Sunday Service Videos November 17th, 2013—”Be the Blessing”

The monthly service theme at Seattle Unity Church for November, 2013, is “Spiritual Home.” Here are the links and players to the music videos and sermon from Sunday, 11-17-2013, with the sermon titled “Be the Blessing.”

Christina Brewer Sings “There’s a Church Within Us”

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Christina Brewer Sings “O Breath of Life”

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Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Be the Blessing”

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Christina Brewer Sings “Testify to Love”

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SERMON DETAILS:—Rev. Karen Lindvig builds on her theme for November, which is to explore the meaning of one’s spiritual home. She offers ways of deepening the sacredness of our space by enhancing the heart-based approach to handling situations, which enables us to create sacred space wherever we go by being the blessing. She then expands the concept of one’s spiritual home to include the entire Earth. Because this next week marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22nd, 1963, Rev. Karen leads the group in an exercise in remembering and healing that event of the images related to it. She also explores the meaning of the larger problems that have developed since then, including the climate crisis and the increase in random shootings of all kinds. She tells the story of the recent occupation of the church by a Seattle SWAT team to prevent violence in the building next door and the staff members’ reaction in prayer.

Key quotations and ideas related to this sermon:

John 13:34 ““A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.“

Eckhart Tolle: “The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.”

Rumi: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”

Deborah Rozman:
1. “Shift your attention to the area of your heart and breathe slowly and deeply.
2. Activate and sustain a genuine feeling of appreciation or care for someone or something in your life.
3. Radiate these feelings of care and appreciation toward yourself and others for five minutes or longer.”

Barbara Thorp:
“When the I, Me, my Mind
Connects to the One – the Divine Self
Then the I becomes the we
And we create community.”