Sermon by Lynn Harrison, Summer Minister.
The summer season is often portrayed as carefree and joyful…but it’s not always so. It can be especially difficult to find hope and courage when our circumstances don’t match the sunny weather. Songs and stories can provide guidance for us, and spiritual practices such as prayer and meditation can help.
As we face what is “not easy” as a caring community, and cultivate gratitude along the way, we can create lives that are (in the words of one poet we’ll hear on Sunday) “large enough for fear and doubt.”
I hope you’ll join us, as we acknowledge that the living may not always be easy, but that we can continue to rise up singing. To inspire us, we’ll be treated to Kate Kudelka singing Gershwin’s classic, and Aria Umezawa with a gem by Billy Joel.