Pastor’s Weekly Message: 07.09.14

Grace Waves

Dear Guardians of Joy and Praise:

If you want to befriend the Divine Wow, you must not only be willing to change ceaselessly — you have to love to change ceaselessly.  Lucky you:  All of creation is conspiring to help you live like that. —Rob Brezny

Interview Coaching at FCI Dublin on July 30:  If anyone would like to meet briefly after the service at Peace on Sunday, July 13 to discuss approaches to interview coaching  just let  Ron Elsdon know.

Night Ministry Walk Around:  Members of our Youth Group strolled the streets of the Tenderloin in San Francisco on Wednesday night with the Night Minister Rev. Lyle Beckman.  (Pr. Lyle has preached at Peace over the years.)  Perhaps you will learn soon about their experiences on the streets.

Need Inspiration?  Check out our Peace website.  Amazing contributions from thinkers, artists and poets at Peace as well as the courage and joy received from viewing the many ways in which we manifest our highest aspirations!

“The Justice Advocacy committee is meeting at Ron and Linda Elsdon’s home in Danville at noon on Saturday, July 19.  All are welcome.  Please e-mail Ron and Linda at renewal@elsdon.com (if you haven’t already done so) if you would like to come.”

Keep in your prayers:  Mark, Annegret, Gen, the wife of Fr. Chris, the children fleeing to our country to find safety and their parents; our youth and their parents; those who are traveling; and gratitude for those who have found work.

Just a reminder if you are available to save Friday at 6:30 pm for a fascinating film, The Triplets of Belleville. Written and directed by Sylvain Chomet, his mesmerizing hand-drawn animation (not CGI) tells a quirky tale of how an old woman with a club foot and a very fat dog become superheroes. When Madame Souza’s grandson is kidnapped while competing in the Tour de France bicycle race, she is assisted by an eccentric singing trio to save him. If you enjoy fine hand-drawn animation, quirky surrealism and snappy cabaret music, this is the film for you! Run time 80 minutes; PG 13 rating; free. Join us for popcorn during, discussion after. It received two Academy Award nominations in 2004. Surreal Comedy would be the best way to describe it – you will not be bored!

From the Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda

Is it true that the vests are preparing to revolt?

Who sings in the deepest water in the abandoned lagoon?

Why do all silkworms live so raggedly?

Why is it so hard, the sweetness

of the heart of the cherry?

Why did cheese decide to perform heroic deeds in France?

Why don’t the poor understand as soon as they stop being poor?

Where does the rainbow end, in your soul or on the horizon?

Blessings,  Pr. Steve