We believe paying attention to the Divine means tending seriously all that we have internalized living under systems of dominance and supremacies. Experiencing the Sacred means raging over white supremacy, grieving unnecessary loss, celebrating BIPOC and LGBTQIA lives and loves in community. Practicing faith means building courage, growing imagination, and nurturing community for the sake of collectively working for a world where love and justice can flourish.
We believe God takes on flesh through our lives, our choices, our bodies, the earth and all its creatures when we claim the power God has given us to live differently, resistant to norms that destroy life and open to all that nourishes and nurtures collective wellbeing.
There’s nothing holy about “transcending” the collective struggles and possibilities that surround us. The joy, the love, the companionship, the grace of God all meet us right in the middle of things. But we know it can be difficult to find lectionary materials that center liberation theologies, engage power analysis, and proclaim a God of solidarity. That’s why we created Liturgy that Matters – to be a resource companion for worship prep, bible study, and personal reflection for those who hunger to bring about God’s future in the here and now.
Each issue of Liturgy that Matters is written with our current context and all its pressing matters at the heart of our engagement with the texts.
Subscribers will receive a new issue each Monday morning in their email inboxes based on the Revised Common Lectionary texts.
Please note: We release issues two weeks in advance of their associated Sunday.
Each weekly issue includes:
- Order of Worship
- Call to worship
- Opening prayer
- Invitation to offering
- Prayer of dedication
- Sermon commentary based on one of the RC lectionary readings
Click here for the list of text choices for 2021
- Three questions for reflection on the text
- Three applications to the text: cosmic, systemic, and (inter)personal
- Words of inspiration via poetry, song, lecture, or other creative voice
- Links to current events, pop culture, think pieces, and other ways to stay in tune with the week’s happenings
LTM editor and liturgy writer is Rev. M Barclay
If you or your community would benefit from this resource but you are unable to financially contribute, please be in touch at info @ enfleshed.com.
Subscribers do not need to worry about permissions regarding enfleshed material while livestreaming your worship services in this period. We appreciate attribution to enfleshed in bulletins, verbally, or on slides.