Mediation Bonnie’s Easter gift to you
Peter Fenwick - The Art of Dying Well
Eben Alexander Proof of Heaven
I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying | Dr. Christopher Kerr
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
Introduce Yourselfto Torrey Pines State Park Beach
Opening Music Christ Is Risen
1 Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!
2 Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia! Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!
ScripturesJohn 20:1-18 NRSV(see insert)
Reflection Easter and Earth Day and Dying in love in an Ecological Civilization and new Spring for Humanity!
Musical response Into the Garden Alone(see insert)
Prayer (in unison) Dear God of Love,
We ask for your blessings on this holy day of Easter as we reclaim the wisdom of our teachers Jesus and Mary Magdalene. We come to commune with you, to open our eyes gracious God and ask you to please grant us inspiration and hope. We give thanks for the magnificence of creation. We ask for forgiveness for all the ways our human family has becoming numb and disassociated and often we have not loved you and you that is in all nature that is of you and sacred. We pray for the earth who is a living Being. We pray for our loved ones as well as our enemies as Jesus taught us. We pray for our children and grandchildren for Greta Thunberg and those working for an ecologic civilization. We pray for the very young and old both human and non-human and the vulnerable everywhere who need our love and care. We give thanks this Easter for the hope of spring and our communion with you, now and into eternity. Help us give up our fear of death that we may embrace the joy of living. Thank you for your abundant love. Amen
Prayer Requests Celebration for Walt’s 42 AA birthday today!!!
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 PrayerSwing Low Sweet Chariot(see insert)
Silent Prayerfor Our Common Home Mother Erath a Living Being
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
Gift of Blessingsto the person on your right. “(name) I give you my blessing. (name) I ask God to give you God’s blessing.”
Offering for work of the church (Donations in picnic basket)
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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.
Communion is coffee, tea and hot cross buns here at the virtual Mary Magdalene Café! All are welcome. (We usually have a pot luck dinner at home but for the beach we have finger food.)
John 20:1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. 4The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10Then the disciples returned to their homes.
11But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; 12and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses. Refrain
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.
She speaks, and the sound of Her voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that She gave to me
Within my heart is ringing. Refrain
I’d stay in the garden with Them
Though the night around me be falling,
But They bid me go; through the voice of woe
Their voice to me is calling. Refrain
Swing low, sweet chariot, Coming for to carry me home.
Swing low, sweet chariot, Coming for to carry me home.
I looked over Jordan, what do I see, Coming for to carry me home.
A band of angels coming after me, Coming for to carry me home.[Chorus]
I look over Jordan, what do I see, Coming for to carry me home.
A band of angels coming after me, Coming for to carry me home.
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
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
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,
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NEED HELP THIS WEEK, to finish painting dance floor!
Earth Day Monday April 22 5 pm dinner 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.