795: The first peace, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their oneness
Day 795: Friday, May 20, 2022
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness
Looking forward to Sunday's Liturgy:
As we look around our world today, we continue to struggle to find the peace that Jesus promised. Terrible scenes from Ukraine fill our nightly news. Last weekend, 14 people died and 39 were wounded in mass shootings in Buffalo, Milwaukee, a church in Orange County, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Houston and Amarillo, Texas. Political divides make it difficult for elected officials to work together for the common good. Covid cases bring uncertainty and fear into our daily lives. Racism is still prevalent.
On Sunday our liturgy will focus on the peace our world needs, and we desire. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “Peace is not merely the absence of some negative force — war, tension, confusion, but it is the presence of some positive force — justice, goodwill, the power of the kingdom of God.”
From the Gospel of John: Jesus says: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid"
- Enid Macken, celebrant
Announcement #1: FUN! Zoom Synod Listening Session on Sunday, May 22 at 3:30 pm
Enid Macken and Denise Dixon are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Synod Listening Session on Sunday, May 22 at 3:30 pm. Part of the session would include time to identify the positive aspects of our Emmaus Community that often are not found in parish communities.
Our time identifying these positive elements would have value to Emmaus and let us consider ways to enhance these aspects in future liturgies and gatherings as well as conveying our hopes for the church in general.
Join Zoom Meeting Sunday May 22, 2022 at 3:30pm Pacific Time
Meeting ID: 519 315 8573
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Announcement #2: Concerts! Songs of Hope with Doug Harman and Michael John Fourier
Doug Harman and Michael John Fourier will be in concert at 7 PM
at Resurrection Parish on Saturday evening
And at Holy Spirit Parish on Sunday at 7 PM
Michael John plays guitar and sings with Doug accompanying on cello. Plan to be there!