LITURGIES

Kristallnacht Liturgy and Sermon, November 7, 2012, prepared by Rev. Dr. Katie Day

 * This liturgy was created by Rev. Dr. Katie Day and with the presence and singing of rabbi Liz Bolton and the choir from Mishkan Shalom Synagogue. Kristallnacht , also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom or series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary and civilians. German authorities looked on without intervening. The attacks left the streets covered with broken glass from the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues. At least 91 Jews were killed in the attacks, and a further…

Oración por la sorpresa, nicolás panotto

  Amado Dios, hoy te busco sabiendo que la vida significa plenitud cuando tenemos fe. Muchas veces ella se me presenta distinta: como que nada puede cambiar; como que todo me llega desde algún recóndito rincón que desconozco y que no puedo ni ver ni controlar; como que alguien se empeña para que no pueda caminar; como que no hay mucho espacio para la maniobra; como que la fe nada nuevo tiene para mi, salvo un camino prefijado qué seguir. Por eso, ayúdame a ver la sorpresa de la vida. A poder abrir ese regalo que está ahí, delante de…

Ecumenical Worship – Faith and Politics in the Public Square

Setting: music goes on in a public square with several people talking. One person is calling people attention to the poor. Another person comes takes him down and starts to talk about liberty and individual rights over social commitments. He stands in a box and bashes the poor. No one speaks back and everybody ends up believing in him. He continues to talk while the Call to Worship goes on. Call to Worship One: May God be with you! All: And also with you.   One: Speak up brothers and sisters! All: We are here to declare that God is…

Worship Service in Solidarity With Unaccompanied Minors Crossing the Borders

Worship Service in Solidarity With Unaccompanied Minors Crossing the Borders Worship based on a news report at New York Times, 08/26/2012 and using songs of Mercedes Sosa    * Since this is not supposed to be a full liturgy nor it gives all the info about this theme, it invites you to investigate, add, change and/or move anything you and your community see necessary.     Prelude: Kyrie, Misa Criola by Mercedes Sosa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnoXXtr8OYA   Call to worship One: Brothers and Sisters, today we are called to respond to God’s love by responding to the hurts and pains of ninos/children…

Worship Service for World AIDS Day 2010

Introduction World AIDS Day 2010 continues the focus on Universal Access and human rights begun in 2009. As Christians, World AIDS Day provides us with precious moments to reflect on HIV and our belief that all people are created in God’s image. While we work to promote and protect the human rights of people living with or affected by HIV, or those who are vulnerable to infection, we must also recognize and take action on the spiritual dimension that calls us to work for justice and treat all as our sisters and brothers. This year’s worship service focuses specifically upon…