#73 Chant for the Seasons

Summertime has turned the starwheel, autumn is upon us.

Sweet the angling sun, sweet upon the air the smell of blue mist rising.

Summertime has turned the starwheel, autumn is upon us.

Glorious the trees, glorious the sight of rust leaves falling, falling.

Summertime has turned the starwheel, autumn is upon us.

Autumn cold has turned the starwheel, winter is upon us.

Grey the windy storms, cold upon our cheeks the wet rain glistens, glistens.

Autumn cold has turned the starwheel, winter is upon us.

Leaping is the fire, golden in the glass the cider glows like amber.

Autumn cold has turned the starwheel, winter is upon us.

Winter rains have turned the starwheel, spring is upon us.

Sharp the smell of loam, bursting in our eyes the turrets of the tulip.

Winter rains have turned the starwheel, spring is upon us.

Greening is the grass, soft upon our brows the sunlight warm caresses.

Winter rains have turned the starwheel, spring is upon us.

Vernal clouds have turned the starwheel, summer is upon us.

Gliding are the hawks, hovering above the hot and yellow hillside.

Vernal clouds have turned the starwheel, summer is upon us.

Crickets in the night, chirping in our ears the sound of moonlit music.

Vernal clouds have turned the starwheel, summer is upon us.

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Come Into This Circle of Community

Come into this circle of community. Come into this sacred space.
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Come into this circle of community. Come into this sacred space.
Be not tentative. Bring your whole self!
Bring the joy that makes your heart sing.
Bring your kindness and your compassion.
Bring also your sorrow, your pain.
Bring your brokenness and your disappointments.
Spirit of love and mystery; help us to recognize the spark of the divine that resides within each of us.
May we know the joy of wholeness.
May we know the joy of being together.

Welcome to This Common, Sacred Space

Welcome to this common, sacred space
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Welcome to this common, sacred space.
Common, because we are all welcome.
Sacred, because here we transform the ordinary
and attend to the profound.

We carry with us our regrets, doubts, fears, stories, laughter;
may they inspire our worship.
Above all, may we each meet what we need most to find,
On this day, in this common, sacred space.

The Fire of Committment #1028

(Jason Shelton and Mary Katherine Morn)

From the light of days remembered burns a beacon bright and clear
Guiding hands and hearts and spirits Into faith set free from fear.

Chorus:

When the fire of commitment sets our mind and soul a blaze
When our hunger and our passion meet to call us on our way
When we live with deep assurance of the flame that burns within,
Then our promise finds fulfillment and our future can begin.

From the stories of our living rings a song both brave and free,
Calling pilgrims still to witness to the life of liberty.

Chorus

From the dreams of youthful vision comes a new, prophetic voice,
Which demands a deeper justice built by our courageous choice

Chorus

NOTES

http://farfringe.com/stj1028-the-fire-of-commitment/

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