Sunday Service Videos October 26th, 2014—”Live Long and Prosper” Here are the links and players to the music videos and sermon from 10-26-2014, with Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon titled “Live Long and Prosper.” The music of the service features the Seattle Unity House Band. Singing are Erin McGaughan and DIOS members Tenniel, Alex Kaethler Kronz, and Scott Meihn. Erin McGaughan produced the music for this service.
Song “What a Wonderful World”
Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Live Long and Prosper”
Justice Faith Ireland Presentation on Tithing
Song “I’m Alive”
https://seattleunity.org—Rev. Karen Lindvig gives her sermon titled “Live Long and Prosper.” This sermon expands the theme for 2014 called “Soul-Trek.” The sub-theme in the month of October is “Live Long and Prosper.” In her sermon “Live Long and Prosper,” Karen traces the origin of the Star Trek greeting by Star Trek alien Vulcan character Mr. Spock, and his split-fingered open hand greeting. She reveals it as a Jewish blessing, which says:
“May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
Rev. Karen conveys the idea of of a blessing for long life and prosperity through examples from recent tragic events, from a homo-phobic fight in an airport, to the tragic school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
The quest for peace and shining graciousness she illustrates with an example by Ekhart Tolle, as well as others.
Richard Levy Funeral Service, Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11 a.m.
Rev. Karen announced the day and time of the Seattle Unity funeral service for our former minister Richard Levy. His wife Maureen Levy will participate in the service.
Key quotes related to this sermon:
Numbers 6:22: “May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
Elizabeth Gilbert: “You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.”
Deuteronomy 11:26: “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse.”
Bob Dylan: “May you always know the truth, and see the lights surrounding you.”
Key idea related to this sermon:
You are a blessing and you have the power to do great good in the world. Let this Light shine so that all may be lifted up.