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Angels as Messengers of God’s Love

  • Church for Our Common Home 13014 Calle de Las Rosas s San Diego, CA 92129 (map)

Mediation “In short, subtle awareness and perception is a way of honoring and participating in life and as such draws more on the power of an open and loving heart than it does on any particular psychic capacity.”Subtle Worldsby David Spangler

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

Welcome and introduction of  Rev. Jennifer Channin

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

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 

Passing of the Peace    God Loves You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It 

Opening Music              Garden Song (see insert) 

ScripturesJohn20:19-31 and Angels by Mary Oliver (see insert)

Reflections        Angels as Messengers of God’s Love  

Jennifer and Bonnie

Musical Response     Angels Watchin over Me 

All night,  all day Angels watchin’ over Me my lord. All night, all day, Angels watching over me my Lord. If I die before I wake, angels watchin’ over me my Lord. Pray my Lord my soul to take, Angels watchin’ over me, repeat……………..

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God of  Love,

We pray for the earth who is a living Being. We pray for the galaxies and stars, our sun and God’s angels all around us.We pray for our loved ones as well as our enemies as Jesus taught us. We pray for our children and grandchildren. We prayfor 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 day for the garden here where we worship, for the flowers and trees and the beuty of creation.We pray for the angel of this church. Thank you God for our visions of your Community of Love, and the interconnected web of life all around us. We give thanks for the hope of spring and our communion with the angles who are the messengers in our midst. 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     Prayers of Celebration for Walt’s 42 AA birthday!!!

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          What Wondrous Love is This Rev. Jennifer Channin

Silent Prayerfor Our Common Home Mother Erath a Living Beingand the Cosmos

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 may be placed in red box in dining room) 

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. 

Angel Benediction  Romans 8:38-39 NRSVFor I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Sing along with Rev. Jennifer Channin

Communion is our pot luck dinner at the Mary Magdalene Café! All are welcome. 

Dancing in Celebration of Earth Day and Our Common Home Mother Earth

John 20:19-31

19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”22When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” 24But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”30Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

“Angels,”Mary Oliver

You might see an angel anytime
and anywhere. Of course you have
to open your eyes to a kind of 
second level, but it’s not really
hard. The whole business of 
what’s reality and what isn’t has
never been solved and probably
never will be. So I don’t care to
be too definite about anything. 
I have a lot of edges called Perhaps
and almost nothing you can call
Certainty. For myself, but not 
for other people. That’s a place
you just can’t get into, not 
entirely anyway, other people’s 

I’ll just leave you with this. 
I don’t care how many angels can 
dance on the head of a pin. It’s
enough to know that for some people
they exist, and that they dance. 

Garden Songby John Denver

ChorusInch by inch, row by row, Gonna make this garden grow

All it takes is a rake and a hoe, And a piece of fertile ground

Inch by inch, row by row, Someone bless these seeds I sow

Please God warm them from below, Till the rain comes tumbling down.

1. Pulling weeds and picking stones ,We are made of dreams and bones

Feel the need to grow my own, Cause the time is close at hand

Grain for grain, sun and rain, Find my way in nature's chain

Tune my body and my brain, To the music from the land.

2. Plant your rows straight and long, Temper them with prayer and song

Mother Earth will make you strong, If you give her love and care

Mother crow watching me , From her perch in yonder tree

In my garden I'm as free,  As that feathered mother  up there.

  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) 


Thank you to everyone for help on our Earth Day event with Dr. Oon! Please bring us your clean compost, just fruits and vegetable leaves skins etc  for garbage enzymes.

New internet direction for book on John Cobb’s Ecologic Civilization and possible Cobb event about the project in San Diego.

New Book Group on David Spangler’s Subtle Worlds, An Exploders Field Noteswill begin as soon as 7 people want to sign up. E. Either Monday night at 7 pm every other week or the 2ndand 4thSunday before church

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. 

Next week angel power point!

Beach worship every second Sundayat 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, 

call Jamie Long (619) 436-9435   

NEED HELP, to finish painting birds, angels, butterflies on dance floor!

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. 

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 21
Please Pray for Greta Thunberg
Later Event: May 5
Taize Easter 3 Sunday