Monthly Archives: September 2016

Rocka My Soul

Reverend Judith Reedy offers a message about the humanity that each person has and how we can care for that humanity, despite large chasms that may separate us.

Scripture: Luke 16:19-31

A Shrewd Awakening

Reverend Adam White preaches about the shrewd, quick decisive action that Christ encourages us to offer in life-giving ways.

Scripture: Luke 16:1-13

Also, here is the adapted prayer about the LGBTQ Rainbow Flag that was used during worship:

“Christ, you embody all the colors of the world. We recall that rainbows serve as bridges between different realms: Heaven and Earth, east and west, us and them. Inspire us to remember the values expressed in the rainbow flag of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning community.

Red is for life, the root of the spirit. Living and Self-Loving Christ, you are our Root. Free us from shame, and grant us the grace of healthy pride so we can follow our own inner light. With the red stripe in the rainbow, we give thanks that God created us just the way we are.

Orange is for sexuality, the fire of the spirit. Fervent Christ, you are our Fire, the Word made flesh. Free us from exploitation, and grant us the grace of mutual relationships. With the orange stripe in the rainbow, kindle a fire of passion in us.

Yellow is for self-esteem, the core of the spirit. Christ the center and foundation of the created world, you are our Core. Free us from crippling fear, help guide our steps as we go out into your world striving for inclusivity. With the yellow stripe in the rainbow, build our confidence.

Green is for love, the heart of the spirit. Compassionate and benevolent Christ, you are our Heart, surpassing boundaries through pure love. In a world obsessed with boundaries, you touch the sick and ate with outcasts. Free us from conformity, and grant us the grace of your boundary piercing love. With the green stripe in the rainbow, fill our hearts with untamed compassion for all beings.

Blue is for self-expression, the voice of the spirit. Liberator Christ, you are our Voice, speaking out against all forms of oppression. Free us from apathy, and grant us the grace of activism. With the blue stripe in the rainbow, motivate us to call for justice.

Violet is for vision, the wisdom of the spirit. Interconnected Christ, you are our Wisdom, creating and sustaining the universe. Free us from isolation, and grant us the grace of interdependence. With the violet stripe in the rainbow, connect us with others and with the whole of creation.

Rainbow colors come together to make one light streaming with it all of universal consciousness. Christ, you are our all-encompassing light, both human and divine. Free us from rigid categories, and grant us the grace of your interwoven identity. With the rainbow, lead us beyond black-and-white thinking to experience the whole spectrum of life.

Christ, you light up the world. You make rainbows as a promise to support all life on Earth. In the rainbow space we can see all the hidden connections between sexualities, genders, and races. Like the rainbow, may we embody all the colors of the world! Amen.”

What’s a Stiff-Necked People to Do?

Reverend Judith Reedy offers a message about the covenant God keeps with God’s people, even when they can be “stiff-necked.”

Scripture: Exodus 32:7-14