Seattle Unity Sermon and Three Stories Video 05-19-2019—”You Can Make a Difference”

Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sermon
And Three Stories by Louis Mason, Brian Emery and Faith Ireland
“You Can Make a Difference”

Sunday Service Video May 19th 2019 — “You Can Make a Difference” — Here is the link and player to Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon of 05-19-2019, and three stories by Lewis Mason, Brian Emory and Faith Ireland. Also, Song Mei Doran offers her reading of “Sangha.”

Every year, Rev. Karen Lindvig develops an annual theme for framing the sermon lessons for the year. The Annual Theme for Rev. Karen Lindvig’s 2019 sermons is “Riding the Tide of Impermanence.”

In this sermon — the second-to-the-last in the old church building — Rev. Karen Lindvig and three members of the Seattle Unity Community offer examples and stories of appreciation for their experiences, and for key events that occurred within the building. Rev. Karen focused on…(see more below)

Song Mei Doran Reading —”Sangha”

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Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sermon—”You Can Make a Difference”

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Sermon Summary

Title:You Can Make a Difference”

http://seattleunity.org — In this sermon — the second-to-the-last in the old church building — Rev. Karen Lindvig and three members of the Seattle Unity Community offer examples and stories of appreciation for their experiences, and for key events that occurred within the building. Rev. Karen focused on how we make a difference in each other’s lives in the creation of community. Consistent with the theme of “Riding the Tide of Impermanence,” Karen emphasized that community is constantly changing as people join and leave. She described examples of the undertakings and accomplishments, friendships and marriages, groups and activities, and more, that have occurred within the community. Karen read a thank-you letter from the AA Group that has been holding meetings for many years. She also told the story of Patti Harter from her book.

Lewis Mason, Brian Emory and Faith Ireland Also Speak

In addition, three members of the Seattle Unity Community spoke about their experiences: Lewis Mason, Brian Emory and Faith Ireland. They each shared key life-changing moments related to Seattle Unity where our Community made a difference.

Quotations related to this sermon:

Mother Teresa:

“In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

Aesop:

“No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.”

John 13:34:

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Margaret Mead:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Danna Faulds Poem: “Sangha”

Teach me what I cannot learn alone.

Let us share what we know,
and what we cannot fathom.

Speak to me of mysteries,
and let us never lie to one another.

May our fierce and tender longing
fuel the fire in our souls.

When we stand side by side,
let us dare to focus our desire on the truth.

May we be reminders,
each for the other,
that the path of transformation
passes through the flames.

To take one step is courageous,
to stay on the path day after day,
choosing the unknown,
and facing yet another fear,
that is nothing short of grace.

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Link to reading for 05-19-2019

https://seattleunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/20190519-READING.pdf

Link to service flyer for 05-19-2019:

https://seattleunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/oos20190519-Sunday-Service.pdf

 

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