Good News, 08.20.09

Friends:

Wisdom asks:  Who is Simple?  Come this way. – Proverbs 9

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. – Rumi

Wonderful blessings were received through Amar and Sybomar Khalsa this past Sunday.  Chanting, breathing, singing, praying – just as our Ephesians text encouraged.  It is profound how spiritual centering and calm can transform us.

Zhiting is visiting with her family in China this summer.  She sends her greetings.  It is good to have Gun safely back with us.

Flyers for our St. Francis Animal Blessing and Festival on October 4 have been prepared for you to distribute to friends and animal lover agencies and services.  Please pick some up on Sunday.

President Mark Miller invited members of Peace to a dialogue about Health Care Reform.  Half a dozen people have already agreed to participate.  Date and time are to be announced.  Staggering amounts of misinformation are being hurled in many directions.  Though quite challenging it is time for Civil Discourse to become the norm in our nation again.  Please join with others from Peace so we can engage the health care debate in a constructive way based on our faith values.

Myanmar’s military junta extended Nobel Peace laureate and pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s imprisonment by 18 months after finding her guilty of violating the terms of her house arrest.  She has been under house arrest since her democratic election to the presidency of Myanmar 12 years ago.

Please keep the unemployed, Aung San Suu Kyi, the people of Myanmar and Honduras, Troy Davis, Genevieve, Jerry, Roger, Denise, students beginning and returning to college and all our loved ones in your prayers.

You are in for another blessing this Sunday with Jean and Jeanie providing our musical leadership.  Expect a happy heart!

Inspired by the initiative of Pat Thergesen, Property Deacon Everett Sylwanowicz has gotten our new dishwasher installed.  This will contribute to our greening efforts at Peace as well as easing the clean up process for our receptions.

The sunflowers at Peace have been abundantly glorious these last weeks.  I wonder where they came from?  And thanks to all who have been on weeding patrol around the grounds.  Feel free to extract the weeds whenever you wish.

Blessings, Pr. Steve

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