First Presbyterian Church
"Where everybody knows your name"
May 28, 2016
Come “Float more often on the waters of grace” This Summer!
In her book “Soul Feast – An invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life:” Rev. Marjorie Thompson writes that the church ought to encourage its members to “float more often on the waters of grace, to practice more persistently the sacred art of ceasing.”
She devotes a whole chapter to Reclaiming Sabbath Time and draws upon a number of resources, including several Bible verses:
“It is vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for [God] gives sleep to his beloved.” Psalm 127:2
[Jesus said] “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; For I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:29
She also writes “we would do well to recall that Jesus was not always available to people when he walked this earth. Much to the consternation of family, disciples, crowds, and religious leaders, he simply disappeared at regular intervals to be sustained and renewed in his relationship with the One whose life he so intimately shared and from whom his power and ministry came. Jesus practiced the spiritual imperative of Sabbath.”
That will be our focus this summer – to have less of a focus on DOING for God and more on BEING with God. Come join us on this different journey into a closer relationship with God. We will begin on Sunday, June 5, and will share the nourishing celebration of communion to help prepare us for our journey.
Pastor Mary McKey
To be welcoming, caring and compassionate, Joyfully celebrating the Lord, While sharing his love and grace