Alice Paul said, “I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end.”
This quote describes perfectly who we are as a faith community, pieces of and one beautiful, mosaic. As pieces, we make individual contributions as members of a commission, contributors to the Youth Program, vocalists in the Choir or ringers in the Bell Choir. We find our own connections to the Body of Christ through these individual stones.
Two Sundays ago, we delighted in the leadership of our Youth as they guided us through the experience of worship, as they expressed themselves in song and spoken word. We marveled at their insights, their courage to forge a different path for our nation and world.
This past Sunday, we gave thanks for a very special piece of the larger mosaic, Patrick Doyle. Pastors Cristina, Patty and Lisa spoke to us about the movement of spirit as it travels on a roller coaster, through sound waves and through flame. The Spirit continued to move us through our Congregational Meeting where a new slate of officers was approved by the congregation. Special recognition was given to our outgoing Clerk, Craig Fletcher and Vice-Moderator, Sara Gillam. At the end of Sunday, we were blessed by the official unveiling of our new piano, the complementing sound of our finely tuned organ and the brilliant voices of our choir.
The combination of these (and other pieces) enables us to fulfill our purpose of being “an inclusive faith presence in the city and beyond.” The descension of the Spirit on Pentecost continues to create an opening for the sounding of these “voices” to all who will hear. The uniting ability of the Spirit empowers us as the Body of Christ “to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God.”
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