The Choral Project had a wonderful time on our brief tour to southern California, including the lovely experience of rain along the way. Some of you came to our “get away” concert at Los Altos United Methodist Church on Friday. Saturday night we sang in a beautiful Catholic church in Visalia; Sunday afternoon in a charming little Episcopal Church in Los Olivos and Monday night in the large Episcopal church in Palm Desert (where Gerald Ford’s memorial service was held.) We were well received by good audiences in all venues and it was a joy to travel and make music with my fellow choristers. Thanks to Ra Amen and Doug and everyone who “held the fort” last Sunday. It is not too late to give a gift in support of CIC ministries in Santa Clara jails.
This week we will continue our Lenten journey into “Adventures in Global Uprising.” The texts that Brian McLaren is giving us from the “Sermon on the Mount” are indeed revolutionary, if read and practiced with open eyes and ears, hearts and minds. Jesus tells his followers that we are “salt of the earth” and “light to the world.” These are both foundational and transformative claims. How do they apply to us as contemporary followers of the Christ? Doug will be preaching this Sunday and we will celebrate communion.
In Adult Spiritual Formation we will consider the question of “what to do about bullying.” When we focused on peace and peacemaking last fall, several of you asked that we explore this more deeply, especially around issues of bullying and just war. So Sunday we will have one of those discussions.
Come at 10:00 AM and stay for Adult Spiritual Formation. Then join us for brunch/lunch at Olive Garden at 12:45 PM. Bring some others along to share the day.
May we continue to grow together as God’s people.