Prayer: Teach us Your Ways…

Contributed by Bill Matson Creating God, with an engaging spirit you never fail to meet us where we are, ever faithful while calling us into each tomorrow with the excitement and adventure of new possibilities. As we greet this new day, facing realities we find overwhelming, let us not be burdened with a sense of hopelessness and…

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Prayer: God of Land and Sea…

Contributed by Beth Johnson God of land and sea, of moon and sun—we are never without your presence. You move in and through us always and everywhere. You are as near as our breath, as close as our heartbeat. We see you in the eyes of all we meet. We hear you in the coo of…

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Creation Season: Texts, Hymns, Blessings

Ist Sunday of Creation Season: God Is Creating Text: Genesis 1:1-25 First Hymn Joyful Joyful Middle Hymn For the Beauty of the Earth Final Hymn Sing of Colors (De Colores) Commission and Blessing We join with the earth and each other      To bring new life to the land;      To restore the waters, to…

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Prayer/Reflection on Psalm 8 for Creation Sunday

Contributed by Brian Brandsmeier This liturgy was written to reflect a process-relational theology. O Eternal One, most holy God Let your noble name be praised throughout all the earth Your splendor is above all splendor The voices of children proclaim the greatness of your strength, Even in the face of all that seeks to overcome You,…

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Prayer of Confession for Creation Sunday

Contributed by Brian Brandsmeier This liturgy was written to reflect a process-relational theology. One: Creator God, in the fullness of time you helped to bring forth the heavens and the earth. You filled the earth with plants, animals, insects, birds, rivers, fjords, and so much more. All: As you looked upon your Creation you called it…

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Hymn For Creation Sunday

Created by Sara Klosterboer “All-Present, All-Visible, Source of All Life” TUNE: Immortal Invisible All-present, all-visible, Source of all life, Within and around us, through joy and through strife. Most Sacred, Eternal, You move on the earth, You beckon and call forth new life and new birth. Enlivened, extravagant, Sower of seeds, Abundant, abounding, Your mercy exceeds.…

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Earth Day Service

Contributed by Jeanyne Slettom This liturgy was written to reflect a process-relational theology. Opening Words  This is the world the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. This is the world the Lord is still making; let us participate—humbly, and with care—in its making. *Hymn  “This Is God’s Wondrous World” or “Praise…

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Lenten Theme: An Economy of Trust

Contributed by Jeanyne B Sletton & Rick Marshall Our theme for this Lenten season is “An Economy of Trust.” On a corporate level, we know what an economy of fear and greed looks like. On a personal level, we know what an economy of consumerism and gratification looks like. What happens when we focus on an…

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Season of Lent

Contributed by Jeanyne Slettom Easter Benedictions/Commissioning & Blessing Lent 1 In this season of Lent, take time, when you can, to be still. Ponder the one who gave his life to bring forth the kingdom of God.   We will honor Christ by believing in God’s vision for creation;   We will be like good soil,…

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Good Friday Service

Call to Worship: Come to this place apart to pray; God, who has given us life, meets us here. Will God be revealed to us on this dark day? Has not God turned away and forsaken us? Come, all who are weary and discouraged, God, whom you have trusted, has not deserted you. Will God…

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