Thursday, November 19, 2015

Liturgy: Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community, 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Nov. 14, 2015, Co-Presiders Sherry Robinson and Kathryn Shea, ARCWP, Music Minister: Mindy Lou Simmons

Greeting and Gathering Hymn: "All You Works of God" - Marty Haugen (Song sheet, Verses 1,3,4,7)

Prayer Gathering
Presider :   Let us pray as we come together to break bread and share in the banquet in the names of God, our Creator, of Jesus, our Liberator, and the Holy Spirit, our Sanctifier. 
All: Amen.
Presider: My sisters and brothers, God is with us always. ALL: And we are with God.     

Opening Prayer
All: God of life, wholeness and holiness, you direct all creation to WHO STI complete fulfillment in Jesus, the Christ - open our hearts to the message of the Gospel So THAT May your peace rule in our hearts and your justice guide our lives.   Loving God, bless all of us Gathered here and all those of our community Who are not with us today.   We ask this of you, Jesus our brother, and our Wisdom Sophia.   Amen.
Penitential Rite
Presider: Creator God to Whom all hearts are open, not unknown desires, and from Whom no secrets can be hidden, They cleanse our hearts by the inspiration of Holy Wisdom. 
All. We take your Word into our minds and hearts Open them to new understanding.
Presider: We ask for the grace to Continually acknowledge our need to grow in goodness and caring for ourselves, for others and for our earth. 
All: We accept your love and understanding of the frailty of our human nature. 
Presider: And we join with you, Jesus the Christ, believing the strength and insight of the Holy Spirit will lead us to deeper dedication to justice, equality, peace, and care for our Earth. ALL: Amen.   

 All: (with an outstretched arm) : God, the Father and Mother of mercy, Through Jesus' life, death and resurrection, have bonded the world to you. I sent the Holy Spirit among us to give us the wisdom to love you -. And the strength and compassion to love one another Loving God, teach us the virtues of pardon and peace so That We May - in turn - learn to forgive each other for our failures to care for one another, for all living creatures, and for our planet Earth. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our brother and of the Holy Spirit, our healer and comforter. Amen.

Glory to God
ALL:   . Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God's people on earth   Creator God, heart of the universe, we thank you for the breath of the Spirit at work in everything That exists, everywhere in the cosmos.   Jesus, Child of. God, God Healer, Teacher God, you free us to live in your love   You make us strong, you show us your mercy and love. You are One with the Creator, you hear our prayer. You are the Holy One. You are united with us. You are our faithful friend. We are one with you, Jesus the Christ, with the Holy Spirit. We are created in God's image giving Glory to God our Creator. Amen.

First Reading: A reading from the Mystic Inviting and Supporting the Prophet: (pg.77) - Francine Cardman     
Psalm 116 Responsorial: I will walk with our God in the land, the land of the living. # 825 (Modified)       
Second Reading: "Eulogy For A Pelican" by Sherry Robertson     
Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia! (Sung) 
Gospel Reading: A reading from the Gospel according to Mark 13: 24-32 & amp; A Reading from a Hopi Elder
Shared Homily

Profession of Faith
ALL:   All: We believe in God, the Creator of the Universe Whose divinity infuses all that exists, making everything, everywhere, sacred.    We believe in Jesus, the Christ, WHO leads us to the fullness of humanity.   Through him, We Become . new people, called Beyond the Consequences of our brokenness   We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Wisdom WHO Keeps the Christ-vision present to all those Who are searching for meaning and wholeness in Their Lives - WHO and the Sustainer When heals and energizes us our . May spirits grow weary in our journeys   We say: Amen. to courage, to hope, to truth   . Amen to the partnership and equality of all people of different genders, races, and faiths   We believe in a world of justice and peace for everyone, everywhere, with no exceptions.   In all of this, we believe Surely.

