Meditation: 10:30 – 10:45 AM
April 05 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
April 12 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
April 19 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
April 26 Rev. Pam
Resurrect the Divine Impulse within You
Joyous Easter and Passover wishes to you and your dear ones! May your celebrations be sweet and uplifting.
The theme of the month for April is “Resurrect the Divine Impulse within You,” which is longhand for “wake up!”
The word “Christ” comes from the Greek word “Kristos,” which means “anointed.” It is not a personal name or title belonging to one individual but rather refers to those who climb down from the cross of self-condemnation and resurrect their true Self that knows it is, always has been, and ever shall be anointed as a perfect, whole, and complete expression of pure Spirit.
Together, throughout this month, let’s make an agreement to remind ourselves of our true nature and our true purpose as a community, which is to support one another in waking up as the glorious, luminous, reflection of Spirit that we are.
With love and rich blessings,
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Sunday Topics: 11:00 AM
April 05 Drop the Thorns and Bloom the Lilies – Rev. Pam
Like most holidays, Easter has its own unique symbols. Beside those brightly painted eggs, cute little chicks and that false commercial god the Easter Bunny is the contrast of the cross, the crucifixion, suffering, and finally, resurrection. Is there a metaphysical teaching for us in all this? The truth is, we can be dragging a cross of personal condemnation around with us throughout the year, ultimately crucifying upon it whatever we don’t accept in ourselves. Isn’t it time we drop the thorns of self-torture and allow the beautiful lilies of our spirit to fully bloom and celebrate their resurrection within us?
April 12 How to Maintain a Radiant Inner Household – Rev. Pam
The current number one book on the LA bestseller list is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which is a guide to uncluttering one’s home. But what about our mind clutter, our mind chatter—isn’t it time we release them from our inner household? Is there some kind of spiritual Drano we can use to flush them out and restore our inner radiance? What a joy to be able to honestly say “Yes, there is!” We can begin every day afresh with affirmative prayer; we can make it a practice to pause throughout the day to remind ourselves, “Right here, right now, divine love, inner guidance, and inspiration are my constant companions.”
April 19 Nobody-ness, Somebody-ness, Other-ness – Rev. Pam
Throughout any given day we can choose to cater to our sense of being “somebody”—our resume of titles and accomplishments; “nobody”—the wounded ego of lack of self-esteem or its opposite of over-compensation; or “other”—placing others before ourselves and experiencing the joys of compassionate, selfless service. When we stop serving the demands of the ego in the forms of personal gain, credit, fame, and money as a measure of our worth—then the God-vision of who we are takes over, opening our hearts of compassion, sharpening our mind of discernment, and enlivening our soul of interconnection to all beings.
April 26 The Integrative Wellness Factor – Rev. Pam
As the wise sage Plato so aptly put it, “The part can never be well until the whole is well.” Contemplating his words, I realized that he is pinpointing an identifiable “wellness factor”: Integration. When we have established integral wholeness in our life structures, we experience an overall well-being in body, mind, and spirit. Now this isn’t to say we aren’t “doing it right” if challenges arise in one or more aspects of our lives. It’s about our realization of the underlying wholeness that exists in spite of challenges, the self-awareness, self-compassion, and spiritual medicine of treatment, meditation, and actions we take that restore our sense of overall wellness.
ORDER OF SERVICE BEGINNING AT 11:00 AM
1. OPENING SONG & INTRO – The AwSOM Band
2. ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPENING TREATMENT
3. RESPONSE SONG – Congregation
My eyes are open, now I see, fullness of Truth revealed to me. My heart now holds the wonderful key, that opened my mind and set me free. Joyously now Love works for me, ready my God, my good to be. My eyes are open, now I see Spirit Divine!
4. MUSIC – The AwSOM Band
5. COMMUNITY SONG – The AwSOM Band
6. 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.
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
“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.