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Sunday Gathering in the Sanctuary
May 30 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Sunday Gathering 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
RETURNING TO OUR SANCTUARY
Spirit and Flesh – Becoming Whole John 3:1-8
Special Guest Diana Carreras, a leader at Recovery Cafe SJ and descendant of the Apache Nation, will open with a cleansing ceremony and prayer. Later in the service, Diana and Pastor Dana will offer a blessing for those traveling to Minnesota to stand in solidarity with Indigenous people opposing the Line 3 pipeline.
NO AFTER-SESSION THIS WEEK – we will enjoy reconnecting after the service on the church patio
On Wednesday morning I glanced at my ringing phone with delight – my Mom was calling me from Iowa, not something she usually does on a weekday morning. As soon as I picked up, she wanted to know if I was alright. Then she told me about the news of the tragic shooting at the Light Rail area in San Jose. That was the first I knew of the unsettling loss of life that happened in our community that day.
It seems that more and more we are needing to assure one another that we are alright while acknowledging we have no guarantees that it will always be so. As deeply unsettling events continue to surround us, we must, more than ever, ground ourselves in timeless truths that deepen our capacity to trust, to love, beyond fear. That’s one of the reasons I need to gather with you all and to open to the grounding power of the Spirit that lives among us. I need to gather with you to take in the wisdom of teachers and guides, to tell the stories about how we practice keeping our hearts open and unafraid.
Blessings, Pastor Dana