Music by Marc Lavalle
Welcome to The
We come together with diversity of thoughts, stories, talents, hopes and hurts. All we bring is welcome; 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.
Prayer by Kristin White
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.
TELLING OUR STORY
I see you!
I am here!
PEACE – TOAST
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!
See handout - Long text!
· Initial thoughts?
· What does the sandwich structure do to the stories?
COMMUNION AND SHARING OF RESOURCES
God is with us.
Yes she is.
God of grape and God of harvest
God of wine and grain 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!
And we thank you for these elements, for showing us that you are an embodied material reality and possibility – we join you by sharing this meal now.
Take, eat, drink –
everyone is welcomed at this table.
FEEDBACK AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
o Wes’s class
o Tuesday – John Gerard
o Thursday – Celebrate Bisexuality Day
o Disciples Update
CLOSING PRAYER AND BENEDICTION
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. Go in peace and Drink in the Spirit!