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I Know this Rose will Open

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

Meditation “…that we create by “singing’ things into being and form. …a music that is not simply heard but felt throughout one’s body and consciousness. It is life-energy in rhythmic motion and activity. Blending with the anwa of another, whether that other is a stone, or tree, animal, Sidhe (pronounced she) or human, has correspondence to blending harmoniously with another’s voice in a choir. You find an arrangement that suits you both ad lets your voices-or your anwa- blend in chords of mutual unfoldment and expression. Each things anwa is its song of life and being; it contains its form and its dreams, what it has been, what it is, and what it seeks to become…..All our creation is a form of song as we blend our vibrations with those of our world to bring new anwa into being around which new forms may crystalize and condenses. …represents creative relationship and the bringing forth of new life and form into the world.” As spoken by Mariel in Card Deck of the Sidhe Manualby David Spangler 

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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 

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

Opening Music            Hallelujah for the Earth (see insert)

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God,

We come to give thanks for you Holy One. You who we call by many names, you who live and dance  in all forms of life large and small, you who are the creative dance and harmonious song in all life giving and loving relationship. We come to tell the truth of our oneness and the interconnectedness with all life forms everywhere. Please bless our small church that it may boldly walk with Jesus in discipleship and tenacity. You the God of love, we come to pray to dedicate our church and our lives tocare for our common home Mother Earth and all her creatures. We come to sing to give blessing to Mother Earth a living being and all her living creatures. Humbly we give thanks and praise and rejoice at the wonder of the universe and our part in it. Amen

Musical Response               I Know this Rose will Open 

I know this rose will open. I know my fear will burn away. I know my soul will unfurl its wings. I know this rose will open. (Repeat)

Please share what you are grateful for that Mother Earth gives to you. 

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

Scripture Gospel of Luke 9:51-62 The Inclusive New Testament (see insert) 

Musical Response      Summertime by George Gershwin

Summertime, And the livin' is easy Fish are jumpin' And the cotton is highYour daddy's rich And your mamma's good lookin' So hush little baby,

Don't you cry

One of these mornings You're going to rise up singing Then you'll spread your wings And you'll take to the sky But till that morning There's a'nothing can harm you With daddy and mamma standing by

Reflection Music as Metaphor for Creating an Ecological Civilization 

                     aka Singing in Partnership with Mother Earth    

                 and in Discipleship with Jesus and Mary Magdalene Rev. Bonnie

Offering for church             (basket on table in dining room)

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

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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 our pot luck dinner at the Mary Magdalene Café. We invite you to stay after the pot luck for dancing and a bonfire depending on how the spirit and wind blow. 

Luke 9:51-62 The New Inclusive New Testament , Priests for Equality 

As the time approached when he was  to be taken up from this world.. Jesus firmly resolved to proceed toward Jerusalem. 52And he sent messengers ahead of him. They entered a Samaritan town  to make preparations for him; 53but the Samaritans wouldn’t welcome Jesus because his destination was Jerusalem. 54When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Rabbi, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and destroy them?” 55But Jesus turned and reprimanded them. 56Then they went on to another town.

57As they were making their way along, they met a fellow traveler who said to Jesus. “I’ll follow you wherever you go.” 

Jesus replied, “Foxes have lairs, the birds of the sky have nests, but the Chosen One has nowhere to rest.”

To another traveler Jesus said, “Follow me.”

The traveler replied, “Let me bury my father first.”

Jesus said in return, “let the dead bury the dead; you go and proclaim the reign of God everywhere.” 

Yet another traveler approached Jesus in this way: “I’ll be your follower, Rabbi, but first let me say good bye to my people at home.”

Jesus answered. Whoever puts a hand to the plow but keeps looking back is unfit for the reign of God.” 

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, Mary Magdalene and the Bible and  the newly found gnostic gospels. 

Invitation to become a memberof Church for Our Common Home, privileges and responsibilities--A Sacred Promise of Love. Please make an appointment with Rev. Bonnie if you are interested in membership. 

Ideas and experiences of responding to ‘Crimes Against Humanity’and the separation of children from families at border. July worship again at border anyone?  Check out ‘Artistic Uprising.’

Techie Live Stream Team meeting next Sundayafter pot luck June 30th. 

New live stream worship on church web site, some Sundays 5 pm (PST) 

Beach worship every second Sunday at La Jolla Shores Beach  near life guard tower. It was great this month in La Jolla so we are moving it to La Jolla Shores Beach every second Sunday.

Mary Magdalene Feast Day will be celebrated July 14. We will have  special worship and show new movie Mary Magdaleneafter pot luck! 

Sunday July 21 Bonnie will be in New York at Intentional Community Conference and will live stream worship 5 pm PST, Please tune in. ,

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 La Jolla Shores Beach  near life guard tower.

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.

Sign up for our newsletter on church web site. Please call Rev. Bonnie if you would like a pastoral visit and/or if you would like to pray or if you have prayer requests. (858) 248-5123.

Minister-Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, (858) 248-5123 Affiliate Community Minister of First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego

Director- Our Common Home Counseling CenterDr. Walt Rutherford

 (858) 442-6272,, services: Individual and Group therapy, Addiction Issues, PTSD, Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Counseling, Dream Honoring, etc.

Church and Bonnie’s home office 13014 Calle de Las Rosas,  SD CA 92129

Walt’s new office 5405 Morehouse Drive #330 SD CA 92121

Earlier Event: June 23
Love that Will not Let me Go 
Later Event: July 7