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Sunday, March 29, 2015

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LENT       FAST FORWARD

I am called to fast from being strong and always trying to hold it all together, and instead, embrace the profound grace that comes through my vulnerability and tenderness, to allow a great softening this season.

* I am called to fast from anxiety and the endless torrent of thoughts which rise up in my mind to paralyze me with fear of the future, and enter into the radical trust in the abundance at the heart of things, rather than scarcity.

* I am called to fast from speed and rushing through my life, causing me to miss the grace, shimmering right here, in this holy pause.

* I am called to fast from multitasking and the destructive energy of inattentiveness to any one thing, so that I get many things done, but none of them well, and none of them nourishing to me.  Instead, my practice will become a beholding of each thing, each person, each moment.

* I am called to fast from endless list-making and too many deadlines, and enter into the quiet, and listen for what is ripening and unfolding; what is ready to be born.

* I am called to fast from certainty and trust in the great mystery of things.

— And then perhaps, I will arrive at Easter and realize those things from which I have fasted, I no longer need to take back on again.  I will experience a different kind of rising.

(Cristine Valters Painter, Online Abbess, Website:  “Abbey of the Arts”)

 

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Mar
31
Tue
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Apr
1
Wed
9:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Church Office is open, weekdays, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON, except for Holidays, or illness. Enter
7:00 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Adult Choir Rehearsals begin, welcoming anyone from high school age and older, who can carry a tune, and
Apr
2
Thu
9:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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6:15 pm
Apr 2 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Simple Supper at 6:15 PM, followed by Maundy Thursday Scripture Readings, in the Fellowship Hall.  There is no cost
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Fri
9:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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5
Sun
10:00 am Sunday Morning Worship Service
Sunday Morning Worship Service
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
All are welcome to enter through our doors to worship with us.  There is nursery provided, Sunday School
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6
Mon
9:00 am Church Office Hours
Church Office Hours
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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10:00 am Bible Study
Bible Study
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Every week, participants may prepare for discussion on the next Sunday’s lectionary scripture passages.  For example:  The passages that
12:00 pm Minister’s Monday Office Hours
Minister’s Monday Office Hours
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