A New Ending

A New Ending

May 28, 2017
Terri Burnor

The textures of life and death are created by the stories shared and the ones that remain hidden. We feel our memories physically and work their well-worn tracks in the actions we repeat. What if we change the storylines to a new way of being that leads us from the known to the unknown?

Join us for worship, led by guest preacher Terri Burnor, at 10 a.m. this Sunday.

Order of Service: May 28 Order of Service

Listen to the Call to Worship and Sermon:

Offering Recipient: Gardening Matters (give here)

Guest Preacher: Terri Burnor is a candidate for ministry and a 2015 graduate of United Theological Seminary in New Brighton. She just finished serving as a CPE Chaplain for a corrections reentry center (also known as a halfway house). In the 2015/2016 church year, she was the full-time Intern Minister for First Unitarian Portland in Oregon. Terri lives in St. Paul with her spouse and their dog.

May Worship Theme: Embodiment
In her poem, “Shoulders,” Naomi Shihab Nye describes a man carrying his child across a busy street. He looks left and right several times, knowing he carries precious cargo. As he does, “His ear fills up with breathing. He hears the hum of a boy’s dream deep inside him.” She then says, “We’re not going to be able to live in this world if we’re not willing to do what he’s doing with one another.” Religion is more than just affirming a set of beliefs. Religion is embodying those principles in the real world, as a parent, a friend, an advocate, an ally, a lover, a colleague. We are here to have our ears filled with the world’s breathing and embody the hum of one another’s dreaming deep inside our living.

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