Pastor’s Weekly Message: 06.13.14

Grace Waves


The deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion.  It is wordless:  Beyond words, beyond speech, and beyond concepts.  Not that we discover a new unity.  We discover an older unity.  My dear sisters and brothers, we are already one but we imagine that we are not. What we have to recover is our original unity.  What we have to be is what we are.  —Thomas Merton, Monk

An enlightening and fiery Pentecost was shared by all this past Sunday.  Aiden’s Baptism lent special joy to this 3rd High Feast Day of the Church.  The music, our Tent of Meeting, the glorious flowers, beautiful art,  and flying champagne corks (we were called to become New Wineskins!) filled the liturgy with depth and festivity.  Thank God the Spirit continues to give birth to us and new visions!

Mozart’s ‘Coronation Mass’ will be performed this Saturday, June 14 at 7:00 pm at Peace by The Pacific Choir and Coelis Ensemble.  An 8 piece Orchestra will accompany the singers.  Only 4 of our 25 Free Tickets remain – contact me if you want to claim these.  Invite friends for this superb evening of classical and contemporary music!

The Broadway Chorus sings ‘The Colors of Broadway’:  Martha invites you to attend either Saturday, June 14 at 2pm or 8pm or Sunday June 15 at 2pm in Pleasanton at the Amador Theater.  Call 925-462-2121 for tickets.

Hot Fun in the Summertime / Solstice Celebration – Saturday, June 21 at 5:00 pm.  Time to kick back and relax with the Arrival of Summer. Kids welcomed!

Chuck is preparing the Tastiest BBQ on the Planet – he always delivers!  He is calling this our ‘Crab Feed for the Summertime’. He is expecting at least 100 people for this occasion – just Come and Enjoy!  Please invite friends who have never been to Peace before. There will be Steel Drums, Music and Dancing plus an opportunity to Walk the Labyrinth and mark the pivot point for 2014.  A joyful time to Party at Peace!

Congratulations to Ken and Michael who will be married on June 13.  Blessings on your marriage.  We are happy for you.  Truly Love makes a family!

We begin to bid farewell to Seminarian Brock Klobe this Sunday.  His Internship among us will conclude at the end of June.   What a rich year we have shared.  Make sure you get to share your words of wisdom and gratitude with Brock during these next two weeks.

Dazzle Broadway – Our Way!  Gary invites you to the SF Gay Men’s Chorus Concerts on either June 25, 26 or 27 at 8:00 pm at the Nourse Theatre in San Francisco.  Carpool arrangements can be made.  Contact the office if you are interested.

Clothing Free – Cycle  / June 22:   Have clothes you have grown tired of or grown out of?  Between now and June 22, please bring unwanted men’s and women’s clothing,shoes, jewelry, handbags, knick-knacks, etc. to Peace on Sunday and they will have a chance for a second life with someone else.  Clothing must be in good condition, clean and free of stains or tears.  Also please deliver clothes to the church on hangers when possible.  Simply bring it in when you come to services (June 15 is ideal) and we’ll take care of the rest. On June 22, a changing room and mirror will be provided as well as a chair to try on shoes.

Congratulations to all the graduates!

God is always Self-giving; the Creation is the gift of God’s Self-emptying.  God’s compassion is endless.  God is love.  Divine love is the endlessly, generous self-pouring of mercy and forgiveness upon everyone.

Pentecost Wisdom,  Pr. Steve