Remembrance of Baptism (water emphasis)

Remembrance of Baptism (water emphasis)

In a time where there is too much water and not enough water. Tears sting our eyes and our cheeks flare hot with grief when we witness how greed sets the ocean aflame. Billows of smoke are our anger. Crops toasting dry, our heartbreak. Rush of rising water wiping away homes, our weeping. In our grief, here we are: Blood in our veins, riverbeds of our bodies. Air in our lungs, trees inhaling. We tip cups of tea to our lips. We hear the sound of rain and can finally fall asleep. Some lucky days we might float in water with our faces to the sky, or take a hot shower smelling of soap. Can you...

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Prayer of Confession

Prayer of Confession

God of Justice, God of Compassion, God of Sacred and Scandalous ways, We have so much still to learn. By your grace, we have come to know love more deeply than once before - its mess, its complexity, its stubborn and tender truths transform us more each day. Through fires that refine and valleys of death, you have guided us. You draw us into the heart of Wisdom, Saving us from the lies of destruction. Turning us towards hope that liberates. But still, O God, we struggle to trust in you.. And so, when we are afraid. Or hurt. Or weary… We betray the very One who brought us thus far. We...

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Prayers for Illumination

Prayers for Illumination

1 - That our hearts would be open to you, O God. That we may release every defense against your Spirit’s guidance. That we would receive the wisdom you intend for us. May it be so. 2 - Holy Wisdom, we ask that your Spirit would guide us in meditation on your word, that we might be led more deeply into knowledge of you and love for all your creatures and creations. In Christ we pray - Amen.

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Remembrance of Baptism (chosen family)

Remembrance of Baptism (chosen family)

Beloveds in Christ, Through the waters of baptism, We are brought into the family of God. In this family, some are queer and some are straight, some are trans and some are cisgender. The body of Christ is rich in Divine creativity, a community of people of many genders, races, body types and sizes, abilities and hungers, each a glimpse of God from a different angle. God claims each of us with delight. And we claim one another as companions in faith. In our baptismal vows, we promise to love and support each other, working together to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in all its forms -...

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The Disciple’s Prayer

The Disciple’s Prayer

Mother of us all, who dwells within and beyond, Sacred is your name. May your holy vision for collective flourishing come to fruition among us. May your dreams of justice, love, compassion, and connection be enfleshed on earth. Provide us today with what we need to be nourished in body, soul, and heart. Forgive us for the harm we cause as we seek to forgive those who have harmed us. Lead us away from everything that destroys and liberate us from the hands of evil. For you are the ultimate source of hope. Your power-with exceeds all power-over. Your presence incites eternal wonder. All praise...

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Affirmations of Faith

Affirmations of Faith

Affirmation #1 As a gathered community of disciples, created by the hands of the Holy, born with Divine purpose, and bound together by the Spirit that breaths life into all things, we affirm our commitment to the way of Jesus Christ, who is The Liberator of the Oppressed, The Bread of Heaven, God enfleshed. With faith, we aim to live as Christ taught us, laboring towards liberation, and seeking a world free of domination and control. We believe in God’s promise to uplift the lowly and bring the powerful down from their thrones. We believe the resurrecting power of Christ cannot be overcome...

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