Grace Waves 9.29.17




“What a fine place this world would be if the humanists tried to be human with others.

What a fine place this world would be if theists tried to be their brother’s/sister’s keeper as God wants them to be.

What a fine place this world would be if fundamentalists tried to exemplify the Sermon on the Mount.

What a fine place this world would be if christians tried to keep up with St. Francis of Assisi.”  ~Peter Maurin



St. Francis and the Animal Blessing happens this Sunday.  What a joyous day it will be!  Bring all of your animal friends to worship.  You are responsible for making sure they are as comfortable as they need to be.  How magnificent to celebrate that all of creation, the animals and all sentient beings belong to the Beauty of God!

The 13th Season of our Jazz Church West opens this Sunday at 5:00 pm with drummer Sylvia Cuenca’s Trio.  Get your heart stirring and dancing!   Thanks to Ed Klitsch for continuing to serve as our Jazz Catalyst (JazzCat)!

Peace Singers:  A dozen members of Peace are beginning to sing together, strengthen their voices, nourish community and soon sing for our worship!  The group is ‘finding its stride’ with proposed rehearsals with Elizabeth  at her home on either Thursday or Friday mornings.  Details to come as the Practice Rhythm emerges.

Embodied Earth Prayer:  Aloha Qiqong and the Franciscan Legacy:  Kaleo, Elise and I will lead this this Workshop at San Damiano Retreat Center this Saturday from 9:30 – 4 pm.  Deepen your connections with St. Francis and  eco-spirituality through embodied prayer.

Peace Youth Group October 8 at 12:30 pm:  Kids and parents will be meet at Peace that Sunday to envision and organize the year’s plans.  We are delighted that Seminarian Louis Moehlman and Chaplain Intern Crystal Larsen will be leading the Youth Group this year!!  From 2 – 4 pm that same day our Youth will join the Interfaith Youth Gathering at Beth Chaim who will be celebrating Sukkot – the Feast of Booths in the harvest season.

The High Holy Days conclude with Yom Kippur this Shabbat weekend.  Please keep our friends at Beth Chaim in your prayers.

First Friday Films – Oct. 6, 6:30 pm:  Join us for the winner of our “scary movie” contest, Beetlejuice, Tim Burton’s uproarious fantasy/comedy  as you’ve never seen it before – outside on the big screen!  When a recently-deceased ghost couple (Alec Baldwin + Geena Davis) find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they engage a sleazy ghost (Michael Keaton) who gets rid of humans to help them. Run time 92 min.; rated PG. Please bring munchies to share.

“The heavens proclaim your glory, O God,

and the firmament shows forth the work of your hands.

Day after day takes up the story

and night after night makes known the message.


No speech, no word, no voice is heard

yet their span extends through all the earth,

their words to the utmost bound of the world.”  Psalm 19

Blessings,     Pr. Steve