Meditation: 10:30 – 10:45 AM
August 06 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
August 13 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
August 20 Ken Hergenroeder, Practitioner
August 27 Karen Tarleton Holland, Practitioner
Stretching the Heart, Opening the Mind
Loving greetings and welcome to our last month of Summer. My prayer is that it has been a season of inner growth, contentment, and sweet times for you. We will continue to excavate the deepest contours of our hearts and spirits throughout August’s theme Stretching the Heart, Opening the Mind.
I will be away the last Sunday of this month and entrust you into the very capable spiritual hands of my long-time friend on the path, Martin Wiech. Please give him a loving welcome and let him gladden your hearts with his teaching.
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Sunday Topics: 11:00 AM
August 06 It’s Your Life—Create It – Rev. Pam
You are the creator, screenwriter, producer, director, special effects designer, and featured star on the stage of your life. “Lights, cameras, roll ‘em!” is your mantra. Do you wish to depict a trilogy of struggle, hardship and tragedy, or joy, inspiration, peace, intelligence, compassion, generosity? You have already been provided with all that you need to manifest the role of your choice—so go for it!
August 13 Applying The Power of Non-Resistance – Rev. Pam
Our inclination to resist anything that we don’t want in our lives can be shortsighted. There are many aspects of being human that show up to shake and wake us, but if we deny or bypass them, we miss not only their gifts, but also our capacity to wisely, skillfully work with challenges. Is there a benefit to not “fighting” a disease and changing our attitude, our view towards it? That’s what we will explore this Sunday.
August 20 Authentic Forgiveness Includes Forgetness – Rev. Pam
“Forgiveness is the economy of the heart…forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits,” said Hannah More. And doing so just might require the 70 x 7 effort Jesus speaks of in Matthew 18:22. Our relationship with forgiveness can be quite complex, and until we add the element of “forgetness” it may be incomplete. So let’s take a look with an intention to forgive and forget with authenticity of heart.
August 27 Ever-New Joy – Martin Wiech, Guest Speaker
Joy and happiness are often regarded as being synonymous, but the truth is, joy is an inherent, ever-present quality of the soul while happiness is a fluctuating state of mind. Now that’s really good news, because it means we can tap into our innate joy, even in the midst of unhappiness. Joy is unconditionally available to us—ever-new, ever-expanding, ever-healing.
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.