Prayers of the Community
Presider :   . We are people of faith   . We believe in the power of prayer   We Believe That We send blessings to Those Who are Struggling and WHO need to experience hope; To Those Who are grieving and need to be comforted in Their loss, to Those Who are facing medical challenges That They be Granted hope and healing. We bring people THROUGHOUT the needs of our world to our gracious and comforting God.
After each intercession, the response is : Compassionate God, hear our prayer. 
For what else shall we pray?

Presider: Healing God, you faithfully listen to our prayers. We ask you to Strengthen us in our caring for one another and in our works for justice, equality, and peace. We Make this prayer in the name of Jesus, the Christ, Amen.

Offertory Procession and Hymn: "You Are Mine" # 462, all verses

Preparation of the Gifts
Presider:. Blessed are you, gracious God of all creation, Through your goodness we Have This bread to offer, Which Given earth and human hands made Have It Will Have Become for us the bread of life. 
ALL: Blessed be God forever. 
Presider:. Blessed are you, gracious God of all creation, Through your goodness we Have This wine to offer, fruit of the vine and work of human hands It Will Become our spiritual drink. 
ALL:   Blessed be God forever. 
Presider: Pray That my friends as we celebrate the breaking of bread and blessing of wine we accept more fully the mission as People of God by Actively following in the Footsteps of Jesus, and living our response to God's call. 
ALL: Blessed be God forever.

Gathering of the Gifted: All are welcome around our family table

ALL :. Gracious God, we are united by our sacrament In This love of Jesus Christ and we are in communion With All who proclaim your power and mercy to Those Who are Marginalized and oppressed May we love tenderly, do justice, and walk humbly With you. May we live as prophetic witnesses to the Gospel. We ask this Through Jesus, the Christ. Amen.

Presider:. God dwells in each one of us All: Namaste!                
Presider: Let us give thanks to the Creator and Sustainer of all that exists.
                  All: With hearts full of love, we give God thanks and praise.
Presider: Sacred Spirit, we Recognize Your Presence among us as we gather at our family table.
           All: Fill Us with reverence for you, for one another, and for all your creation.
Presider: Let us lift up our hearts.
                        All: We lift them up to the Holy One, living in us and loving us-through.

Eucharistic Prayer
Voice 1: Gracious God, source and sustenance of life, redeeming Presence to the pain and brokenness of our world, WHO Holy Spirit enlivens all that exists, we beseech your healing power upon us and all for Whom we pray today. We join together With our community, with all creation everywhere, with all those Who Have gone before us and live in the eternal now as we sing:

We are holy, holy, holy (3 times); 
Mindy:   Divine Spirit, come to me, feeling love, healing me
Open my heart allow me to see, beauty and love in me llives
You are holy, holy, holy (3 times)
Mindy: Divine Spirit, come to me, feeling love, healing me
Open my heart allow me to see, beauty and love surrounding me
I am holy, holy, holy (3 times)
We are holy, holy, holy (3 times)
Voice 2: We ask you to enliven anew in our hearts the grace of your abundant empowering Spirit infuses us WHO With These gifts of bread and wine With the transforming energy of life, to nourish and sustain us in all times and Especially in times of need .

Voice 3: Christ of the Cosmos, we rejoice That You, Who are More than we can imagine or dream of, dwell in Mystery beyond all comprehension. We Remember That It Was You, WHO said: "Anything I Have done in the name of the Creator, you can do, too ... and even . more "

All: O God, let your Spirit of life, healing and wholeness come upon These Simple Gifts That We Have Brought from the fields and laid on our table - This wheat, grown and this Gathered and wine, fruit of the land. May she make them holy, so That They May Become for us the Body and Blood of Jesus, our brother.
(Please extend all hands as we recite the consecration together.)
All: We remember the gift That Jesus Gave us on the night before I died. I With His friends gathered to share Passover meal to end. And it was at that supper That I Took bread, Said the blessing, broke the bread and Gave It. saying to them: Take This, all of you, and eat it This bread is you; this bread is me. We are one body, the Presence of God in the world. Do this in memory of me. [Pause]

In the same way, I Took a cup of wine, the blessing Said again, and Gave It To His friends saying: Take This, all of you, and drink it. This wine is you; this wine is me. We are one blood, the Presence of God in the world. Do this in memory of me.
Presider: Jesus, Who Was with God "in the beginning of the creation of the heavens and the earth," is with us now in this bread. The Spirit, of Whom the prophets spoke in history, is with us now in this cup. Let us proclaim the mystery of faith.
All:. Christ has died. Christ is risen Christ lives in us and us-through in the world today.

