Come to the feast of love

In addition to telling you that a soulful, love-filled testimony meeting will be happening tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Eastern Bank (map) or on the phone (605-475-4000 x 636128) at 7:35pm EST…

I’d also like to share a poem with you.  It’s a hymn, really – #40 from the Christian Science Hymnal – and it’s an adaptation of text by two men by the names of Thomas Moore and Thomas Hastings.

To me, these have been deeply comforting words.  I hope they’re similar for you, too.  And despite a mix of sad news and happy news coming from the world scene, these are words that point to deep, true peace.

Come, ye disconsolate, where’er ye languish,
Here health and peace are found, Life, Truth, and Love;
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow but Love can remove.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure;
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
Earth has no sorrow that Love cannot cure.

Here see the Bread of Life, see waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above;
Come to the feast of love, come, ever knowing,
Earth has no sorrow but Love can remove.

Much love, and peace to you.

JP Church (and the clerk)

The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him…

Sunday morning we’re going to consider together a sermon on path and direction. The intriguing subject for this week’s lesson sermon? “Probation after death” 

Do you sometimes feel stuck in limbo? How do you know which way to turn? 

We’ll read scriptural selections from The Bible and from Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, to consider answers to those questions and dig deeper, we’ll have some silent time for contemplative prayer, sing some hymns and love living and listening. 

Our worship and prayer service will begin at 10:35 am, at 687 Centre St.!  We would love to have you and your friends join us! But be prepared to receive a lot of love. 🙂