October 11, 2015
About 10 minutes after worship ends, we’ll gather together for Aftertalk. We hope you’ll join us! Bring your questions, stories, insights, musings, imaginings and whatever else you need to Aftertalk. Join us for some food, fellowship, laughter and ample space for reflection and real questions to help us make the transition from worship to world.
Lectionary Texts: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 | Psalm 90:12-17 | Hebrews 4:12-16 | Mark 10:17-31
Themes for this week: Security, Goodness, Stewardship
Stated Clerk of PCUSA Issues Letter to Donald Trump on refugees, immigrants.
Didn’t make it onto the yearly roll call of the mega-wealthy? Now’s your chance to find out where you actually sit in comparison to the rest of the world.
Median Household Income Worldwide (Gallup)
How to Own Land
Morgan Farley (From Sabbath, Wayne Muller)
Find a spot and sit there
until the grass begins
to nose between your thighs.
Climb to the top
of a pine and drink
the wind’s green breath.
Track the stream through alder and scrub,
for that cold sweet babble.
Gather sticks and spin them into fire.
Watch the smoke spiral into darkness.
Dream that the animals find you.
They weave your hair into warm cloths,
string your teeth on necklaces,
wrap your skin soft around their feet.
Wake to the silence
of your own scattered bones.
Watch them whiten in the sun.
When they have fallen to powder
and blown away,
the land will be yours.
It’s easier for a camel to get on the cover of a lifestyle magazine than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
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