Getting Comfortable with Grief

Getting Comfortable with Grief

July 16, 2017
Rev. Ruth MacKenzie

Over and over, in a myriad of ways, we are conditioned to believe that the goal of living is our comfort and happiness. Smiling emojis abound. Experiencing or living with the counterpoints to happiness—the grief, the tragedies, the melancholy—is somehow a failure on our part. But what if the purpose of the religious life is to go towards what hurts, to hold more than the simple binary of happy or sad, and to live in heart-aching wholeness?

Join us for worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 16.

Order of Service: July 16 Order of Service

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Offering Recipient: Augsburg Fairview Academy (give here)

Summer Worship Theme: Meeting the Moment
Sometimes it happens in a small room, when your mind quiets, and the rhythm of your breath begins to lead. Sometimes it happens in a conversation, when you take a leap of faith and step into a hard conversation. Sometimes it is that crazy notion that will not be pushed aside, and you make an about turn that leads into an unimaginable freshness of life and purpose. Sometimes it’s showing up in the streets, in a rotunda, in a meeting, in covenantal community. Sometimes it’s showing up for yourself. The religious life is meeting the moment over and over again. Join us this summer as ministers and speakers from all different walks of life, and contexts tell of their spiritual grounding, and stories of meeting the moment.

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