Meditation“ Why not start right now receiving your spiritual inspiration and guidance at first hand and not through anyone else? Do you not realize that you have within you all wisdom, all knowledge, all understanding? You do not have to seek it without, but it does mean that you have to take time to be still and to go deep within to find it. There is nothing more wonderful or worthwhile than direct contact with Me, the source of all creation. It means you have to take time, and if necessary make time to find it. You have to reach the stage where you are consciously aware of Me and of My divine presence at all times, where you are willing to bring Me into the whole of your life, and walk and talk with Me all the time, sharing everything with me, both your successes and your failures. When the love is flowing and you are one with Me, you will want more than anything to share everything with Me.” Daily Guidance for Sunday 19 August in Opening Doors Within, by Eileen Caddy
WelcomeWe dedicate this worship to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Please join us after dinner to dance to her music.
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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 Dr.Walt Rutherford
Musical Response Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Every time I feel the Spirit moving in my heart I will pray.
Every time I feel the Spirit moving in my heart I will pray.
1.Upon the mountain, when my Lord spoke, out of his mouth came fire and smoke. In the valley, on my knees, asked my lord have mercy please.
2. Jordan River, chilly and cold, chills the body but not the soul.
All around me was a shine asked my lord if all was mine
Prayersof Confession (in unison) Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We are living in a time of the sixth extinction of life on earth where 150-200 species of plants, insects, birds and mammals become extinct every 24 hours. You who we call by many names, you who are the source of all, have mercy on us and give us courage as we seek to heal and purify ourselves in your unbounding love. Heal us in your miraculous love.
Prayers (Please share names or one sentence and we will pray for them and everyone with the same suffering or joy.)
Scripture Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God.
Matthew 6:6 6 But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to God who is in that secret place; and your Abba God who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.( The Inclusive Bible the First Egalitarian Translation)
Reflection “Findhorn, Praying for the Earth and the Still Small Voice”
Musical Prayer Voice Still and Small (see insert)
Closing PrayerSt. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi Prayer
Make me an ins
trument 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 seek; 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.
Mary Magdalene Café Please stay for communion and dinner.
Announcements:We are witnessing the 6thextinction of life on earth -the only one created by humans. We gather to create loving community that lives in harmony with nature. 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 come to acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before during the ecologic disaster. 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 and honor all wisdom traditions. Children and dogs are especially welcome at worship. (Dogs are not allowed at Torrey Pines State Park)
Please pray and ask for guidance for Church for Our Common Home. We are open to having someone or some organization who may like to donate two or more acres of land in San Diego County, or where the sprit leads us, to build a straw bale untraditional church and prayer center. Inspired by the creativity of Salvation Mt here in southern California and the community in Findhorn Scotland we hope to create a sacred place of beauty to inspire and heal our religious imaginations s as we create a new religious story for our time. We are open to collaborating with others as we work to alleviate suffering that is here and will increase due to the ecologic catastrophe and planetary crisis. We are called to create community that has kindness and care for needy children and families as well as non-human life forms in creation, and all the plants and animals. We follow in the footsteps of Brother Roger who bought a farm in France and cared for orphans in need of help after WWII and created a loving and thriving spiritual community in Taize. It is time to prepare for the ecologic disaster as we create a radically loving spirit filled community. Our 501C-3 nonprofit tax exempt status for church approved! Your gifts to church are tax deductible.
Straw Bale workshopfirst week in October. Join Bonnie, Dan and Jamie
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,.
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. TBA. Call Bonnie
September 8thSaturday join the prayer and march with 350.org. Need volunteer to be the puppeteer for Mother earth Giant Rod Puppet and care for our church table.
Worlds Parliament of Religion in Toronto Oct 31-Nov 7, 2018 Please join Church for Our Common Home and our booth to get the word out internationally about our church
Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit. (858) 248-5123
Communion at Mary Magdalene Café please stay after the service Sharing of a pot luck immediately following worship. Please sign up to be on Church for Our Common Home mailinglist on church web site.