Divining the Body

Divining the Body –Let us gather to find again the divinity of our miraculous bodies, our beautiful souls. If you have ever thought that your body is too fat or thin or your hearing aid is a flaw... If you have ever run into an inaccessible doorway, airplane seat or doctor’s intake form... Join us to re-member to re-divine our sacred selves. Let us stand, sit, walk, and roll together on the side of love for every-body!


Welcome & Introduce Amy


Gathering Music - “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera

Call into the Circle of Love and Justice – Amy

Chalice Lighting (unison) - “Let us Worship” #437

Hymn - #389 “Gathered Here”

Time For All Ages - “I will be Gentle with Myself” by Libana - Amy

Hymn - “Sacred the Body” by Ruth Duck, Music by Cat Stevens

Joys and Sorrows

Prayer and Meditation - Amy

Musical meditation -”Meditation on Breathing”

Reading - “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou

Offering /Offertory

Sermon “Divining the Body” - The Reverend Amy Beltaine

Musical Celebration- “Born this Way” by Lady Gaga

Chalice Extinguishing - “I celebrate myself” by Walt Whitman

Benediction - Amy

Unison Sing alternates

  • “I Will Be Gentle with Myself”, libana pg 28 (Amy leads with ASL teach and 4 repeats) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLWV8mjmE4g
  • “Now I Walk in Beauty”, melody by Gregg Smith, based on Navajo “beauty prayer” Libana pg 31 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K-Jw6ng6ac&feature=BFa&list=AVGxdCwVVULXe74crKe3jWjo6lSCNy14Pc&lf=list_related
  • “I Am the Self” Michael Tierra from Songs for Earthlings pg 243
  • #1008 When Our Heart is in a Holy Place
  • Comfort Me (Pastoral Hymn)

Performed music alternates

Readings alternates

  • the Creation Story by Starhawk
  • "God Says Yes to Me" by Kaylin Haught:
  • “Matter (How We Know)” by Susan Griffin
  • ‘For the Senses,” by John O’Donohue