For those who lead worship gatherings (in-person or online) in faith communities around the world, Sundays come around with a relentless regularity. Sometimes that continuity is inspiring and energising, particularly in the joyful festivals of the Liturgical Calendar. But when it comes to the second half of the year—when we enter into Ordinary Time—it can feel like we’ve used up all our inspiration. In these times, every Sunday can become a struggle as we strive, once again, to design a spiritual practice for our community that is inspiring, transforming and faith-building.
And that’s why I am so excited to offer you this new Liturgical Guide: YOUR INFINITE ESSENCE.
This liturgical guide gives you everything you need to make the transition from Pentecost to Ordinary Time creative, inspiring, and meaningful. It’s a breath-taking journey deep into the presence and work of Spirit within each one of us. And it teaches us to tap into Spirit’s gifts in every facet of our lives as we navigate this complex and challenging world.
The seven weeks of this guide are based on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for Year B from Pentecost Sunday to Proper 9B. But the particular approach adopted in Your Infinite Essence adds a wonderfully different perspective to these readings and how they can speak into our lives.
With prayers, reflections to inspire and guide your preaching, a Table Liturgy for the Eucharist, and guides for small groups and personal devotions, Your Infinite Essence will empower you to make the first weeks of Ordinary Time just as creative and inspiring as any of the great festivals of the year.
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Your Infinite Essence contains the following seven chapters:
Chapter One: Your Infinite Essence is…SAFE
Our ability to overcome suffering is one of our most remarkable human capacities. While we thrive when we have safe spaces in which to go about our lives, our greatest sense of safety comes from within us. There is no outward refuge that can ever keep us completely safe. But there is an internal safety that can often be enough to sustain us even when there is little security in our world…