Non-religious dinner blessing

Non-religious dinner blessing

When Together We honor the labor, known and unknown, that has brought nourishment to our table. Thank you plants, [animals], and minerals— who, in dying or shifting form, allow our living. We relish the company we have with each other— each person, worthy of wellbeing. In sharing this meal, may we be present to the ordinary wonder of living and sustained for the work of compassion and care. When Alone I honor the labor, known and unknown, that has brought me this nourishment. Thank you plants, [animals], and minerals— who, in dying or shifting form, allow my living. I cherish the presence of...

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litany on responding to call and vocation

litany on responding to call and vocation

This liturgy was originally created as a custom liturgy for Farlington UMC Through pandemics and state violence, in economic struggle and before anti-trans decrees - into every aching place, the dreams of God reach for us. They awaken and entice with their foolish ways of life, calling the faithful up from pits of despair and off of thrones of power, through waters of deliverance, and into lands of healing and repair. Before the burning bush of this world, asking us to love all its holy, hurting ground, come with whatever seed of faith you can muster, and listen: Listen for the voice of God...

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Queer Dinner Blessing

Queer Dinner Blessing

dearly Beloveds, queerly Beloveds, we are gathering to imagine the world differently. we are gathering to enflesh the world otherwise. to say 'yes' to new possibilities to live tenderly, to think expansively, to do daily life with ferocious love so that life can live and breath can breathe. Beloveds, do we not know all life is cultivated by insisting that we can't and won't be satisfied by the norms that suffocate, the habits that poison, the patterns of relating that deaden? Beloveds, do we not know the Sacred is restless? the Sacred is restless in us. we pause to pay attention and nourish...

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Re-affirmation of baptism for a trans individual

Re-affirmation of baptism for a trans individual

This service was originally written for a small, intimate, lutheran family ritual of baptismal affirmation. Adaptations for use in congregational settings are welcome. If making changes, please include citation as "adapted from M Barclay, enfleshed." PRESENTATION [person 1] Beloveds, we gather together this day to affirm the baptism of [terms of affection and relationship - sibling, daughter, father, friend, etc, beloved one], [full name].  Today, we remember that baptism is a means of God’s grace through which we recognize and claim one another as kin in the family of Christ. We are taken...

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Eco-beatitudes

Eco-beatitudes

This liturgy was originally written for greenfaith's "sacred season for climate justice" resource Blessed are we when we treasure the wisdom of the earth, receiving survival strategies whispered underground by bristlecone pine and sequoia, returning the praise songs of nuthatch and titmouse, flocking together with the murmuration maps of bees and bats and butterflies, and pollinating possibilities for living in these beautiful ruins.  Woe to us when losses of profit are considered more costly than losses of habitat, health, or home. Holy confrontation with corporations that harm is the...

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Ordination service

Ordination service

Service #1 - This service was originally created for the ordination of Rev. Brooke Scott in the PC(USA). Service #2 - This service was originally created for the ordination of Rev. Rich Vreeland in the DOC. Lineages opening Longer version: Author adrienne maree brown writes that “we are never i. We are of lineage. Of collective. Of era.” The past is always here, wrestling with God and us over what future we will create. In this space, on this day, we choose to honor this fact – that those who came before us are here – with their dreams, their sins, theirs joys, and their questions. They are...

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