Liturgy of Creation

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Opening Responses
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Reader In the beginning, all was darkness
and God said,
"let there be light"
ALL AND BECAUSE GOD HAD SAID IT
THERE WAS LIGHT.
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Reader In the beginning, all was silence
and God sang the song of creation
ALL AND BECAUSE GOD SANG
ALL THE STARS AND SPHERES
VIBRATED TO THE MUSIC OF GOD.
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Reader In the beginning, all was still
and God laughed
ALL AND BECAUSE GOD LAUGHED
THE WATERS TOOK UP
THE ROAR AND THE RIPPLE OF IT;
AND EBBED AND FLOWED
AND SEEPED AND SWIRLED
AND DELIGHTED IN THE WAYS OF ITS BEING .
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Reader In the beginning, all was dull
and God painted
ALL AND BECAUSE GOD PAINTED
THE SKY BECAME BLUE - AND PURPLE - AND PINK
AND RAINBOWS HANG THERE.
THE GRASS BECAME GREEN
AND FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES
DANCED IN THE DRIPS
AND SETTLED LIKE JEWELS
ON THE EARTH.
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Reader In the beginning, all was unconscious
and God breathed
ALL AND BECAUSE GOD BREATHED
MEN AND WOMEN WOKE UP FROM THEIR SLEEPING.
THEY BREATHED OF THE VERY LIFE OF GOD
AND STOOD IN WONDER BEFORE THE WORK OF GOD'S HANDS.
THEY BEHELD THE GLORY OF GOD
IN ALL THAT GOD HAD MADE
AND THEY SAW THAT IT WAS VERY GOOD.
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Scripture Reading from Genesis, Chapter 1
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Closing Responses - Wellspring
Reader In the beginning God created all things
ALL AND GOD SAW THAT THEY WERE GOOD.
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Reader At our beginning, God created us
ALL UNIQUE AND IRREPLACEABLE
LOVED BY GOD AND WANTED BY GOD
KNOWN TO GOD AND TREASURED BY GOD
EVEN BEFORE HE CREATED US.
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Reader In all our new beginnings, God creates something new
ALL SO WE WILL SEEK GOD
IN THE FRESHNESS OF MORNING
IN THE LAUGHTER OF FRIENDS
IN THE COLOURS OF CREATION
AND IN THE WARMTH OF SPRING-TIME SUNSHINE.
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Reader Lord God, King of Creation,
ALL OPEN OUR EYES TO SEE YOUR PRESENCE
OUR SOULS TO SENSE YOUR PRESENCE
AND OUR HEARTS TO LOVE YOUR PRESENCE
EVER HERE IN YOUR CREATION
AND EVER BEYOND IT IN ETERNITY.
AMEN

2003 Wellspring

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