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Welcome to dinner friends!

Everytime we gather


Each time we share this meal


At every table in this room


And in our thanks for a beautiful dinner and people
who always welcome us

to


you gather with us


you share in it with us


you are part of our conversation



We are reminded that your beautiful love always welcomes us back to this table. Amen.

Jesus said to the disciples, "Be merciful, just as God is merciful. Stop judging, and you will not be judged. Stop condemning, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and gifts will be given to you. A good measure, packed together, shaken down and overflowing will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure, will in return be measured out to you.”

Luke 6:36-38

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Common
Ground
Questions

Jesus: If you judge other people, then you will find that you, too, are being judged. Indeed, you will be judged by the very standards to which you hold other people.
So when someone is tempted to criticize his neighbor because her house isn’t clean enough, she seems ill-tempered, or she is a bit flighty—he should remember those same standards and judgments will come back to him. No one should criticize his neighbor for being short-tempered one morning, when he is snippish and snappish and waspish all the time.

Lectio Divina
(Sacred reading)


Jesus: Why is it that you see the dust in your brother’s or sister’s eye, but you can’t see what is in your own eye? Don’t ignore the wooden plank in your eye, while you criticize the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eyelashes. That type of criticism and judgment is a sham! Remove the plank from your own eye, and then perhaps you will be able to see clearly how to help your brother flush out his sawdust.

There are two paths before you; you may take only one path. One doorway is narrow. And one door is wide. Go through the narrow door. For the wide door leads to a wide path, and the wide path is broad; the wide, broad path is easy, and the wide, broad, easy path has many, many people on it; but the wide, broad, easy, crowded path leads to death. 14 Now then that narrow door leads to a narrow road that in turn leads to life. It is hard to find that road. Not many people manage it.

Matthew 7:1-5, 13-14 (The Voice)

Jesus: If you judge other people, then you will find that you, too, are being judged. Indeed, you will be judged by the very standards to which you hold other people.
So when someone is tempted to criticize his neighbor because her house isn’t clean enough, she seems ill-tempered, or she is a bit flighty—he should remember those same standards and judgments will come back to him. No one should criticize his neighbor for being short-tempered one morning, when he is snippish and snappish and waspish all the time.

Lectio Divina
(Sacred reading)


Jesus: Why is it that you see the dust in your brother’s or sister’s eye, but you can’t see what is in your own eye? Don’t ignore the wooden plank in your eye, while you criticize the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eyelashes. That type of criticism and judgment is a sham! Remove the plank from your own eye, and then perhaps you will be able to see clearly how to help your brother flush out his sawdust.

There are two paths before you; you may take only one path. One doorway is narrow. And one door is wide. Go through the narrow door. For the wide door leads to a wide path, and the wide path is broad; the wide, broad path is easy, and the wide, broad, easy path has many, many people on it; but the wide, broad, easy, crowded path leads to death. 14 Now then that narrow door leads to a narrow road that in turn leads to life. It is hard to find that road. Not many people manage it.

Matthew 7:1-5, 13-14 (The Voice)

Jesus: If you judge other people, then you will find that you, too, are being judged. Indeed, you will be judged by the very standards to which you hold other people.
So when someone is tempted to criticize his neighbor because her house isn’t clean enough, she seems ill-tempered, or she is a bit flighty—he should remember those same standards and judgments will come back to him. No one should criticize his neighbor for being short-tempered one morning, when he is snippish and snappish and waspish all the time.

Lectio Divina
(Sacred reading)


Jesus: Why is it that you see the dust in your brother’s or sister’s eye, but you can’t see what is in your own eye? Don’t ignore the wooden plank in your eye, while you criticize the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eyelashes. That type of criticism and judgment is a sham! Remove the plank from your own eye, and then perhaps you will be able to see clearly how to help your brother flush out his sawdust.

There are two paths before you; you may take only one path. One doorway is narrow. And one door is wide. Go through the narrow door. For the wide door leads to a wide path, and the wide path is broad; the wide, broad path is easy, and the wide, broad, easy path has many, many people on it; but the wide, broad, easy, crowded path leads to death. 14 Now then that narrow door leads to a narrow road that in turn leads to life. It is hard to find that road. Not many people manage it.

Matthew 7:1-5, 13-14 (The Voice)

God, help us live out your good news in the world.




Form us into a family that runs deeper than biology or nationality or ethnicity, a family that is born again in you.



people who do not accept the world as it is, but insisit on its becoming what your want it to be. Amen.

We pray for those who do not know your love, that they would be wooed by your goodness and seduced by your beauty.




May we be creators of holy mischief and agitators of comfort...

Let me hear the sound of your voice
and I will leave it all behind
Let me hear the sound of your voice
and I'll come running

There’s something in the sound of your voice that speaks to every part of me
When I hear the sound of your voice, I'm alive

I was made to love you,
it's all I really know for sure
All I am is wrapped up in you
the center of my world
And I was made to love you,
from my beginning to my end
And you’ll be my forever, my forever amen

Amen, Amen, Amen...

Forever Amen

You will never leave
Your love sustaining me
Before I even knew what love was

You've brought me here to rest
And given me space to breathe
So I'll stay still until it sinks in

I will lean back in the loving arms
Of a beautiful Father
Breathe deep and know
that He is good
He's a love like no other

And you will never leave
Your love sustaining me
Before I even knew what love was

You've brought me here to rest
And given me space to breathe
So I'll stay still until it sinks in

I will lean back in the loving arms
Of a beautiful Father
Breathe deep and know
that He is good
He's a love like no other

Lean Back

What are the gifts or skills you might have that you can use for God's work in the world?

When you look at our target community here in Tulsa, what are some gifts/assets God has already placed there?

Many people belong to a community before they believe. What can we do together and individually to create a sense of belonging for others?

Jesus said to the disciples, "Be merciful, just as God is merciful. Stop judging, and you will not be judged. Stop condemning, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and gifts will be given to you. A good measure, packed together, shaken down and overflowing will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure, will in return be measured out to you.”

Luke 6:36-38