Seattle Unity Sermon Videos 12-09-2018—”Christmas Presence”

Rev. Karen Lindvig Sunday Sermon
“Christmas Presence”

Sunday Service Video December 9th, 2018—”Christmas Presence”—Here is the link and player to Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Sunday sermon of 12-09-2018. Rev. Karen continues her 2018 sermons to create in-depth understanding of how to practice the 2018 Annual Theme, “The Inner Pilgrimage.” Karen will emphasize the sub-theme in November/December called “The Practice of Coming Home.”

In this sermon titled “Christmas Presence,” Karen focuses on the journey home. That is, the psychological and spiritual journey home to the Self, to the divine center—to God, to the birth of Christ within. Karen emphasizes that…(see more below)

Also, Marcia Rutan offers her reading “My Christmas Wish to You.” (Details and video below.)

Marcia Rutan Reading “My Christmas Wish to You”

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Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Christmas Presence”

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Sermon Summary

Title: “Christmas Presence”

http://seattleunity.org — Reverend Karen Lindvig’s sermon on December 9th, 2018 is titled “Christmas Presence.” Rev. Karen continues her 2018 sermons to create an in-depth understanding of how to practice the 2018 Annual Theme, “The Inner Pilgrimage,” with a focus on the November/December sub-theme of “The Practice of Coming Home.”

In this sermon titled “Christmas Presence,” Karen focuses on the journey home. That is, the psychological and spiritual journey home to the Self, to the divine center—to God, to the birth of Christ within. Karen emphasizes that this means harnessing the New Thought idea of awakening the power of our inner wisdom so we are not dependent on worldly or conventional wisdom. Through sharing a series of stories, Karen explores this process of psycho-spiritual coming home through the story of the birth of Jesus so we can be present to whatever we are experiencing inwardly and outwardly.

Key quotations related to this sermon:

Matthew 2:11:

“And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

“Ultimately the pilgrimage leads us back home again. We always return bearing gifts for the community. We are always called back to share what we have been given with others.”

Christine Valters Paintner:

“Remember those who have traveled alongside of you as well as the thousands of souls who have traveled ahead of you and those still to come. You might even see their footprints on the road.”

R. S. Thomas:

“The point of traveling is not to arrive but to return home laden with pollen you shall work up into honey the mind feeds upon.”

 

Marcia Rutan Reading “My Christmas Wish to You”:

My Christmas Wish to You

By Catherine Pulisfer

“If I could wish a wish for you,
it would be for peace, faith and happiness.
Not only at Christmas, but for the whole year through.

I wish that there always be food on your table.
That you always give to those less fortunate.

May you always take time to share, and thank those who have blessed you.
I wish for time, so you may reflect on the blessings that you have,
And that you express your love to those who are dear to you.

May you never feel lonely, because there are those who care.
And that you realize: you are special, you are unique,
you make a difference, not only at Christmas, but all year.

I wish for your thoughts to be positive ones,
that you never quit, that you never give up, and that you continue to learn.

I wish for the love and peace of God to be yours always.”

Link to reading:

https://seattleunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/reading-20181209.pdf

Link to this service:

https://seattleunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/oos-20181209.pdf

 

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