"Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged." - Rumi, 13th century
Scripture Readings: Acts 11: 1-18 Revelation 21: 1-6 Jerusalem by William Blake
“If you want to give a message to the world, let it be simple, as simple as the life of a shepherd!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan
Scripture Readings: John 10: 22-30 Striving – by Henry Burton
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Scripture Reading: Acts 9:1-6 John 21:1-19 Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
Guest Worship Leader: Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis
“Working for something beyond ourselves teaches us about the human spirit. It’s easy to feel hopeful about people after one of these experiences. But when we serve others, we gain more than hope. We gain energy. People who volunteer for a community or service project often arrive straight from work, exhausted. But after several hours of meaningful volunteer work, they go home energized. … Work that serves the common good doesn’t take away our energy. Instead, energy pours into our bodies through our open hearts and generous spirits.” Margaret Wheatley, Turning to One Another, p. 127
Scripture: Psalm 118:19-29 Luke 24:13-35
Video of Br. Robert Lentz, Iconographer, discussing being asked to paint multi-cultural religious icons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TNhMtnouP0
The Rev. Curtis S. (Curt) Ackley
Senior Pastor (Bridge) of Rincon Congregational UCC.