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Gracious Mother Earth, we come to give you reverence, devotion, honor and love

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Sharing of Invitations (see back of the order of worship)    

Our worship today is dedicated to Martha Garcia, Rosa, Rosie and all Mexican and Latina mothers. 

Reading Church for Our Common Home’s  12 Step Program for an Ecological Civilization 

Invocation                   In Unison: Gracious Mother Earth, we come to give you reverence, devotion, honor and love. We ask in silence for your permission and blessing to worship you here at the La Jolla Shores Beach. 


AmenOur 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

Musical response Love is our mother tongue, ultimate freedom song, On lips of old and young, the breadth of life begun. Love is our mother tongue, Gaia’s communion song, In every nation sung, in every heart reborn. Love is our mother tongue, heart moving consciousness. Pulsing the universe, the light in all there is.” Raffi, Communion 

Prayer   (in unison)      Dear God, You who we call by many names, we come to give you thanks, devotion and reverence.   We pray for Mother Earth and our human and non-human family. We send our love to refugees, 1 in every 113 people on earth, and for  all the Mothers and children this and all people this  past week kidnapped by ICE in Mississippi, (Silence) those mothers and children gunned down in El Paso and Ohio and all those effected.  (Silence)  We pray for, all the young girls raped by Jeffrey Epstein and men in power .  (Silence) We pray for mothers and children who live in poverty and are forced to take care of other people’s children instead of their own. (Silence) We pray for all Mexican, and Latina women who show us the soulful way of service and love.(Silence)  We pray for  the devoted mother who pray daily for their children and who love God with all their hearts, souls and minds. (Silence) You who we call Mother of God, Divine Mother, Holy Mama, Divine Sophia we ask to feel your holy presence. We come to feel your holy presence, Mother Mary. (Silence) We ask you to help us as we learn to do unto the least of these and love our enemies as your beloved son Jesus taught us.   Amen

Please share what you are grateful for in your relationship with Mother Earth who is a Living Being, with a personality!   

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 10:27 The Inclusive New Testament Jesus answered, "'You must Love the the Most High  God,  with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, your neighbor as yourself.'"

Gospel of Luke 1:46-56 translated by Miriam Teresa WintersSinging in unisonMy soul give glory to my God, my heart pours out its praise. God lifted up my lowliness in many marvelous ways. My God has done great things for me: Holy is Her name, All people will declare me blessed and blessings they shall claim. From age to age to all who fear, such mercy love imparts, dispensing justice far and near, dismissing selfish hearts. Love casts the mighty from their thrones, promotes the insecure, leaves hungry sprits satisfied the rich seem suddenly poor. Praise God, whose loving Covenant, supports those in distress, remembering past promises with present faithfulness.  

Reflection           Mother Mary, A Real Women in History 

               A Poor, Refugee, whose Son was Tortured by the Empire

A Women Devoted to God!                      Rev. Bonnie

Special Music                I Shall Not Walk Alone by Ben Harper

RefrainWhen my legs no longer carry and the warm wind chills my bones, 

I reach for Mother Mary and I shall not walk alone. 

Offering for church (Please make your tax deductible checks out to Church for Our Common Home and give to Walt.) 

Closing Prayer(see back cover) 

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. 

 Communion is our pot luck dinner at the Mary Magdalene Café  

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, 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 when you are interested in membership. 

Digital  Arts Team Meeting August 28thafter church and pot luck

Bonnie will be  in China and Korea for  Korean Interfaith Ecology Conference September 16-October 7th

No worship  9/22, 9/29, 10/6, while Bonnie is away. 

Walt will offer  Lectio Divine and Centering Prayer  for one hour during our worship time Sundays at 5-6 pm at his house.  

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 of the month

Dream Circleevery first and third Sunday before worship 3-5 pm. 

Committee on Ministrymeeting every third Sunday each month 7 pm ish  

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

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

Earlier Event: August 5