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Greed and Ecocide, the USA Empire and Self Confession

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

Welcome/ Check in(How are you feeling?)

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

Readingof 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 under this tree in Rancho Penasquitos. SILENCE What did you hear?(Sharing) 

We pray for all that is alive and growing here at Church for Our Common HomeSILENCE Amen 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

Musical response Over my head I hear music in the air… there must be a God somewhere…I hear singing in the air….I feel love is all around…..

Scripture  Gospel of Luke 12:13-21 NRSV Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” 14But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” 16Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. 17And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’ 18Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ 20But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward (and in) God.”

Reflection  Greed and Ecocide, the USA Empire and Self ConfessionRev.Bonnie

Music              This is My Home(see insert) 

Prayer(In unison)Dear God,You who we call by many names, we come to give you thanks, devotion and reverence. We come to confess that we don’t know how to pray and often are filled with doubt that you exist. We come to confess that our world view and habits are not to ask for your help and give you thanks. We pray for healing from the brainwashing  atheism and ask to feel your holy presence. (Silence) We pray for our visions and commitment as we work for an ecologic civilization. (Silence)  We pray for the amazon forest where 10,000 fires have been set. We are in a time of ecocide and we pray for your help. (Silence) We come to confess that our country has gone mad with greed and we too are knowingly and unknowingly are filled greed.(Silence)  We ask to learn to dedicate our lives in service to others and to give up our selfish self-centeredness. (Silence) Teach us to love our enemies as your Jesus taught us and to dedicate our lives to service to others.   (Silence) We pray for Church for Our Common Home to be filled with your love.  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


Offering for church (Please make your tax deductible checks out to Church for Our Common Home, basket is in the 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

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 vegetarian 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 God called by many names. 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, with its privileges and responsibilities--A Sacred Promise of Love. Please make an appointment with Rev. Bonnie when you are interested in membership. 

Special thanks to Matt Brennan for his brilliant work creating a GoFund me Page. THANK YOU MATT. Please donate and share the link with your friends on facebook, text or email. 

Here is the link

Digital  Arts Team Meeting tonight August 28thafter church and pot luck


Bonnie will be  in China and Korea for  Korean Interfaith Ecology Conference September 16-October 6th


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


Walt will offer  Lectio Divine and Centering Prayer 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, while Bonnie is away for one hour during our worship time Sundays at 5-6 pm at his house. There will be a vegetarian pot luck immediately following.  


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.

Later Event: September 1