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Tangled Blessings

"… Life tends to arrive not distinctly as joy, or grief, but rather all mixed up. So often people tell me about the ways that in the midst of their cancer treatments, they knew love and community better than they'd ever known their whole life. Or, how their love for their new baby is mixed with grief for their loved one who has died and won't be able to meet that child. 

In my own life, I know this truth all too well: my children are adopted from foster care, which means that one mother's worst day became another mother's – that is, my – best day.  …I think that somehow, amazingly, the greatest blessing can come in the midst of the most terrible loss. It doesn't justify the pain or make it ok. It simply makes joy also possible, love also possible. And sometimes our task is simply to be awake and with a grateful heart to see the also-true story of the good in the midst of this grief – the blessing in the midst of suffering.” From Rev. Gretchen Haley in SoulMatters 

Memorial day is a tangled holiday by its very nature – what “tangled blessings” does it hold for you? 

Services for May 29

Sunday Services are 8:30 a.m. in the library and 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary unless otherwise noted. Nursery care, children’s and youth classes are concurrent with the 10:30 service

May 29 ~ Re- membering: A service for Memorial Day ~ Rev. Gail   

We will light candles and reflect on how we make and re-make every time we retell the stories of our lives.  

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May 22, 2016

"Flower Communion"

Rev. Gail Lindsay Marriner

 

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Today's events

Sun May 29, 2016 @ 8:30AM - 09:30AM
SVC/Early Service
Sun May 29, 2016 @ 9:00AM - 09:50AM
Making Meaning
Sun May 29, 2016 @10:00AM - 12:15PM
Jr High (10:30-11:45)
Sun May 29, 2016 @10:00AM - 12:15PM
Caiman Lizards
Sun May 29, 2016 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
SVC/Late Sunday
Sun May 29, 2016 @10:30AM - 12:30PM
NRS to 12th
Sun May 29, 2016 @ 4:30PM - 08:30PM
Open Mic on Barcelona 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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