Seattle Unity Sermon Video 05-05-2019—”A Time for Everything”

Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sermon
“A Time for Everything”

Sunday Service Video May 5th 2019—“A Time for Everything”—Here is the link and player to Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon of 05-05-2019 along with the reading, by Tamara Coleman.

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 her sermon “A Time for Everything” Karen refers to the famous saying in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 that begins with “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” She explores…(see more below)

Tamara Coleman’s Reading—”Ecclesiastes 3:1-8””

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Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sermon—”A Time for Everything”

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Sermon Summary

Title:A Time for Everything”

http://seattleunity.org — 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 her sermon “A Time for Everything” Karen refers to the famous saying in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 that begins with “For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.” She explores cycles of impermanence with technological devices that come and go; our building that has a life cycle of construction, functioning, and then being replaced; separate, distinct religions that arise, and then must change, merge with others, or pass away; the Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva; generations of Americans that are born, emerge into adulthood and influence, and then pass away, yielding to the next generations. She concludes with a statement about higher orders of living no matter were we are in a life cycle.

Quotations related to this sermon:

Ecclesiastes 3:1:
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven.”

Mark 4:28:
“The Earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.”

Caroline Myss:
“The moment you come to trust chaos, you see God clearly. Chaos is divine order, versus human order. Change is divine order, versus human order. When the chaos becomes safety to you, then you know you’re seeing God clearly.”

Sir Thomas Browne:
“All things began in order, so shall they end, and so shall they begin again; according to the ordainer of order and mystical mathematics of the city of heaven.”

Tamara Coleman Reading “Ecclesiastes 3:1-8”:

Here is the text of the reading:

A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

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Link to service flyer for 05-05-2019:

https://seattleunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/20190505-Sunday-Service-PDF.pdf

 

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