Seattle Unity Sunday Videos 03-12-2017—”The Ultimate Wireless”

Sunday Service Videos March 12th, 2017—”The Ultimate Wireless”—Here are the links and players to the music videos and sermon from 03-12-2017, with Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon titled “The Ultimate Wireless.” “The Ultimate Wireless” approaches the transformational journey with an analogy between the wireless capabilities and requisite passwords phones and computers use to connect to the Internet, and using prayer to establish our own spiritual connection with God—that which is sacred. See below for details.

 

Erin McGaughan Song “Desert Song”

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Erin McGaughan Song “Day by Day”

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Ceremony—Welcoming Four New Seattle Unity Members

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Erin McGaughan and Diane Robertson Conduct Four Directions Ceremony

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Rev. Lindvig Sermon Part 1—“The Ultimate Wireless” & Sada Simran on Sikhism

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Rev. Lindvig “Wireless” Sermon Part 2—Earth Religions & McGaughan Song “Earth is a Woman”

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SERMON SUMMARY

http://seattleunity.org—In Part One of her this sermon titled “The Ultimate Wireless,” Rev. Karen Lindvig offers an analogy between the wireless capabilities and requisite passwords phones and computers use to connect to the Internet, and using prayer to establish our own spiritual connection with God—that which is sacred. Karen explores how Native Americans, Africans, Pagans, and Celts say Earth prayers. Just as Buddhism has influenced our culture to the importance of generosity and loving kindness, just as Yoga has blessed us, so have the Native traditions opened our eyes to the beauty of Mother Earth. Sada Simian offers his perspectives on Sikhism.

In Part Two of her this sermon titled “The Ultimate Wireless,” Rev. Karen Lindvig offers an analogy between the wireless capabilities and requisite passwords phones and computers use to connect to the Internet, and using prayer to establish our own spiritual connection with God—that which is sacred. Karen explores how Native Americans, Africans, Pagans, and Celts say Earth prayers. Just as Buddhism has influenced our culture to the importance of generosity and loving kindness, just as Yoga has blessed us, so have the Native traditions opened our eyes to the beauty of Mother Earth. Erin McGaughan sings “Earth is a Woman” a song by Dakota Butterfield. Erin was accompanied on vocals by DIOS members Jennifer Peloquin, Xana Vegsundvaag, Sally Annabella, Sierra Clifford, Anna Michaels and Patrick Heard, along with the Seattle Unity House Band. Erin McGaughan produced the music for the service.

Key quotations related to this sermon:

Sri Guru Granth Sahib: “There are five prayers and five times of day for prayer; the five have five names. Let the first be truthfulness, the second honest living, and the third charity in the Name of God. Let the fourth be good will to all, and the fifth the praise of the Lord.”

Mul Mantra, Sikh prayer: “One Creator. Truth is His name. Doer of everything. Fearless, Revengeless, Undying, Unborn, Self illumined, The Guru’s gift, Meditate! True in the beginning. True through all the ages. True even now. Oh Nanak it is forever true.”

An Iroquois Prayer:
“We return thanks to our mother, the earth, which sustains us.
 We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water.

We return thanks to the moon and the stars, which have given us their light when the Sun was gone.

We return thanks to our grandfather He-no, who has given to us his rain.

We return thanks to the sun, that he has looked upon the Earth
with a beneficent eye.

Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit in whom is embodied all goodness. and who directs all things, for the good of his children.”

Native African Prayer: “Almighty God, the Great Thumb we cannot evade to tie any knot; the Roaring Thunder that splits mighty trees; the all-seeing Lord up on high who sees even the footprints of an antelope on a rock mass here on Earth. You are the one who does not hesitate to respond to our call. You are the cornerstone of peace.”