Meditation “I make a heartfelt appeal for an all-out battle against the abuse of minors both sexually and in other areas, on the part of all authorities and individuals, for we are dealing with abominable crimes that must be erased from the face of the earth,” Pope Francis American Magazine the Jesuit Review Feb. 2019
Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)
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 O Love That Will Not Let me Go (see insert)
O Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee, I give thee back the life I owe, that in Thine ocean depths its flow, may richer fuller be.
O Light that foll’west all my way, I yield my flick’ring torch to Thee. My heart restores its borrowed ray, that in Thy sunshine’s glow its day, may brighter fuller be. Lyrics by Matheson
Prayer(in union)Holy One, God of Love, You who we call by many names, we give thanks for being alive. May we open our eyes, spirits, hearts and ears to you, for you are inside us and all around us. May we enter this sacred place of worship with reverence and awe. We pray for our enemies as Jesus taught us. Amen
Prayer Requests(We are not sending but rather in deep loving relationship for those we pray for.)
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
Scripture Reading Gospel ofLuke 6:27-38“But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.29If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. 30Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.34If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”
1. What word or short phrase strikes me about this scripture?
2. What does this have to do with my life today?
3. What is God showing me or calling me to do or be by what I am learning from this scripture?
Musical Prayer Sweet Will of God (see insert)
Reflection “Giving and Receiving Blessings from One Another”
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
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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.
MaryMagdalene Café pot luck dinner!
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 everyone else. Every Sunday at 5 pm we acknowledge that we need one another more than ever before . and commune with the Great Spirit. We celebrate the wisdom traditions from the East, West, indigenous peoples, new science as we study the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and the newly found gnostic gospels.
New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) Churchforourcommonhome.com
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
Review Phase 1 “Our Common Home Adventures” finding land and or collaboration with other individuals or organizations to build an artistic church to pray for the earth, Walt and Bonnie will live there and we will grow our own organic food. Phase 2 Creating a place for children and elders to live in intentional intergenerational community.
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
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Please call Rev. Bonnie if you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you have prayer requests (858) 248-5123.