Meditation: 10:30 – 10:45 AM
September 06 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
September 13 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
September 20 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
September 27 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
Waking Up to Spirit
Loving greetings to you!
As I sat to write this introduction to our September theme of the month, “Waking Up to Spirit,” I found this quote by 12th century mystic Mechthild of Magdeburg: “The day of my spiritual awakening was the day I saw—and knew I saw—all things in God and God in all things.” I realized then how the Science of Mind principles are timeless, ageless, for, as we teach, all that there is, is God.
From there I was inspired to create each week’s theme with the intent that as we practice its contents, we each come to that day of authentic awakening to the Spirit that animates our being, whose Love and Law govern the universe, who loves us unconditionally, and whose grace lights our path.
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Sunday Topics: 11:00 AM
September 06 The Blame Game: A Victim Mindset – Rev. Pam
We learned the “blame game” from a world renowned coach: Adam. When Spirit confronted him in the Garden of Eden, Adam’s response was to squirm out of his predicament saying, “Not I Lord, but the woman you gave me made me do it!” It appears that he conveniently placed himself in the position of victim. How thoroughly we have learned from him! Rather than picking the weeds of our neurotic tendencies from the garden of our own consciousness, how much easier it is to protect our ego by blaming a second party. Then the karma-clock starts ticking; the Law of Cause and Effect is activated, giving us an opportunity to spiritually mature by learning the lesson of self-responsibility.
September 13 At-One-Ment Is our organic State of Being – Rev. Pam
Our difficulty in understanding our true nature of at-one-ment with Spirit is because we have never consciously, inwardly experienced it. But here’s the good news: by applying the laws governing the universe, we begin to gather tangible evidence that there is only one Life, one Power, one Presence: The Self of us that is not separate from the Whole of Spirit. Our practice is to practice, practice, practice “one-izing” our consciousness. Then old concepts and cherished beliefs will evaporate into the nothingness out of which they came and we shall no longer be fooled by appearances of separation.
September 20 Just Be Cause – Rev. Pam
How difficult it is to evict that “inner roommate” that talks us into maintaining habitual patterns that no longer serve us. One technique we apply to feel we’re moving in a new direction is setting intentions. But that doesn’t cause them to activate. As Ernest Holmes taught, “Tomorrow is the lengthened shadow of today,” which is another way of saying that our “tomorrow” will reap the same habitual harvest as yesterday. Our consciousness becomes the causative factor of change in the now moment that we accept our role as the change agent in our lives that we are. Will you dare to step into that moment?
September 27 Faith Is the Absence of Worry – Rev. Pam
Early on in the Science of Mind textbook, Ernest Holmes tells us that it is our birthright, even our mandate, to co-create our life with Spirit. The first requirement is that we have faith, that we trust we live in a friendly universe governed by Love and Law. This is the heart of the teaching: that the more we activate cosmic law in our life, anxiety is replaced with expectancy, with openness and receptivity to the Good that longs to give itself to us, to live in, as, and through us. It is trust that makes us capable of allowing the fullness of Spirit to awaken within us.
Order of Service
1. OPENING SONG – Congregation
2. MUSIC – The AwSOM 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 AwSOM 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.