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Epiphany Baptism

Torrey Pines State Park Beach

Vegetarian pot luck dinner is our communion back at our house. 

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Sharing of Invitations (see back of order of worship)    

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. Chorus2.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

Musical Prayer       Down to the River (Ocean) to Pray             Alison Kraus

Prayer(in union)Great Spirit, God of Love, You who we call by many names, we give thanks for the gift of life and all of creation.  WE come to pray for the earth our common home. We give thanks for her abundant gifts to us.(Silence)We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us.  We give thanks to all our ancestors who loved and cared for us making it possible for us to be here now.  May we experience an Epiphany a sudden flash of intuition a realization of the divine during this season of Epiphany as we commune with all that is alive and our Mother Earth. (Silence)Amen   

Prayer Requests

Prayer  (in unison)Our Mother Father God 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

Silent Prayer

Scripture The Gospel of Luke 3:21,22 The Inclusive New Testament Priests for Equality 

When all the people were baptized, Jesus also came to be baptized. And while Jesus was praying, the skies opened and the Holy Spirit descended on the anointed One I visible form, like a dove. A voice from heaven said, ‘You are my Own, my Beloved. On you my favor rests.”

Reflection                 Prepare for Baptism on Easter             Rev. Bonnie

Hymn                              Wade in the Water

Wade in the water, wade in the water children Wade in the water, 
God's gonna trouble the water

Who's that young girl dressed in red, Wade in the water
Must be the children that Moses led God's gonna trouble the water

Who's that young girl dressed in white, Wade in the water
Must be the children of the Israelite
Oh, God's gonna trouble the water

Who's that young girl dressed in blue, Wade in the water
Must be the children that's coming through,
God's gonna trouble the water, yeah

Chant Preparing for Baptism

Ho’oponopono: I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.

Prayers to the earth in prostration or any kind of solitary prayer 

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 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

Offering for church (please place donations in red box near in dining room) 

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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. 

Vegetarian pot luck dinner is our communion back at our house. 

Invitations: Our current ecologic crisis is a call to awaken to the reverence of life and the truth that all nature is alive and sacred. As we witness the sixth extinction of life on earth, the only one created by us humans, we are invited to reclaim the ancient wisdom traditions. We are one organic, interspecies, interconnected whole.   What we do affects everything else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the divine reality.  We celebrate all  the wisdom traditions from  the East, West, indigenous peoples,  science and we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible as well as the newly found gnostic gospels. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) 

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer  Contemplation of scriptures and Centering Prayer, an ancient Christian contemplative silent prayer practice, every Wednesday at 10 am. 

Monthly Taize Chanting service first Sunday of every month 

Candle Light Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach.  Please dress warmly for it is cold and call Bonnie if you can’t find us or meet us near Roberto’s Taco Shop on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool. 

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

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

Committee on Ministry meeting every third Sunday each month after dinner

Webinar with Environmental Justice Practitioners Network co-sponsored by First UU Church and Church for Our Common Home, one Thursday a month, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

MLK All People’s BreakfastMondayJanuary 21th, 9-12 noon $75join Walt and Bonnie and buy tickets

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Please call Rev. Bonnieif you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests  (858) 248-5123.