Meditation “For the better part of seventy years, I’ve been aware of a non-physical aspect to the world around me. As a child, this usually took the form of perceiving radiance or emanation of energy surrounding the things around me. My earliest memories are of world in which everything is live….From time to time, I even observed beings—sometimes human, sometimes not—who would appear and disappear seemingly at random….(as an adult)I was visited one morning by an unusually strong and energetic radiant spirit who said we had work to do together…..we entered a collegial partnership that lasted for nearly thirty years.” David Spangler Working with Subtle Energies
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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
Prayer(in union)Holy One, God of Love, You who we call by many names, we give thanks for the transfiguration, the subtle realms, vision and dreams. 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. Please offer name and condition briefly)
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 us the empowerment around us and the celebration among us now and forever. Amen
Taize (see insert)
“Jesus’ Transfiguration, Subtle Energies, Visions
Dreams and the Internet”
With art work of Nicholas Roerich
Wikepedia Nicholas Roerich (October 9, 1874 – December 13, 1947) – known also as Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh (Russian: Никола́й Константи́нович Ре́рих) – was a Russian painter, writer, archaeologist, theosophist, philosopher, and public figure, who in his youth was influenced by a movement in Russian society around the spiritual. He was interested in hypnosis and other spiritual practicesand his paintings are said to have hypnotic expression.Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to a well-to-do notary public father of Baltic German ancestry and a Russian mother, he lived in various places around the world until his death in Naggar, Himachal Pradesh, India. Trained as an artist and a lawyer, his main interests were literature, philosophy, archaeology, and especially art. Roerich was a dedicated activist for the cause of preserving art and architecture during times of war. He earned several nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize long list. The so-called Roerich Pactwas signed into law by the United States and most nations of the Pan-American Union in April 1935.
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.
Chant Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am,Be still and know that I, Be still and know that, Be still and know, Be still and, Be still, Be. (repeat)
Scripture Luke 9:28-36…Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.
Chant Come and pray in us, Holy Spirit, come and pray in us, come and visit us, Holy Spirit, Spirit come, Sprit come. (repeat)
Scripture30Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 31They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him.
Chant Our God is our light, Our light and salvation. In God I trust. In God I trust. (repeat)
Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” —not knowing what he said. 34While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. 35Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” 36When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.
Chant Sweet will of God, still fold me closer. Till I am wholly lost in Thee. (repeat)