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CONCORDIA CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING CELEBRATION SERVICE AUGUST 13, 2017
Lesson: Loving What Is Lesson By: Rev. Celeste M. Warner
Dear Ones, Please join me in celebration and in fellowship on Sunday August 13, 2017 at Concordia CSL. I trust this communication finds each of you joyous and healthy! We will be taking a look at “Loving What Is” in our life and in our world. Although we can be met by things and conditions that at first glance appear hard to accept, we also know the Truth about ourselves and all other beings. We will look at our lives through the eyes of love and see the Truth of God’s presence everywhere.
I look forward to Sunday with great joy! Rev. Celeste M. Warner Staff Minister Concordia Center for Spiritual Living
What follows are some quotes about “Accepting and Loving What Is” from our Beloved Dr. Ernest Holmes: Science of Mind Magazine There is something about you and me that is cosmic, universal, that stretches over time and space; let us learn to think better of ourselves. You know, you don’t have to be conceited to say, “God made me, and God cannot make mistakes. No matter what it looks like, God did not make a mistake when It made me.” God didn’t make a mistake. God cannot err. (July 2001, p. 11)
Thoughts Are Things (1967)
It is impossible for you to receive that which your mind refuses to accept. If you desire to receive more you need to consciously develop the ability to mentally encompass it. You make your life mean, little, and limit its possibilities when you refuse to accept the whole gift of God. As you open your consciousness to a greater receptivity of the Divine, to an enlarged concept of the good that can flood your experience, life will take on a new and wonderful meaning. (p. 71.1) There is nothing in the Universe that limits you, or that would or could desire to limit you. There is nothing in the Universe that withholds from you because in so doing it would withhold from itself. You are some part of its purpose, therefore. The Spirit seeks, urges, pushes against you to fulfill itself. No matter how abundantly the Horn of Plenty may pour out its universal gifts, there must be a bowl of acceptance, a chalice of expectancy, or the gift cannot be complete. (p. 72.1)
SAVE THE DATE:Our annual “Outdoor Celebration Service and Community Picnic” is Sunday, August 20th at Canonicus in Exeter. Service starts at 10.00AM – Everyone welcome, a wonderful way to introduce those in our life to Concordia. Refer to details in Fellowship Hall.
A workshop on Gratitude, Sunday, August 13th immediately after our service – love offering accepted Gratitude: the Golden Key to Unlocking the Good in your Life. After our Service today, August 13th from 11:30am - 1:00 pm in Fellowship Hall, Join Kathy Black for this 90-minute workshop as we practice in-the-moment gratitude and see more clearly the overflow of Good that God has for us now! - Free will offering accepted to benefit Concordia Teen Summer Camp Fund.
Joan James meditation group continues to meet at Concordia in Fellowship Hall each Sunday night and continues untilAugust 20thfrom 7:00 - 8:00 PM. A love offering will be graciously accepted. Meditation will focus on the silence of the conscious mind, allowing the inner self to speak and the breath and heart to calm, relax and guide. Guided imagery, breath, visualization and walking meditations will all be experienced. All are welcome, no experience necessary.
SAVE THE DATE: our next Gong Bath Celebration is Friday, September 15th from 7pm to 8:30pm in Fellowship Hall.
Our leadership Council is calling a Special Meeting on Sun, September 17, 11:30am – 12:30pm – everyone is invited
ON GOING PROGRAMS We are thrilled as we continue to offer a wide variety of spiritual, educational and social programs for all ages in our Community – Details are available at our Community Information Center, the upstairs Foyer, our weekly newsletter and from the persons referenced. You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter today at our Information Center.