What Have We Done?
When I work with couples who are planning to get married, I often say, “If there are challenges you’re facing now in your relationship, don’t expect them to go away after your wedding day. That’s not some magical point that makes everything better.” The same could be said for this election. We’re living into the reality of a new president, but what have we done this election season? What has been unleashed from Pandora’s Box over these past 18 months – and how might we respond? The election is over, but the work is just beginning.
Rev. Justin Schroeder is preaching this Sunday. Join us for worship at 9:30 or 11:15 a.m.!
Listen to the Call to Worship and Sermon:
Order of Service: November 13 Order of Service
Offering Recipient: Standing Rock Sioux (give here)
Music: First Universalist Choir with World Drum Ensemble from Anoka Community College
November Worship Theme: Making Space for Discomfort
M. Scott Peck writes: “The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” Most of us want to get to the end of an uncomfortable situation, or an unfulfilled time as soon as humanly possible. We often will choose a questionable equilibrium over a generative imbalance any day. But what if we placed the mantle of discomfort squarely upon our shoulders, and embraced it as our greatest spiritual teacher. This month, we practice making space for discomfort and the truer answers it has to teach.