"The Longest Days"
Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.
As we approach the Summer Solstice, when the days are at their longest, our own energy may be undergoing a shift. In work, school and congregational life, summer often brings a welcome change from the busy productivity of the spring. Many of us may be recalibrating and seeking rest. If so, the Solstice provides an invitation to return to the rhythms of nature…to tune in to darkness as well as light…to open up to silence and stillness.
This Sunday, we’ll seek to un-complicate our lives for a sacred hour, so that we may find the stillness we are seeking--not only on the longest days, but all days! After the service, do stay for the special dedication of the beautiful paintings now displayed in our narthex: timeless images by renowned Anishnaabe artist Leland Bell. Shawn will officiate a short ceremony at 12:15 p.m. after coffee hour.
This Sunday marks the last service before Shawn and I both begin summer intervals of vacation and study leave. This week Danielle Webber will begin her summer ministry, which I hope will be a time of inspiration and deepening for all! I look forward to seeing you when I return in August, and wish you all the best for your summer journeys.
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