Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oct. 30 service program

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011
The #OccupyPortland Interfaith Guild of Chaplains
Service Program
* Final version (Sunday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m.)*

Noon: Meditation and Reflection around the Lord’s Table. The Revs. Tim Graves & Jason Derr

2 p.m.: Holy Eucharist (Anglican). The Revs. Sara Fischer and Griff Griffin
The Book of Common Prayer 1979, Rite II

3 p.m.: Interfaith Service.
Lighting of the Candles
The Smudging and the Calling of Cardinal Directions Amanda Schueler
Song 1 Morning Has Broken (Elearnor Farjeon) ss 1, 2 & 4**
A reading from a sacred text 1 Julia Mrescko
A reading from a sacred text 2 The Rt. Rev. Sarah-Andrea Morrigan
Song 2 Love Is All You Need (Paul McCartney, John Lennon)**
A reading from a sacred text 3 The Rev. Tim Graves
A panel talk: On healing Panel members:
The Rev. Catherine Alder
Ps. Amanda Schueler
Gil George Facilitator: S. Morrigan
Reflections and Prayers on Healing “Prayer by Rabbi Marc Sirinsky”*
The Prayers of the People Julia Mrescko and Amanda Schueler
A Time for Silence Gil George
Song 3 Mi Shebeirach (Debbie Friedman)**
Benedictions The Rt. Rev. Sarah-Andrea Morrigan

* Need a volunteer to read this
Prayer by Rabbi Marc Sirinsky

My Sweet Lord,
that power, that energy that challenges us
and leads us to feel more whole and holy,
I am thankful for the life you have given me.
Let me, let us, let all who live in the world
see the sacred in the eyes of every human life.
Let us not be governed by an economy of acquisition.
Rather, let us be governed by an endless well of love,
mindfulness, and compassion.
Let me, let us, be ever mindful of the words that come from our lips.
Let us be mindful of the harm our utterances might cause.
Let me look for ways to make others feel that their life matters,
and let me avoid ways and words that can be hurtful.
Let me speak not only with my words, but with my hands and feet
which are in service to You, to that which is sacred and holy in this universe.
Let arrogance and insensitivity have no place in our lives,
rather, let cooperation and the joy of life be ever present.
Let all men and women and cats know peace and security.
Let all women and men and cats know love, self-love, the love of another,
the love of family and friends, the love of life.
May we have the courage to make the transformations necessary
to manifest these yearnings into a reality.



Morning Has Broken

Morning has broken, like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird.
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning,
Praise for them springing fresh from the word.

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dew fall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where God’s feet pass.

Cool the gray clouds roll, peaking the mountains,
Gull in her free flight, swooping the skies.
Praise for the mystery, misting the morning,
Behind the shadow, waiting to shine.

Love Is All You Need

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy.
There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you
in time - It's easy.

All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
It's easy.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.

Mi Shebeirakh

Mi shebeirakh avoteinu
M'kor hab'rakha l'imoteinu
May the source of strength,
Who blessed the ones before us,
Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing,
and let us say, Amen.

Mi shebeirakh imoteinu
M'kor habrakhah l'avoteinu

Bless those in need of healing with r'fuah sh'leimah,
The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit,
And let us say, Amen

Sacred Text 1 (Julia)

Sacred Text 2

Thoughts of the mind neither pass away, nor vanish into air. For every thought is a builder in the subtle world that lies about you. Thoughts of beauty and of things of the Spirit refine and purify the soul, making her fair to look upon and graceful in her movements, uniting her with the universal music of eternity and gathering about her the servants of the archangels. But harsh thoughts harden the soul; coarse thoughts coarsen the soul; thoughts bound only to material things load the soul with heavy chains. My children, I speak not in pictures, for truly these things are real and to be seen by all whose eyes can penetrate the veil of illusion. Does she not know that the thoughts of her mind neither pass away nor vanish into air? Does she not know that every thought of greed, of hate, of lust or of anger is a scar upon her subtle body? Does she not see that she surrounds herself with hateful things that are the forms of her thoughts? Does she not see that evil demons harbour in these forms even as rats infest a dunghill? Does she not know that when her mortal body is passed into the earth she will have no place to dwell except in that subtle body her thoughts have so distorted, and among the forms of her creation? Then be not bound by the world of matter, but turn your thoughts upon eternity, and the path of light shall be made clear. Forget not the power of words, for a word has all the power of a thought, and a thought has power to move the earth and the heavens. Therefore do not speak evil in idleness, or fall into the custom of ill-speaking, but govern your words even as your actions.

-- The Filianic Scriptures 3:1:1-21

Sacred Text 3 (Tim)

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