Dear Peninsula MCC Friend:
Join us on Sunday for the second in a series of ideas worth exploring: Renew Life!
Halloween falls between this Sunday and next and the image of the mummy is an iconic one -- wrapped in strips of cloth. As a child at Halloween parties we did it with toilet paper, maybe some of you did too. This week we explore the image of Lazarus returning to life, wrapped in cloth, just like one of those mummies. Jesus asks those watching to unwrap him -- a prerequisite for his return to the living. Don't we all need to "rise from the dead" once in a while? Where might each of us need to be unwrapped for a fuller life?
Following worship this week the Peer Wellness Ministry Team is offering a workshop for Advance Directive planning in the Pine Room (behind the kitchen). We'll learn more about Five Wishes, and begin completing them for ourselves. "Five Wishes ... helps adults express how they want to be cared for in case they become seriously ill and can't speak for themselves." It is written in everyday language and covers medical, legal, personal, spiritual, and family matters. PMCC will provide the forms and other materials needed. Come by yourself or with your partner or other (adult) loved one, and join us as we explore this tool for greater peace of mind.
Meditation in the Zen Tradition happens at 3:00pm.
Next Wednesday, October 29, 7:00pm: Spiritual Disciplines: This group will gather to experience some new ways to connect to God and texts of faith. Meeting at PMCC with Sharon Henry.
Next Sunday: It's All Saints Day with Manny Chargualaf. (Daylight Savings time ends.) Bring a picture, if you'd like, of someone who no longer walks the earth but lives in your heart. Pictures of anyone you consider a saint is also welcome on this special day.
Rev. Terri J. Echelbarger
Senior Pastor, Peninsula MCC
Upcoming Services and Events:
Tuesday, Nov. 4th: Don’t forget to vote!
Wednesday, Nov. 5th, 7:00pm: Spiritual Disciplines: A Wednesday Study Group. This group will gather to experience some new ways to connect to God and texts of faith. Meeting at PMCC with Sharon Henry.
Nov. 9: Revisit Born Again: "You must be born again," what?
Nov. 16: Release Shame – go ahead, you can do it!
Nov. 23: Transgender Day of Remembrance, a special service being planned by the Somewhere in the Middle group.