Category Archives: Liturgy

National Tree Day

Last Sunday, July 31, was National Tree Day. While some groups planted 100’s of trees, we planted just one: a carefully chosen Eucalyptus crenulata.  We will be able to see it from the windows in the Learning Centre and when … Continue reading

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First week in Advent: Anticipating

This year our theme for Advent is A Journey through wonder towards Wisdom.  Inspired by the Socrates quote ‘wisdom begins in wonder’, we have taken four aspects of wonder and made them the theme for each of the weeks in … Continue reading

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Season of Creation

For a number of years now, Sophia’s Spring has participated in the Season of Creation during the month of September.  Below Norm Habel tells how it came to be that many churches the whole world over set aside September to … Continue reading

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Hope – First Sunday in Advent

“We are a wheel, a circle of life. We are a wheel, a circle of power. We are a wheel, a circle of light, circling the world this sacred hour.” – Betty Wendelborn from Hildegard of Bingen

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Animal Blessing Sunday

Pet Blessing May the power of this blessing from Sophia fill you with life. May your unique animal nature bring a deep sense of kin-ship to your companion humans. Be kind to each other; enjoy a mutual humour and delight … Continue reading

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Winter Soul Food off to a good start

Delicious soup, cosy venue, great company and stimulating input – all very nourishing for one’s soul.  If you missed hearing Rev Dr Coralie Ling introduce Sophia, or forgot to pick up a copy of the notes Coralie so generously provided … Continue reading

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More Midsumma

Di wrote and offered a four direction prayer during  our Midsumma Celebration. The words of this follow below: We turn to face North where the strong winds blow  And listen to the sounds of CERES, the frogs crocking and the … Continue reading

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candle lighting at our midsumma celebration

Rev Coralie Ling wrote the following liturgy we used to light the six rainbow candles on the centre table.  Individually, then we lit a small candle from one of these candles and floated them in a bowl of water. Gold  … Continue reading

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Advent four and Christmas

The above photo is titled “Mary” and is by Ben Bell It is a fitting antithesis to the ‘pregnant white woman’ that Robyn spoke of in her reflection.  After which we had a lively  discussion on the way our images … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Where to lay their heads

This week we thought about how in working for justice there are times when it is imperative to stand firm, like rock, while at other times more can be accomplished by allowing ourselves to flow, like water.  Much of our … Continue reading

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