13 October 2020

Gathering Music

“En La Lucha”

Led by Brendan Fox and Yefer Blancas

Call to Prayer

Led by Gloria Elizabeth Blanco – Advocacy Coordinator, Wind of the Spirit and Peter Karanja – Drew Student Immigrant

Fiesta Cristiana, Recursos de Adoración

Escrito y compilado por Joel N. Martínez y Raquel M. Martínez

Misericordioso y amoroso Dios, dador y sustentador de la vida, te damos gracias por tu fidelidad hacia tu pueblo.
Merciful and loving God, giver and sustainer of life, we thank you for your fidelity to your people.

Como pueblo de fe, recordamos el éxodo de la época bíblica y reconocemos nuestra propia experiencia de éxodo y nuestra necesidad por la justicia y paz.
As a people of faith, we remember the exodus from biblical times and acknowledge our own exodus experience and our need for justice and peace.

Venimos delante de ti para pedir por quienes viven y mueren por la pobreza, la marginalización, las mutilaciones, las castraciones de nuestros días.
We come before you to pray for those who live and die from poverty, marginalization, mutilations, and castrations of our days.

Como pueblo de fe recordamos tu palabra profética y reconocemos nuestro propio racismo, resultado de una experiencia profundamente arraigada de avaricia y abuso de poder sobre los demás y sobre mucho de tu creación.
As a people of faith, we remember your prophetic word and acknowledge our own racism, the result of a deep-seated experience of greed and abuse of power over others and over much of your creation.

Venimos ante ti con la esperanza de que tu Espíritu nos fortalezca al llamarnos a una vida nueva y darnos poder para luchar contra la injusticia.
We come before you in the hope that your Spirit will strengthen us by calling us to new life and empowering us to fight injustice.

Como pueblo de fe de comunidades marginadas, nos unimos a las muchas voces que claman por Shalom y luchan en contra de los poderes y principados que amenazan la vida y la realización de tu comunidad. Concédenos valor y sabiduría para ser tu pueblo en una nueva realidad. Amén.
As a people of faith from marginalized communities, we join the many voices that cry out for Shalom and fight against the powers and principalities that threaten the life and fulfillment of your community. Grant us courage and wisdom to be your people in a new reality. Amen.

Opening Song

“Draw the Circle”

Led by Claudia M. Sydenstricker, Brendan Fox, and Yefer Blancas

Reading

“To the Wind of the Spirit” by Pedro Casaldaliga

Read by Diana Mejia – Co-Director and Founder of Wind of the Spirit

To the Wind of the Spirit
Al Viento de su Espíritu
That blows everywhere,
Que sopla por todas partes
Free and making others free
Libre, haciendo otros libres,
Free and bringing Liberation,
Libre trayendo liberación,
Victorious over the Law,
Victorioso por encima de la ley,
And over Sin and Death.
por encima del pecado y la muerte.

To the Wind of the Spirit
Al Viento de su Espíritu
That swept into Jesus
Que “sumerge” en Jesús
And sent him to the poor
enviándolo a los pobres
To announce good news for them
para anunciarles su Buena Nueva
And freedom for the captives.
y la libertad a los cautivos.

To the Wind of the Spirit
Al Viento de su Espíritu
That worked on Pentecost
que trabaja en pentecostés
Removing prejudice and interests
removiendo prejuicios e intereses
And fear away from the Apostles,
y quitando el miedo de los apóstoles,
Opening wide the doors of the cenacle
abriendo ampliamente las puestas del cenáculo
So that the community of Jesus’ followers
para que la comunidad de Jesus florecida,
Could always be open to the world
siempre pueda estar abierta al mundo
Free in their word,
libre en su palabra,
Coherent in their witness,
coherente en su testimonio,
Unbeatable in their hope.
Invencible en su esperanza.

To the Wind of the Spirit
Al Viento de su Espíritu
That always sweeps away fears from the Church
Que siempre arrasa con los miedos de la iglesia
And sets all powers on fire
Y pone todos los poderes en el fuego,
Except the power for fraternal service
Excepto el poder fraternal del servicio,
And purifies the church through poverty and martyrdom.
Purificando a la iglesia a través de la pobreza y el martirio.

To the Wind of the Spirit
Al Viento de su Espíritu
That brings arrogance, hypocrisy and lust to ashes.
Que hace cenizas la arrogancia, la hipocresía y la lujuria
And feeds the flames of justice and liberation
Y alimenta la llama de la justicia y liberación
And makes the soul of the Kingdom.
haciendo el alma del Reino
So that we are Wind in the Wind, sisters and brothers.
Para que así todos seamos Viento en el Viento, hermanas y hermanos.

Time of Reflection

Maria Eugenia Vargas
Pastoral Associate – St. Margaret Of Scotland R.C. Church
Co Director and founder of Wind of the Spirit

Sung Response

“We Resist”

Led by Claudia M. Sydenstricker, Brendan Fox, and Yefer Blancas

Prayer of the Day

Led by Leah Wandera, Drew Student Immigrant

Adapted from a prayer by Reverend Elenora Giddings Ivory

God of our lives, help us to find ways to break the silence that perpetuates the cycles of sexual abuse and violence in our families and in our communities and religious institutions. Help us break that silence when we see the evidence of the abuse of the beautiful gift of sexuality you have given us. Help us break that silence when we see this abuse throughout the world – forced sterilizations and forced abortions.

Give us the courage to speak out and break the silence that surrounds the abuse of your gift of sexuality in the name of culture – genital mutilation, rape and incest.

Help us find the voice of our outrage and denounce the violence against women and girls in the name of war and ethnic cleansing.

God, we know that you do not want us to misuse this beautiful gift of sexuality you have given us. Let us be loving and faithful to one another. We know that you would have us speak the truth to ourselves and to one another. Let us speak that truth lovingly and faithfully so that the secrets will no longer have power over generation after generation.

But most of all, God, let us be loving and faithful and supportive of the children we bring into this world.

Amen.

Blessing

Dean Tanya Linn Bennett

Sending Song

“Que No Caiga La Fe” by Escenario Rodriguez, Venezuela

Led by Claudia M. Sydenstricker, Brendan Fox, and Yefer Blancas

CORO
Que no caiga la fe, que no caiga la esperanza. Que no caiga la fe, que no caiga la esperanza. Que no caiga la
fe, mi hermano, que no caiga la fe, mi hermana; que no caiga la fe, que no caiga la esperanza.

  1. Si se cae la esperanza de tu pecho, si se acaba el deseo de luchar, no te olvides del rostro de tu pueblo y
    confía, que el Señor te sostendrá.
  2. Aunque el tiempo se presente muy difícil y se aumente entre nosotros la aflicción, que no caiga la
    esperanza, hermano mío, ni se apague la luz del reino de Dios.

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