Upcoming Events
Sat, Sep 20: MCC Network Gathering
Sun, Sep 21: 12:30pm Sunday worship
Sun, Sep 28 12:30pm Sunday worship
Sat, Oct 11 PMCC Pancake Breakfast
That's Ridiculous!
Rev. Terri J. Echelbarger
Thursday, 18 September 2014
What does the deepest mirror show?
Thank you for this moment; I'm alive.
--who I'm speaking to I'll never know.
What does the deepest mirror show?
My soul the ocean where I daily dive.
Yield into the moment and let go.
What does the deepest mirror show?
Thank you. For this moment, I'm alive.
PRAY (ELUL 18) - Rabbi Rachel Barenblat (the Velveteen Rabbi)

Dear Peninsula MCC Friend:

Typically at PMCC this is the season of return. Our summer and vacation schedules settle down and attendance at PMCC picks up again through the holiday season. If you've been away, we've missed you! Come back to community and enjoy worship together, there is nothing like a community of voices raised in celebration of Love.

At sundown Wednesday evening (Sept. 24th) Rosh Hashanah begins. For practicing Jews, and those of us who wish to walk along with them, it is a time to, as the poet puts it, look into the deepest mirror at ourselves. Last week we talked about Paul's words to the quarreling early community in Rome. He tells them that each is accountable only to God. That's a serious responsibility. In some traditions that responsibility is tinged with fear of punishment, in others with the joy of connection.

This week we find some reassurance in the book of Matthew. There we are asked to wake up, while hearing a ridiculous and almost incomprehensible story of justice in the dominion of the divine. Following worship the Somewhere in the Middle group (for anyone with any gender who wants to talk about it).

Next week (Sept. 28th) is our Blessing of the Animals service. Please feel free to bring your friendly and leashed or caged pet to church with you... or, if your pet is better left at home (or passed away this year), a picture for the altar.

October 11th, 9:00am-11:00am, is the Pancake Breakfast! Bring your friends for a fabulous meal of pancakes, sausages (veggie and meat), eggs, juice, Peets coffee and fun! This is a fundraiser provided by the wonderful Church Ladies (these men and women can cook!) and costs $7.00 for adults/$3.00 for children. Tickets are sold at the door. However, you can also purchase advance tickets at PMCC (this will allow us to plan well for the amount of food to prepare).

Blessings,

Rev. Terri J. Echelbarger
Senior Pastor, Peninsula MCC