Grace Upon Grace

July 8, 2021

It’s true there are things to complain about (the heat). It’s true there is plenty to worry about (fires). It’s true the world doesn’t always unfold the way we think it should (hardly ever). And it’s also true that if we pay attention, we will see that grace surrounds us at every turn. Grace: gifts given without charge, no need to pass any tests to see if we qualify. John’s gospel tells us “From his fullness we have all received grace upon grace.” I will be preaching as we explore our experiences of grace. Join us on-line Sunday at 10:00am.

This weekend I will lead a workshop on Celtic spirituality…an ancient tradition that speaks to us in our time because of its deep reverence for the earth, its sense of the sacredness of ordinary life, its valuing of creativity and imagination. Even Celtic art (crosses, knots) is unique. We meet at church from 1-4pm this Saturday and Sunday. You can still register at www.uccmissoula.org/events (or just show up.) If smoke or heat is a problem, we’ll gather in the narthex. Bring your mask.

Remember that next week, July 25, we will meet in person in the courtyard for Poetry Sunday, a special worship service that will make us mindful of delight and sabbath. A shorter version will be available online too.

Peace to each of you.

Janice

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July 15, 2021

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