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I was glad

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” Our feet are standing     within your gates, O Jerusalem. (Psalm 122:2-3 CEB) This is the place in which God’s people gather to worship.

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With each child born

Call to Worship With each child born, be they be the Christ child, your child, or our own baby… Hope is rekindled. God loves God’s creation. Confident the time will come when the lamb and leopard live in peace together,

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Born of the Spirit

Come here, little one. Sit with Jesus in joy. Grow in faith. Listen to the words of sage Jesus. Each of us are God’s beloved. The wolf will live with the lamb and the calf and lion will feed together…

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Offering Ourselves in Worship

*Call to Worship Come and worship! We come to praise and worship the Creating One, the Loving One, the Almighty of Now and To-Come! Bring your offerings! We bring our love offerings to our God as we take our love

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Ruth 4: Somos Uno

Listen: https://beingtim.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/ruth-4.m4a God within us, divinity connecting us. We are one. Somos Uno.  +++ The Moabites were despised by the Israelites because they were descendants of a sexual union between Lot and his eldest daughter.  In the first chapter of Ruth

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Ruth 3: Seeing As God Sees

Listen: https://beingtim.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/ruth-3.m4a Well, this is one of those parts of the Bible that you’re never sure you want to preach. It is laced with sexual innuendo and maybe explicit sexual behavior.  +++ Just look at this third chapter! Naomi tells Ruth

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Ruth 2: Life is Hard

Listen: https://beingtim.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/ruth-2.m4a Life is hard. Life is strikingly hard when you’re poor. It’s harder still when you’re poor and from an immigrant group that is despised and demonized by those around you.  [pause] And it certainly doesn’t make it any easier

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