faith in Action believes that people should have a say in the decisions that affect their lives. Through faith-based community organizing, we equip people to put their voice and values into action in their communities and the larger society. We help people of faith build organizations that can lead successful legislative campaigns, hold corporations accountable, pass ballot initiatives, increase voter turnout and eliminate racial inequities and discrimination.