February 2-8

Gracious God of overwhelming love, tune our hearts to sing your grace. In this season of holy and active waiting, we pray that your unconditional love would provide the very foundation for resisting unjust rules, systems, and structures, which diminish our witness to all your children. Help us boldly proclaim the love you have for all persons, regardless of sexual orientations or gender identities. Make us people who affirm the gifts and graces you bestow on each and every person, including the gift of loving relationships and the grace justifying a call to ministry. Remind us that love is made real not by word but by action. Help us relentlessly pursue love of neighbor, as you relentlessly pursue us, until such time that our church truly embraces and affirms the dig-nity of LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ. Amen.

Scripture Readings (Common English Bible)

  • Sunday: Isaiah 43:1-7
  • Monday: Lamentations 3:21-24
  • Tuesday: Matthew 22:34-40
  • Wednesday: 1 John 4:7-11
  • Thursday: 1 John 4:13-21
  • Friday: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
  • Saturday: Romans 8:31-39

Pray

That our LGBTQIA+ siblings would know that they are deeply loved by God.

That God’s perfect love might drive out our fears and anxieties in this season of uncertainty.

That the decisions of the denomination would be grounded in and guided by love.

That all people would grow in love for God and neighbor.

Benediction

May we be rooted and grounded in the faithful and loyal love for God. May that same love shape our whole being and our faithful doing, now and forever.

Recent Updates

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Holy God, “when the earth was without shape or form, it was dark over the deep sea,” yet you were there. Even amidst the darkness in the world now, I trust that again, you are there, preparing once more to intervene with your creative power. In some instances, I find it easier to call out […]
April 12-18
Transforming God, whose light always penetrates the darkness and whose love always overcomes hate, we ask that you sustain us as we struggle to make your light visible in an angry and frightened world. Nurture us daily as we work for your justice in unjust places and your peace in places where no peace is […]
April 4-11
God, your light is the commencement and culmination of creation. From now until forever you are the light of life. You invite us to walk in your light and become lights to the world as we do so. Revive our hearts to sing, “This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. Let it […]
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February Worship Planning Worksheet
We invite you to incorporate the work of resisting harm into the worship life of your church or group.  This worksheet is a tool for use by individuals or groups, as a starting point for finding ways to incorporate #ResistHarm into regular Sunday worship, small group meetings, or vigils and special services; it includes some starting points, […]
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Liturgy from enfleshed
With a commitment to spiritual and theological depth and the centering of marginalized experiences, conversations, and communities, enfleshed seeks to provide liturgy, devotionals, curriculum, preaching, training, and pastoral care that addresses honestly, tenderly, and directly, the beauty and pain of living enfleshed lives.
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Songs for the Holy Other
The Hymn Society has edited and shares this free volume of hymns affirming the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Visit their site to download.
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