Oakland church

“Unless the Eye Catch Fire…”

This Sunday we are celebrating Pentecost! 

Early in the service, to honor the diversity of people from all over the world I will invite people to greet each other, speaking  in various “tongues” besides English.  Please, come and open us to new ways of saying, “Good morning!” “How are you?”

We are also celebrating what we love about our congregation… what it means to be a green congregation, an open and affirming congregation, a jubilee congregation, a congregation blessed to be located in such a beautiful setting, a love puddle, or whatever it is; we’ll invite audience members to come forward to express your gratitude during our thank offering. 

In anticipation of the power of this Sunday, I am reminded of the words of William Blake: 

 Unless the eye catch fire, God will not be seen.Heart and flames

 Unless the ear catch fire, God will not be heard.

 Unless the tongue catch fire, God will not be named.

 Unless the heart catch fire, God will not be loved.

 Unless the mind catch fire, God will not be known.

May we all be kindled in the fire of God’s love!

Blessings and see you this Sunday! With love, Pastor Laurie

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