Readings from worship

Each week we say these words at the beginning of our worship service as we light our chalice:

We gather together in spiritual community.
Whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are welcome here.
May all who hunger for inspiration be filled.
May all in need of friendship be comforted.
Let us leave our time together refreshed anew, and carry our shared vision into the wider world.

And later we read our congregational covenant:

We covenant with each other as a community of love.
We will become our deepest and truest selves together.
We will be cared for, and we will be called on to care for others.
We will stumble, but will restore one another and begin again in love.