Beguiled By Beauty

Beguiled by Beauty

Cultivating a Life of Contemplation & Compassion

October 11, 2020 – Present


Liturgy adapted from worshipdesignstudio.com/beauty
 
All things are beautiful–not by a standard of “pretty” as seen by our eyes, but by an essence of sacred worth that is sensed by the spirit. This is the root and heart of compassion and justice.
 
Beauty is the threshold to Divine Goodness and a door into radical compassion. “The difficulty and crisis of the world is overwhelming. It is virtually impossible to bear it without very deep resources. A life of prayer does not take us out of life but deeper into it.”

Beguiled by Beauty
November 15, 2020

Becoming an Instrument of the Good News
 
Have you been the bearer of Good news? Sometimes bringing news is a joy, sometimes the news is hard to take. As followers of Christ, we are called to bring the Good News… news of love, peace, and inclusion.
 
Join in worship to discover ways we might live as Beloveds of God who extend Goodness in the world. May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray.
 
 
  • Jelinda Blum, Liturgist Bonnie Inkman, Piano, Organ Ryan Ferguson, piano, vocals
  • Debra Bostron , Children’s Message Saint James Chancel Choir
  • Stephen Benson, Videography Rev Patricia Abell, Pastor

Beguiled by Beauty
November 8, 2020

Savoring Beauty
 
Who do you see when looking in the mirror… A beloved face, beautiful to behold or a face full of flaws? Who do you see when looking at another person… A beloved face, sacred and savored, or someone to shun or walk past without meeting their eyes?
 
Join in worship to discover ways we might live as Beloveds of God who extend Goodness in the world. May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray.
 
  • Scripture from the Song of Songs 4; 1-7
  • Derrick Stump serves as Liturgist
  • Edie Candee provides the Children’s Moment
  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor, leads Worship
  • Special music is provided by Hashini Amarasinghe, soloist and Ryan Ferguson, pianist

Beguiled by Beauty
November 1, 2020

Deep, Dark and Twinkling 

Offered by Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor

 
Join in worship to discover ways we might live as Beloveds of God who extend Goodness in the world. May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray.
 
  • Scripture from Psalm 135:1-3, 14-21
  • Jim Quindlen serves as Liturgist
  • Jane Ohlmacher provides the Children’s Moment
  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor, leads Worship
  • Special music is provided by Alejandra & Ryan Ferguson

Beguiled by Beauty
October 25, 2020

Offered by Donna Benson, Certified Lay Servant


Join in worship to discover ways we might live as Beloveds of God who extend Goodness in the world. May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray.
 
  • Scripture from Psalm 147:1-11
  • Nancy Janson serves as Liturgist
  • Jelinda Blum provides the Children’s Moment
  • Donna Benson, Certified Lay Servant, leads Worship
  • Special music is provided by Saint James Hand Bell Choir

Comfort and Joy
October 18, 2020

Offered by Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor

Worship Guide | Sermon

Join in worship to discover ways we might live as Beloveds of God who extend Goodness in the world. May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray.
 
  • Scripture from Psalm 16:3-11
  • Edie Candee serves as Liturgist
  • Audrey Casper leads the hymns.
  • Special music is provided by Susan Day, flute
  • Bonnie Inkman, piano and Pastor Pat on guitar & vocals
  • Prelude & postlude provided by Bonnie Inkman

Deep Well
October 11, 2020

Offered by Donna Benson, Certified Lay Servant

Worship Guide

Join in worship to discover ways we might live as Beloveds of God who extend Goodness in the world
May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray.
 
  • Scripture from Ezekiel 31:3-7
  • Mary Anne Espenshade serves as Liturgist
  • Hashini Amarasinghe  leads the hymns.
  • Bonnie Inkman provides prelude & postlude.