Summer blessings to everyone!
This was a slow week in the office, three short, planned meetings and time to work on liturgies for gatherings in the future. I had a surprise visit from a previous church secretary, who was at RUH and just stopped by to visit for a bit. It was great to catch up and to remember some of our antics, as we worked together.
Celebrate Spirit was on my mind as I emailed back and forth with Terry and met with Jorgina, one of our guest presenters for Celebrate Spirit. Each piece just brings more excitement to me about this event. I am carrying much optimism about this year’s gathering. Hoping you are giving some consideration to registering for this event which has the potential to be our best ever.
I did receive two pieces that are dated well into the future and in keeping my promise to Tom, I will hold them until he is home from his holiday, and then share the information with you.
This Sunday, with all the power vested in me, I will lead you towards sainthood. If that is frightening, stand up and take the risk; if it is mildly amusing, come for a laugh.
As I was working on liturgy this week, I came across a Serenity Prayer by Richard Holdsworth on the Progressive Christianity site, that touched me, perhaps because the Serenity Prayer, was the first prayer that I intentionally prayed, back a very long time ago, when life was difficult. To conclude this week’s news I share this short prayer with you. It speaks loudly to us.
Source of Good;
grant me the serenity
that I cannot change other people;
to change myself;
and the wisdom
to appreciate differences.