Liturgy: The Breviary–Week 1, Tuesday Evening

5 02 2008

from Missio Dei, www.thebreviary.com

The Breviary logo

Call to Praise
After a time of reflective silence, proclaim:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

Psalm 15
A psalm of David.
LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy mountain?
Those whose walk is blameless,
who do what is righteous,
who speak the truth from their hearts;
who have no slander on their tongues,
who do their neighbors no wrong,
who cast no slur on others;
who despise those whose ways are vile
but honor whoever fears the LORD;
who keep their oaths even when it hurts;
who lend money to the poor without interest
and do not accept bribes against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.

To read the whole Tuesday Evening liturgy, click here.
For information on The Breviary from Missio Dei, click here.

Advertisements




The New Conspirators: Community Liturgy

2 01 2008

from the Boiler Room, www.boiler-rooms.com

God, we pray for our community,

Our cymbrogi, our ‘companions of the heart.’

We ask you to be the centre of who we are

Be the God who guides our steps

May we be a Christ-like community,

Humble, loving and available to your leading.”

Read the whole prayer here.

For an example of a Boiler Room daily liturgy, click here.





The New Conspirators! Book

1 11 2007

The New Conspirators

Creating the Future One Mustard Seed at a Time

3384.jpg

By Tom Sine
Foreword by Shane Claiborne

Expected release – March 2008

Pre-order book

Tomorrow starts today. It’s a mustard seed world after all. The little things we do or fail to do have immense impact on the world to come.

Jesus understood this truth, and he prepared his followers to act on that understanding. Somewhere along the way, however, the enormity of our trouble-plagued world and the uncertainty lurking beyond our immediate horizon overwhelmed us. We shrank from such big problems and contented ourselves to live in isolation from one another.

In the process, we cut ourselves off from God’s conspiracy: our little acts of faith and compassion prepare the world for the great celebration God has planned for us.

In The New Conspirators, Tom Sine helps us to think critically and creatively about the world we’ve inherited and the global community we’re crafting: strained schedules and divided loyalties, the rising cost of housing, emerging political and economic realities, the plight of the global poor, the vulnerability of the environment.

He then shares stories of churches and ministries that have planted hope in these troubled soils. With inimitable insight and delight, Sine commissions this mustard seed generation to refashion the world according to God’s great vision.

Expected release – March 2008

Pre-order book





The New Conspirators: Liturgy–Community (Thursday Evening)

31 10 2007

by Christine Sine, Mustard Seed Associates

God who is community come to us this night.

Embrace us in your love,

Unite us with your spirit,

Make us one in you.

(silence)

God of all creation you come to us in community,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

Perfect relationship, perfect community

Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer, you come

The three in one, the one in three

You offer us community

That together we might grow spiritually

And become mature in Jesus Christ

We need your community

To keep us accountable to your call

For we are called to serve one another

We need your community

To equip and develop your Holy Spirit gifts

So that we can build one another up

We need your community

For prayer and encouragement

For fellowship and festivity, for worship of you

We need your community

To witness to your all-inclusive love

For only in community are we made whole

One people together, family of the living God

Click here to read the whole liturgy.





Where in the world is God calling you to serve?

2 09 2007

Drs. Tom and Christine Sine speak about issues time and simplicity in order to allow for time in service.