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Palm Sunday

  • Torrey Pines Beach (map)

Mediation Please watch this Ted Talk and or all of Greta’s you tubes.

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 

Opening MusicOver my head I hear music, (singing, love)  in the air….there must be a God somewhere. 

ScripturesJohn 12:12-16The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord— the King of Israel!” 14Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written: 15“Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!” 16His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written of him and had been done to him.

Words of WisdomGreta Thunberg“I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic..and act as if the house is on fire.”  “So we can’t save the world by playing by the rules. The rules have to be changed. Everything has to change and it has to start today.” "You are not mature enough to tell it like is, even that burden you leave to us children. But I don't care about being popular. I care about climate justice and the living planet. Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity for a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money." Spoken at COP24 summit

Reflection                         Giving Up Capitalism for Lent

           Greta Thunberg  Is All Adults Granddaughter

                    Following Jesus and Greta to Easter and Earth Day 

Blessings to the person on your right. “(name) I give you my blessing.  (name) I ask God to give you God’s blessing.”

Blessings for the Earth, a living being 

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God of Ever-living, every-loving, and ever-adventurous God, we open to the gifts of tradition and excitement of innovation. We seek guidance in letting go and moving forward to be your faithful compassion in healing our communities and the world. Amen (Bruce Epperly, Praying with Process Theology)

Prayer Requests(Please offer name and condition briefly and Bonnie will repeat.)

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

Musical Prayer Psalm 23 (see insert)  

Body Prayers                        

Salutation to the Sun

Animal sounds

Prostrationson the sand and/or quiet time to pray in solitude

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 work of the church   (please place donations in picnic basket) 

Check out              How are you feeling?

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 is our pot luck snacks at the Mary Magdalene Café and all are welcome. (We usually have dinner but at the beach we have finger food.) 

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) 

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 

Beach worship every second Sunday at Torrey Pines State Park Beach. Please dress warmly for it is cold us on Carmel Valley Road at 4:30 to car pool at the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster  2212 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Prayer and Healing Service third Sunday

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

Committee on Ministrymeeting 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   

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

NEED HELP THIS WEEK, Monday and or Tuesday to finish painting dance floor!

Easter Sunday sunrise 6:30 am worship at Torrey Pines State Park Beach, coffee, tea, hot cross buns and hard boiled eggs!

Earth Day Monday April 22  workshop 7 pm Soap from Compost see flyer. 

We need help with dinner, set up, getting the word out, clean up etc. 

Earth Day Celebration Sunday 5 pm April 28thwe hope with live music!

We are seeking landand or collaboration with other individuals or organizations to build an artistic church to pray for the earth. Walt and Bonnie will live there, grow organic vegetables and continue Church for Our Common Home and Our Common Home Counseling Center. 

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

Earlier Event: April 7
Taize Lent week 5
Later Event: April 21
Please Pray for Greta Thunberg