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WORSHIP AT FAITH
Summer Worship 9:00AM
Sunday, May 31, 2015
First Reading: Isaiah 40:28-31
Second Reading: Psalm 121
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 5:13-16
“Poems for Pause and Power”
Dear People of Faith
I invite you to join me in a spiritual exercise I have practiced regularly for the past twenty years and will practice weekly on my sabbatical. It is a simple exercise of reflecting on the assigned Psalm for the week. The exercise is described below. The Psalm for the upcoming Sunday will appear on preceding Monday. May God bless each of us as we live into the Psalms this summer.
1. Psalm for the week May 31, Psalm 29
2. Read through once and pause for a few minutes to ponder the content
3. Read the passage through a second time looking for a phrase or image that seems to speak to you or grab your interest; hits home with you. Pause and reflect on that image or phrase
4. Read the passage through a third and final time concentrating on what that image or phrase you selected is saying to you. Pause. Hold that phrase in your mind and carry it with you the rest of the day and for the week.
5. Keep it simple. Read, pause and ponder; read, pause and ponder; read again and carry a phrase or image with you into the week.