Saturday, December 6, 2008

December 6th Gathering

Music by Maggie Keelan


Welcome to The Pub Church! We are a church in a pub and the Spirit is with us. In this space you are free to move about, order drinks/food, doodle, and express your ideas openly!

We come together with diversity of thoughts, stories, talents, hopes and hurts. Our prayer is that in coming together with all our differences and with Spirit, we participate toward a new divine reality. This is sacred space.

Pouring of the Wine, by KristinWhite

Open the Wine

Call to Worship:
Prepare for the Goddess upon your tongue
– the taste of her wisdom in your mouth.
Prepare for Her scent within your nostrils
– the heady call of love and grace and justice.
Prepare for Her swirling purple beauty
– alive with lives of the past, ripe with anticipation of joy to come.

She is moving amongst our fingertips.
Extend our arms to welcome Her.

Pour the wine

Mark 2: 22
And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If she does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be lost. No, she pours new wine into new wineskins.


Goddess, in this place, in this gathering, we pray for change, to become new vessels,
full of courage, wisdom, hope and calm.
May we become new women, new men, new people, changed, shifted, grown strong and hopeful by your grace and by one another’s love.
May we leave this space different than we arrived. We desire to be new wineskins, strong and healthy, filled with your grace. May our strong bodies hold your grace, pouring it out for well-being and for joy. Amen.

Followed with music by Maggie

God of grape and God of harvest
God of wine and wind and sun
We give thanks for your Creation
– earth, and vine, and weather.
We lift up laborers, who work the fields of the world, who bring forth sustenance.
We rejoice in our togetherness.
We love you, heart of our lives and source of our blessings!

In this place we creatively express;
Some of us are focused, some are a mess!

We participate during the sermon
And people do connect, we are learnin’

Greet all with a handshake, toast or a wave
At all times feel free to yell, rant or rave

Fake not friends, we can arrive as we are.
Cheers! Here’s to sacred space in a bar!

Drink the wine (or beverage of choice)

Small Incarnations

Led by Xochitl
Followed by one small song 

December and January plans

Blessed Be! Wild Goddess of wine and women, wisdom and wonder, and of all people, spin out your mystery and your love within us. Sisters, be ripe, be fresh, be vibrant. May the harvest be abundant in our lives. Blessed Be! O, Blessed Be!