Rev.  Jan Bihl
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Join us here online Sundays at 10 am for a new series: Wholehearted: Guideposts For Faithful Living

This worship series connects Brene Brown’s best-seller, The Gifts of Imperfection with biblical texts and insights. Each service will concentrate on an aspect of soul work that will better equip you to deepen and mature your faith and discipleship.

Each service will concentrate on enriching the soil of your soul… equipping you to deepen and enliven your relationship with God, with yourself, and with others.

In Mark 4, Jesus tells a parable about a seed-sower who throws seed out in every direction. The seed that hit the path was eaten by birds. The seed that fell on places with thin soil sprang up quickly, but just as quickly withered in the sun. Other seed fell among weeds and was choked out. But the seed that fell on good soil grew very well and yielded a rich crop.

Like the Parable of the Sower and the seed, our souls need tending so that the seeds of Love can find good soil in which to be nurtured and flourish. One of our touchstones is Jesus’ great commandment: Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength…and love your neighbour as yourself…but how do we actually do that when we do not know or accept that we, ourselves, are deeply loved by God first?

Though it is not necessary to read the book along with worship, it would enhance your experience. The
introductory chapters give an excellent grounding in Brown’s use of terms like courage, compassion,
connection…love, belonging, being enough…and what gets in the way of us living a wholehearted life. The book should be available for purchase through most online booksellers and perhaps at the library.