This Week @ SMRUC

By Debbie Coss
July 14, 2016

Blessings during this season of growth, a season that require patience for the in-between, liminal, threshold times of planting and harvesting.

Lyrics from “Fly Like An Eagle” by the Steve Miller Band are in my head as I think about these times of patience and transition.

“Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future …

I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I’m free
Oh, Lord, through the revolution

Feed the babies
Who don’t have enough to eat
Shoe the children
With no shoes on their feet
House the people
Livin’ in the street
Oh, oh, there’s a solution…”

This week in our Fruits of the Spirit worship focusing on the fruit of patience we will be watching a bit of this video “Patience –  Who Has Time for That?” by Qaas Shoukat

What does it mean to have patience in a sped-up world when much is driven by immediacy and the gratification of now? What does it mean to labour, to work, to wait, not just passively but actively, for the new creation to be born?

An awesome (in my humble opinion) musician, Khari Wendell McClelland (do look his music up!) has a song he shares called “Song of the Agitator” which CBC recorded him performing. It speaks of those who have been patient beyond measure, advocating for rights and privileges that come easily to the dominant ones of the world.

If you’d like to add comments on these items we’d welcome you to do so over on our Facebook page where they will also be posted. Just search in Facebook for St. Mary’s Road United Church and our facebook page should pop up for you.

We hope you can join us for worship this Sunday. We gather at 10:15 am in the Journey worship space. Please feel free to bring a coffee with you and join us as we reflect on patience. I promise we won’t keep you waiting!

Peace and blessings,
Your SMRUC ministry staff
Debbie (and Phil who is enjoying a well-deserved vacation)