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Worship & Meditation

altar with lantern and greenery on wooden table

Worship resources and online gatherings (while classes are in session)

Tuesday Centering Prayer (Tuesdays, weekly) @ 8am Central

A guided meditation and prayer with Kara Lassen Oliver of The Upper Room

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Join meeting via Zoom.


Community Worship (Wednesdays, weekly) @ 11:30am Central

Interdenominational Worship with VDS faculty, staff, students, and friends

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Join meeting via zoom.

Other resources

Spiritual Practices Index // Laura Todd, spiritual formation intern

Sparks // A monthly spiritual resources newsletter // Laura Todd, spiritual formation intern

Looking to deepen your spirituality or start a new practice this season? This Spiritual Practices Index may be just the resource you need.

opening words & centering // emilie townes

gracious God,

     giver of light and hope

let your powerful work be revealed in us

     so that your glory might shine like the sun

     through us

so that we may be beacons of justice and mercy

     in the world

your love endures

hope // sha'tika brown

a reading: Life Goes On f rom Meditations of the Heart / Howard Thurman

a song: We Are / India Arie

joy // sophia

a reading: Once the World Was Perfect  / Joy Harjo

restoration // teresa smallwood

a reading: Prodigal Objects / Carolyn M. Rodgers

closing words & music // emilie townes and sha'tika brown

Nature Song / Sweet Honey in the Rock

And the people stayed home by Kitty O'Meara

A Pep Talk by Deborah Ann