Meditation“War is near when all children are not considered to be our own children” Unknown
“More than 90% of North American monarch butterflies have been wiped out over the last 20 years.” Environmental Defense Fund
Dedication Amor Si, Se Puede, Love, yes we can!
This worship service is dedicated to the families who have been separated and our ecumenical and interfaith religious commitment to a world of love, hope, beauty, truth and reconciliation.
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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 Walt Rutherford
ScripturesReadingThe Inclusive Bile; The First Egalitarian Translation(see insert) Genesis 21:15-19
Musical Response Sophia, Sophia
(Sophia is a Greek work meaning wisdom and Christ means anointed one. Shekinah is a Hebrew word meaning divine presence.) (Bonnie’s rewriting of El Shaddai by Michael Card and John Thompson)
(Chorus) Sophia, Sophia, Christ Sophia, Shekinah, age to age you’re still the same, by the power of your many names. Sophia, Sophia, Christ Sophia, Shekinah, we will praise and lift you high, Sophia.
Reflection “God Hears our Sorrow and Our Children’s Sorrow” Rev. Bonnie Tarwater
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 tell the truth and reconciliation 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 and love. Amen
Musical Prayer Down in the River to Pray
Invitation for Ecumenical and Interfaith Prayers
Prayer(in unison)Our Mother who is within uswe 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 limitsand we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage.For you are the dwelling place within usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen
Love Offering Donations split with Mijente and Church for Our Common Home James Long
Musical Offering Nearer My God To Thee (see insert)
Closing PrayerSt. 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 One word to describe how are you feeling andyes or no, do you want to continue to 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 Mary Magdalene Café Sharing of a pot luck. Of finger foods.
Shall we bring dancing next week and how shall we have more collaboration in planning of worship?
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The Inclusive Bile; The First Egalitarian Translation
21:15-19 When the skin of water was empty, she (Hagar) set the child under a bush and sat down opposite him, about a bow shot away.
She said to herself, “Don’t let me see the child die!” and she began to wail and weep. God heard the child crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from the heaven.
“What is wrong, Hagar?” the angel asked.
“Do not be afraid, for God has heard the child’s cry. Get up and lift up the child and hold his hand; for I will make him a great nation.” Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went to it and filled the skin with water, and she gave the child a drink.
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 as we build a new ‘ecologic civilization.’ . Jesus taught a way to live in the truth and taught us that, “The truth will set you free.” (John 8:32) Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before as we deepen our relationship with God. 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 led by women in the first few hundred years of early Christianity and also to study the newly found gnostic gospels. Children and dogs are especially welcome at worship. (Dogs are not allowed at Torrey Pines State Park)
Help us find an acre or more of land in San Diego County to build our church and or an organization to collaborate with to serve children, Mother Earth and the least of these, as elder community makers, in the spirit of the Taize community after WWII, who cared for orphans of the war.
California nonprofit tax exempt status for church approved!
Straw Bale workshopfirst week in October. Bonnie, Dan and Jamie going and others welcome.
Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day July 22, Sunday
“Protecting the Earth: Waking the Sleeping Giant and the Role of Faith
Communities” Program with Dr. Ramanathan, UCSD Friday, July 27thRev. Bonnie a part of panel
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer Canceled July 4thContemplation of scriptures for the following Sunday and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative prayer practice every Wednesday, 10-11 am,.
Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month. (canceled today)
Monthly beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park 5 pm (canceled next week?)
Monthly Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday 5 pm.
Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. We will have dream group at Otay Mesa in July.
Painting the Dance Floor, some Saturdays this summer. TBA.
Nonviolent direct action, July 2, Monday. The UUA supporting Mijente. Here in San Diego. Actions will be all day.#abolishICE. TBA time and place.
Please call Rev. Bonnieif you want a pastoral visit. (858) 248-5123