We drove to San Francisco this evening for the Contemplative Eucharist service at Grace Cathedral.  Worship was beautiful.  Below are some photos and the Affirmation of Faith from the service.

Affirmation of Faith

IMG_0084We believe in the God of Life, who creates and loves people, who acts in history and who promises never to leave us alone.

We believe in Jesus of Nazareth, who is our brother, who wants not to be idolized but to be followed.

We believe that we dwell in the presence of the Holy Spirit; without her we are nothing; filled with her we are able to become creative, lively, and free.

We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, a community where we find companions and courage for the struggles of life, where we grow in our understanding of the faith, through worship, prayer, nurture, and service.

IMG_0087We believe that God has a use for us in this time and place, that though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we are called to be instruments of God’s presence.

We believe in living, hoping, laughing, and enjoying the good of the earth;

We believe that people can change, and God keeps pulling us to life and to a new world of joy and peace. Amen.

Composed by the Rev. Dr. Constnace M. Baugh, from Women’s Uncommon Prayer