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Eucharistic Prayer: Kairos and Creation, Composed On January 26th, 2014

Our service begins on page 355 of The Book of Common Prayer and continues through page 360.  The Passing of the Peace will be followed by the following Eucharistic prayer:

The Holy Communion The Lord be with you.
People        And also with you.
Celebrant   
Lift up your hearts.
People        We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant   
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People        It is right to give God thanks and praise.

It is right now and it was right then in that time before time, before existence existed.   In that time, there was a formless void, it was nothing yet everything all together.  Out of that everything, nothing place, a voice stirred drawing everything into existence.  Sun, moon, earth, sky--the great and small places and the great and small creatures.  A creation perfect in vision, beautiful in execution.  Yet empty, without the action of those made in the image of the voice, the word made flesh rolled from the dirt and created and stretched into being. 
And it was the…