Good News, 08.21.2011

Friends:

My sisters and brothers, I implore you by God’s mercy to offer your very selves to God:  a living sacrifice, dedicated and fit for God’s acceptance, the worship offered by mind and heart.  Adapt yourselves no longer to the pattern of this present world, but let your minds be remade and your whole nature thus transformed.  Then you will be able to discern the yearning of God, and to know what is good, acceptable and mature.  (Romans 12: 1-2)

Our condolences to Nancy Carlston, Jeanne and Pete, Julie and George and all the family on the death of Ron. A loss for us all.   There will be a Viewing at Peace this Tuesday evening from 6 – 8 pm.   The funeral service honoring the life of Ron will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 1:00 pm.  The Carlstons welcome all their friends from Peace and offer their gratitude for all of your prayers.

Next Sunday will be our Pilgrimage Service in which we will Walk the Labyrinth for the Eucharist.  Please bring a hat, shades and comfy shoes as we walk on our Journey into God.

Congratulations to Ro Lo Bianco on the successful defense of his Master’s Thesis!  We thank you, the frogs thank you, the creation thanks you (can never get enough advocates) and probably Parisa thanks you most of all!

Ki Altemus Memorial Service will be on Sunday, August 28 at 2:30 pm at Piedmont Gardens in Oakland.   Carpooling is being arranged.  Call our office if you wish to attend.

The Reggae Love Fest is just a week away – Aug. 28 from 4 -7 pmNative Elements is touted as the best reggae band in the Bay Area!  This is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends to share a beautiful, relaxing afternoon with you.  Great food is coming your way too.  Thanks to those who have volunteered to assist the Planning Committee (Carol Baraka, Julie and Robert Arnone). Last minute volunteers are encouraged to arrive by 3:15 pm. Please bring extra Lawn Chairs if you have them.

Gratitude to Amar and Sybomar Khalsa and friend Eric and Kelly for their music leadership this morning.   If you would like additional chant music for home use, their son Ram Dass (an equally gifted musician) has just produced his first CD – The Alchemist’s Prayer. 5 copies will be available at worship next week.

“For the beauty of the earth and sky, beloved.
For the beauty of the fire and flow, beloved.
I will know you, I will know.”

Blessings, Pr. Steve