Meditation: 10:30 – 10:45 AM
September 04 Rev. Pam MacGregor
September 11 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
September 18 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
September 25 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
The Alchemy of Divine Love
I want to let each and every one of you know how profoundly I appreciate your enthusiasm about our new spiritual home. With each passing week, as we meditate and pray we are building a vibration of spiritual potency within the walls of our new sanctuary. Together we are creating an uplifted atmosphere that shines through all that we share each Sunday—from the pulpit, the energizing music of our Sunday Morning Band, the Youth Center, to the warmth of our fellowship after services. And this is only the beginning of all that we can rise to in a consciousness of love and commitment to our spiritual practice.
This month I feel guided to focus on what might be an uncommon topic in Science of Mind: acknowledging our intimate, personal relationship with God. We will explore this aspect of our union with Spirit through our theme, “The Alchemy of Divine Love.”
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Sunday Topics: 11:00 AM
September 04 In Your Light, I Learn How to Love – Rev. Pam
So spoke the Sufi mystic Rumi, whose poems break open the heart to the realization of our intimate at-one-ment with God. Likewise, from the mystic Meister Eckhart we read, “God is nearer to me than I am to my own self; my life depends on God’s being near me.” As does each of our lives, my friends, for whether we are sitting in meditation, at the kitchen sink, or walking the dog, there is no separation between our individual spirit and Spirit itself.
September 11 You Were Born with Wings. Use Them! – Rev. Pam
When we consciously awaken our inherent soul-memory that we are connected to the very Source of happiness within us, we magnetize even more joy into our magnetic field. As Rumi reminds us, “You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” The destination of our flight: homeward within to the home of love that we may express it in every outward aspect of our life.
September 18 Releasing the Barriers to Love – Rev. Pam
This week Rumi inspires us with these words, “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” In our subconscious minds we neurotically hold on to past grievances, hurts, conditioning and so on that become our trigger points and build inner barriers, preventing us from being open and receptive to the very Love that is our divine inheritance.
September 25 Today I am Wise, So I Am Changing Myself – Rev. Pam
“Yesterday I was clever,” admits Rumi, “so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Just as we sing each Sunday, “Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me,” so is it true with any form of change: it begins with our willingness to be honest with ourselves and see with inner clarity what we are clinging to that self-sabotages our efforts. Spirit has fully equipped us with all we need to release our inner splendor!
Order of Service
1. OPENING SONG – Congregation
2. MUSIC – The Sunday Morning Band
3. COMMUNITY SONG – Congregation
4. WELCOME – Rev. Pam
5. GUEST RECOGNITION – Rev. Pam & Congregation
“Whoever you are, wherever you’ve been, whatever brought you through our doors today, welcome home. We’ve been waiting for you.”
6. OPENING TREATMENT – Rev. Pam
7. PEACE AFFIRMATION – Rev PAM & Congregation
“I believe in the power of the presence of God, working through me, the governments and peoples of the world, awakening our minds and hearts to bring forth Peace and make perfect our understanding.”
8. THE MESSAGE – Rev. Pam
9. PROSPERITY AFFIRMATION & OFFERTORY – Rev PAM & Congregation
“Divine Love consecrates my gift. It goes forth to heal, to prosper, to support and to bless. It is evidence of my Absolute Conviction that God is the Source and Substance of my supply. I joyfully release my gift knowing that it returns to me multiplied abundantly.” And so it is!
10. MUSIC – The Sunday Morning Band
11. CLOSING TREATMENT – Rev. Pam
12. PEACE SONG – Congregation
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. With Love as the Power, United all are we. Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me and this is the moment now. With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow; to take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.