September 2020 Sermons

 Worship Services September 2020

Theme: Community

September 6: Essential

Service Leader: Rev. Margret A. O'Neall

In the time of pandemic, we have seen some services, some work, some people and institutions, defined as "essential."  And so we might inquire of ourselves and each other, what is the essence of our lives?  We honor those who provide essential services, even as we deepen our connection to the esssence that helps us thrive.

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September 13: Water Communion

Service Leader: Rev. Margret A. O'Neall

Our fall tradition of ingathering includes a sharing of the waters, symbolic of all our journeys over the summer. In these times of connecting across distance, our metaphorical journeys challenge and engage us.  All are invited to prepare a tiny water ceremony at home, with water from here or away, as we consider the flow of love that uplifts and encourages our lives. 

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September 20: Explore, Grow, Engage!

Service Leaders: Rev. Margret A. O'Neall and Paula Gribble, DLFE

There is no final frontier! We keep growing and learning as long as we choose to engage. Join us as we lift off our Lifespan Faith Engagement Program for the year. In community, we boldly go where some have gone before, though what we learn and how we learn may be the new frontier. In the words of Captain Picard, “ENGAGE!” 

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September 27: We Begin Again in Love

Service Leader: Rev. Margret A. O'Neall 

Again and again, we rise, we stumble, we fall short of our best selves and we rise again.  Honoring ancient sacred traditions of faith, we seek and create new beginnings for ourselves, for our communities, sometimes for entire societies.  Living in the world is all about relationship, and so we acknowledge the reality of our human nature, seeking to begin and begin again in love.

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