Dr. Seuss pondered “How did it get so late so soon?” In this farewell sermon, we’ll consider how time might be more than the mere progression of days, an invitation to a deeper experience of life.
Speaker: Rev. Samuel Schaal
We get used to routine and resist change. But perhaps our lives are works in progress. Perhaps each of us is evolving toward a fuller expression of whatever it is we are supposed to be.
Who, me? I can’t do that! But when the Spirit says do, well… Sometimes we have to move forward even when we don’t have all we need for the journey.
Sometimes, when our hopes are obstructed and our intentions impeded, our real work is unveiled.
In a world of transience, what is permanent? What saves us and what does not? To what do we hold? From what do we let go?
Who are we? Where do we come from? In both our individual and family lives, how do we understand the events of our history? How have those events shaped who we are?
Are our lives merely the results of our particular history? Or is the nature of reality open to novelty, creatively advancing in new directions? What is the trajectory of our lives?
Join us for this annual service, which marks the births, deaths, and other significant “turnings” in the lives of the Emerson community during the year past.
Before Christmas comes, we encounter the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. This darkness can be nourishing, providing the soulful gifts of emptiness, expansiveness and expectation.
All Souls / Day of the Dead
In this special service honoring the memory of all those we have loved and lost, we contemplate the mystery of being born and having to die. What in our life is immortal?