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Falling in Love with God

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

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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 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 The 23rdPsalmAdapted by Bobby Mc Ferrin (see insert) 

Scripture Gospel of John14:23-27(The Inclusive New Testament Priests for Equality)Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and Abba God will love them, and we will come to them and make our dwelling place with them.  Those who don’t love me don’t  keep my words; Yet the message you hear is not mine, it comes   from the Abba who sent me.”I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom Abba God will send in my name, and will instruct you in everything, and she will remind you of all that I have said to you.27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be distressed or fearful. 

Words of WisdomThe Tao of Being, (adaptation of Tao te Ching by Ray Grigg and thanks to John Michno for this offering)  “Everything has a common beginning. This beginning is called the Great Mother. Remember her to understand her children. Then return to the Great Mother. Traveling forever will not get outside her body; thinking forever will not get outside her thoughts. There is no need to struggle. With body trust her body; with thoughts, trust her thoughts. There is no need to fear death.” 

Wisdom text of Hildegard“As the Creator loves his creation, so creation loves the creator…The creation, of course, was fashioned to be adorned, to be showered, to be gifted with the love of the Creator. The entire world has been embraced by this kiss.” Meditations with Hildegard of Binger, by Beverly Mayne Kienzle 

Refection   Falling in Love with  God and God’s Love for Creation    Rev. Bonnie

Prayer(in unison)Dear God,You who are called by many names. You who are our Great Mother, our Cosmic Mother, the Black Madonna, Mother Mary, you who give us birth, we give you thanks. We are witnessing the 6thextinction of life on earth and one million species going extinct before our eyes. We come to youAbba God, our Papa God and ask for the strength to do what is right,that we may work for justice and live our lives in communion with you. We need your help.

We call upon you Goddess you who we call Amma, Our Holy Mama,  you who were called in the ancient world, El Shaddai or  the breasted one, who is  like a mountain, we give thanks for the miracle of life everywhere. God you who are inside us and speak to us in a still small voice, we give thanks. God of the Divine Feminine and the Sacred Masculine, and their sacred union of love, and love making, we give thanks. You the God of the earth and sky and within every creature, you who feel every wounding of creation, you who weeps for every species lost, we open our hearts to your pain and we give you our love.  We ask for your forgiveness. God who is in light and darkness, up and down, inside and outside, we come to give you thanks and praise. You the  God of justice who gives us courage, you who call us to love those with no one, we give thanks. You who are the bringer of dreams and visions, we give thanks and ask for our eyes and hearts to be opened to your ways of love. God, you who are like a passionate lover, we love you erotically and ask you-- are you in love with us too? We are here to fall in love with you again, again and again, in prayer, in song, in all that we do, all that we think, all that we love and in all that we dedicate our lives to. Joyfully, with every cell of our being,   we give you thanks and ask that we may feel your holy presence in our time of prayer now and always.    Amen 

Special Prayers for Those Killed in Wars

Musical Response O God hear our prayers, O God hear our prayer, when I call, answer me, O God hear my prayer, O God hear my prayer, Come and listen to me. 

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  Prayer               I Hear a Call  by Tony Arata(see back page)

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 basket in dining room)

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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. 

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. 

Special thanks to John Michno! New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) 

Bonnie’s invitation to go to China and Korea Sept 16-Oct 7 ideas for donations.

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

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

Musical Prayer                      I Hear a Call  by Tony Arata

I hear a call Now will answer Forsake my all  To serve another Though darkness falls Stay a believer I hear a call Now will answer I see a light Now will I follow 
Fill up this life That grows more hollow Make joy reside Where there lives sorrow 
I see a light Now will follow I hear a call From out of nowhere And from anywhere I go I hear a call Now will answer I feel a touch Now will I hold on Be there with love 
For those with no one With a kindness such It lives though I'm gone I feel a touch 
Now will I hold on I hear a call From out of nowhere And from everywhere I go 
I see a light Now will I follow I feel a touch Now will I follow I hear a call Now will I answer