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"Wise Words"

Several people asked to have some of the “Wise Words” from Sunday's sermon in writing. Here are some that you might not easily find otherwise: 

Maya Angelou: You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. 

Parker Palmer: The deeper our faith, the more doubt we must endure; the deeper our hope, the more prone we are to despair; the deeper our love, the more pain its loss will bring: these are a few of the paradoxes we must hold as human beings. If we refuse to hold them, in the hopes of living without doubt, despair, and pain, we also find ourselves living without faith, hope, and love. 

Mother Teresa: Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. 

Fred Rogers: Often when you think you are at the end of something, you are at the beginning of something else. 

This coming Sunday, we will honor and celebrate our church's decision to publicly be a church of welcome for all. Reconciling Sunday – when we clearly state that LGBTQI human beings are part of us and without question part of God's family. We are better for having taken this stand, a stand of grace and hope and people who believe in the future. 

As part of Reconciling Sunday, the choir will be singing a song we heard from the Texas Boys Choir when they were here last Spring. Many commented on how they loved the song! We had a composer add parts to make it for a full adult choir, and will debut that this week! 

Join us for a great Sunday! 

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