In Between: Rites of Passage
Sermon by Curtis Murphy, Summer Minister.
I'm glad to be back in the pulpit this Sunday after being away the last two Sundays. It was a well-timed and well-needed break - those of you who were at the service last week will have heard that Carly and I welcomed our newborn son, Darragh Corwin Gaylor Murphy, on July 9. Everyone is healthy, resting, and enjoying getting to know each other.
This week we resume exploring life stages and transitions with a service on rites of passage and in-between times. We tend to associate the concept of rites of passage with the transition from childhood to adulthood, but this is just one of many transitions in life which have been traditionally marked with ritual. We'll explore he relationship between gradual and dramatic change, and ask what it takes to navigate this in life-giving ways, as well as the role of mentors and communities of support.
Yours on the journey,
Curtis Murphy, Summer Minister
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