a community creating for the relentless return of Sunday

Earth Care affirmation

We believe that somehow, God breathed life into the world and declared that it is all good– from the egrets winging their way over Eagan’s creek, and the creek itself – to the manatees meandering through the marina, and the inter-coastal itself**. We … [Continue reading]

POP: resurrection light

We give thanks to you, O Lord, for you are good: your mercy endures forever. We sing and shout for the joy of your salvation, secured for us in the resurrection of Jesus Christ! Your living strength has triumphed! The power of life has redeemed … [Continue reading]

POP: wailing into dancing

We exalt you, O Lord, because you have raised us from the grave and have given us the victory over our enemy Death. When we called out to you, you raised us up and restored us to life. We sing praises to you and give you thanks when we remember … [Continue reading]

Dedication: proclaim glory

God of life, in raising Jesus from the dead, you triumphed over the power of the grave and opened the way to your kingdom of life. You have called us to bear witness to your good news. Let the gifts we dedicate, and the lives we lead, proclaim … [Continue reading]

Illumination: hearts burn

Risen Christ, you opened the scriptures to your disciples and made their hearts burn within them. Open our eyes, our ears, and our hearts, so we might recognize you once again in these words of scripture, by the power of the Holy Spirit. … [Continue reading]

POP: hear us

Hear us, O God, when we call upon you! Your love sets us free from the power of death; your mercy frees us from doubt and fear; your promise frees us to serve you alone. You do wonders for your people, O Lord: hear our prayers as we call out to … [Continue reading]

CTW: whispered alleluias

One: It was dawn. The sun was warming the earth. The birds were singing. Many: The beauty of the day was lost on the grieving women. It may as well have been midnight as they approached the tomb. One: It was dawn. The earth was rejoicing. The … [Continue reading]

confession: Palm Sunday

On this day, O God, we gather with the children who lead the crowd into Jerusalem that first Palm Sunday; And we consort with the scribes and leaders who condemn Jesus. We work with the disciples to prepare the way, And we linger with those … [Continue reading]

confession: if you had been here…

One: Loving Lord, how often we face tragic news we cannot understand. Our hearts may echo Martha and Mary at Lazarus’s tomb, who said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” All: Lord, if you had been here, our hearts would … [Continue reading]

CTW Psalm 130

God we cry out to you from the valleys of our lives. Hear our pleas, listen to our cries, hear our voice, O God. Lord, we wait, and we wait, and we wait. Divine one, our soul waits for you, for our hope is in your word. Hope in the Lord, you … [Continue reading]