Saturday, April 4, 2009

April 4, 2009 Gathering


Music by Hassan El-Tayyab


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.


Queerest Divine who exceeds all

categories of definition and control,

Lead us as we discover our own divine identities.

In-Spirit us as we struggle to break

the categories that would define us, confine us.

Help us struggle, Give us strength,

And move in our midst.



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’

(All may join in the following)

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!


By Hassan


Mark 11:1-11

When they get close to Jerusalem, near Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, he sends off two of his disciples with these instructions, "Go into the village across the way, and right after you enter it, you’ll find a colt tied up, one that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone questions you, 'Why are you doing this?' tell them, ‘Its master has need it and he will send it back here right away.'"

They set out and found a colt tied up at the door out on the street, and they untied it. Some of the people standing around started saying to them, "What do you think you’re doing, untying that colt?" But they said just what Jesus had told them to say, so they left them alone.

So they bring the colt to Jesus, and they throw their cloaks over it; then he got on it. And many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut leafy branches from the fields. Those leading the way and those following kept shouting,

"Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” Blessed is the coming of our father David! “Hosanna” in the highest!

And he went into Jerusalem to the temple area and took stock of everything, but, since the hour was already late, he returned to Bethany with the twelve.

· What are our initial thoughts and observations about the text?

· What questions does it raise?




XA: God is with us. All: Yes she is.



BU Journalism Student


Divine presence within and all around us, go with us, luring us out, so that the best of ourselves, the divine that is within us, can come into awareness and sing out loud!


By Hassan