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Meant for Rest

In nearly every group I have been a part of for the past week the same dominate theme continues--we are tired, we are overwhelmed, we are weary, we are "over it." Our prayer lists seem to grow longer by the day with all that is happening in our personal lives, social circles and in the world.

Last week Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber wrote an article titled "If you can't take it anymore there's a reason." In her article she describes a fuse box which is over-loaded and says:

"I think of that fuse box often these days, because friends, I just do not think our psyches were developed to hold, feel and respond to everything coming at them right now; every tragedy, injustice, sorrow and natural disaster happening to every human across the entire planet, in real time every minute of every day." It is not our imagination, it is tough to be alive right now and to be paying attention. With the sense of fatigue in mind I remember the words of Deuteronomy 5:14

"But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or the resident alien in your towns, so that your male and female slave may rest as well as you." and Matthew 11:28 "Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."

This Sunday is our quarterly community meeting which includes an opportunity for membership and the election of members to our church board. For our sermon time we will have 4 prayer stations each of which will provide us with a different opportunity to practice different kinds of rest.

If you are unable to join us this Sunday but would like to experience the stations focused on different kinds of rest please reach out, I am happy to share these activities with you to practice at home.

Come as you are, stay as you are able.

Sunday Rhythm

3pm Work Together

4pm Worship

5pm Eat together grab and go style format

All Are Welcome

Come as you are, stay as you are able.

In Faith,

Rev. Amanda

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