(Please place your hand on the shoulder of the person to your right)
Voice 4:   . In memory of Jesus' life, death and resurrection, we offer you, God, this life-giving bread, this saving cup. We thank you That we are in Your Presence and serve you May All who share this sacred meal be Brought together in unity by the Holy Spirit. That Spirit and May, That Wisdom, move freely in our lives as well as she did in the life of Jesus.

Voice 5 : God, remember your church THROUGHOUT the world, help us grow in love, together With Francis, our Pope, Bridget Mary, our Bishop, and all your family everywhere - Especially Those Who live on the margins of church and society. Also remember all those, living and dead, WHO touched our lives and left Their footprints on our hearts. Especially we remember .... (mention names, if you like) .

ALL:. Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is Yours, gracious God, forever and ever Amen (sung).      

The Prayer of Jesus
Presider: Let us join hands and raise our voices as we say the Jesus Prayer Taught us:
ALL : (sung) ...... Our Father and Mother.

The Sign of Peace
Presider: Jesus, you said to your disciples, ". My peace I leave you, my peace I give you" Look on the faith of Those Gathered here today and ....
All :. Grant us your peace By the example of Jesus and With the strength of your Spirit, help us to spread peace That THROUGHOUT the world, to everyone, everywhere, no exceptions. Amen.
Presider: May the peace of God be always with us, and let us extend That peace to one another. (Mindy plays "Let There Be Peace On Earth.")

Litany For The Breaking Of Bread
Presider: Loving God,
ALL: You call us to live the Gospel of peace and justice. We will live justly.
Presider: Loving God,
ALL: You call us to be your Presence in the world. We will love tenderly.
Presider: Loving God,
ALL: You call us to speak truth to power. We will walk with integrity in your presence.

Presiders: This is Jesus, WHO liberates, heals and transforms our world. All are invited to partake of this sacred banquet of love. ALL: We are the Body of Christ.      

Communion Hymn: The Face of God - Karen Drucker

Prayer of Thanksgiving after Communion
Presider: May wonder and thanksgiving fill us, fill our compassion fully Beings May, That You May heal the numbness That Continues Because of our society's Injustices. May you Know That You Are Loved and May we continue to be the face of God to each other. Amen.   

Community Prayers of Gratitude

Closing Prayer
All :. May there be good health and healing for This Earth May there be Beauty above me. May there be Beauty below me. May there be Beauty in me. May there be Beauty around me. We ask That this world be filled with Peace, Love, and Beauty.   (adapted from Earth Healing Ceremony by Medicine Grizzly Bear)

Closing Blessing Community
(Everyone Please extend your hands in mutual blessing.)
All: May our gracious God, bless us all Gathered here, in the name of God our Creator, in the name of Jesus our Liberator, in the name of the Holy Spirit, our Sanctifier as we care and minister to one another in love, as we continue on our path and follow in the footsteps of Jesus, for we are the face of God to the world. Amen.

Closing Hymn and Commissioning: "Woman's Spirit" - Karen Drucker
Woman's, Spirit is beauty. Woman's Spirit runs deep. Woman With loves compassion. Our perfection is complete. Woman's Spirit is graceful. Woman's Spirit is wise. Woman's Spirit is moving, bringing love into our lives. Woman's Spirit is passion, Woman's Spirit is birth. Woman's Power unfolding, to honor life on earth. (Repeat)
                        Woman's Spirit is passion, Woman's Spirit is birth. Woman's Power unfolding, to honor life on earth.    
Presiders: As we leave here in the peace of Christ, let us stay awake and let continue our service in all that we do.
All: Thanks be to God. Let it be so!

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