The Divine Hours (02-12-17 Sermon)

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 in Sermons

What restores your soul, waters your spirit, keeps you sane and laughing (also crying)? What guides your feet and anchors you daily in gratitude, compassion and wonder? Do that. Whatever it is. Read that. Recite that. Pray that. Sing that. Find true north with that. Breathe that. -Rev. Victoria Safford, “The Divine Hours” Download 02-12-17-sermon pdf

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Are You Saved (01-08-17 Sermon)

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 in Sermons

Each day, in the common ordinary miracles of this world – our souls are being saved; we are saving one another and we are saved by a larger love holding us all and in every breath of life and spirit and love, we are graced with glimpses of heaven right here – right now. Just outside your door, you might just find your soul at the altar of life you might just move out into this world with heart open, soul open and be stopped in your tracks by the morning sun and birdsong by crayons on paper and belly laughs by a violin, a piano by a smile, a voice, you might just get up and be saved. -...

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The Infinite Inventory (09-25-16 Sermon)

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 in Sermons

Come in, we say. The house is made holy by our presence – not because we’re so holy and so awesome, but because our presence in this place signifies our need to be together to acknowledge the infinite inventory of blessings we have known, to heal an infinite inventory of sorrows, and to build by hand and heart, by grace and by our will, the Beloved Community. The holiness is in the questions that we carry in and place like offerings upon an altar: What will we do with each moment of this life, - this borrowed, beautiful life - but love till we’ve loved it away? -Rev. Victoria Safford,...

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The Strength of a Lullaby (09-18-16 Sermon)

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 in Sermons

What could help us remember, through all the noise and violence of the day, the confusion and sadness of the broken world raging all around us, what could help us remember that this world is also resplendent and resilient and inviting and durable and filled with hope - all the things you want a child to trust: that every day, as the poet says, ordinary miracles begin again… – Rev. Victoria Safford, “The Strength of a Lullaby” Download 9-18-16-sermon pdf

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Visible Signs of Inward Grace (12-27-15 Sermon)

Posted on Dec 28, 2015 in Sermons

“When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open, and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.” -Michael Bridge Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Mad, Bad, God (12-13-15 Sermon)

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 in Sermons

“The old gospel question, Who do you say that I am? is maybe best answered by another: Who do you think you are? or by those lines in our hymnal: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? The refrain is only mystery.” -Rev. Victoria Safford, “Mad, Bad, God” Download 12-13-15-sermon pdf

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