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Prayer and Healing Worship

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

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How are you feeling about your Mother, yourself as a Mother and your children today?

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 One Light, One SunRaffi 1. One Light, one sun, One sun lighting everyone, One world turning, One world turning everyone.2. One world, one home, One world home for everyone, One dream, one song One song heard by everyone. 3. One love, one heart, One heartwarming everyone One hope,  one joy, One loving filling everyone. 4. One Light, one sun, One sun lighting everyone, One light warming everyone

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

Musical Prayer I’ve Got Peace Like  a River

I’ve Got Peace Like  a River……I’ve gotScripture Gospel ofJohn 13:21-3521After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” 22The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. ……Jesus said to him (Judas) , “Do quickly what you are going to do.” 28Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him.29Some thought that, because Judas had the common purse, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the festival”; or, that he should give something to the poor. 30So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night…….(Jesus said) .34” I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Reading “Like millions of women, Eve has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, by her, for her, to her. The Apology,written by Eve from her father’s point of view in the words she longed to hear, attempts to transform the abuse she suffered with unflinching truthfulness, compassion, into an expansive vision for the future.”

Review of the book by Anita Hill“As only she can, Eve Ensler shares the story of her father’s ultimate betrayal with both unflinching candor and immeasurable grace. Through sheer creative force, she takes us on her own journey to healing. Though Ensler’s story is deeply personal, its lessons are universal.” 

Refection         Healing from Betrayal Writing a Letter of Apology  

Prayer   (in unison)      

Dear God,  

We ask for common sense, animal instinct and communion with angels and spiritual dimension beyond our five senses to guide us in our love and healing. WE ask for your help in healing the abuse to our Mother Earth and to women’s bodies. . We pray for courage to face the truth. We  humbly surrender to your miraculous healing power and grace as we seek freedom from our wounds of betrayal.  We gives thanks for the full moon and the dreams and visions of the Divine that bring us closer to you.  Please heal us from our modern alienation from our bodies, the Earth’s body and your body gracious God that embraces and loves all life. We surrender our pain to you and ask for your love as we go on the journey of healing and love.  We pray  in the name of Jesus who taught us to love one another as he loved us. We pray for you to help us learn to  pray our  enemies as Jesus taught.  Amen.  

Asking for permission and beginning within

Prayer Requests(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 usthe empowerment around usand the celebration among usnow and forever. Amen ( by Miriam Therese Winter) 

Musical Offering                        Come, Sing a Song with Me  by Carolyn Mc Dade

Come sing a song with me…. (repeat)  that I might know your mind.

(Chorus) And I’ll bring you hope when hope is hard to find and I’ll bring a song of love and arose in the wintertime. 

Come, dream a dream with me….Come walk in rain…Come share a rose with me.


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

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 church (please place donations in red box with lid in the dining room) 

Letter Writing and 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. 

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) 

Please sign thank you card for Dr. Joanne Oon

Mary Magdalene Feast Day July 22. We will have  special worship and show new movie Mary Magdalene on Sunday July 21!

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. 

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

Earlier Event: May 5
Taize Easter 3 Sunday
Later Event: May 26
Falling in Love with God