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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Second Sunday

This, my second, Sunday at church was better than my first, which had been pretty good. 
I'd met the pastor this past Wednesday at their annual Meal of Thanks, and far from acting like the alpha jerk I'd feared he'd be, he acted like a squirrel puppy.

I stayed for his sermon this week (I'd skipped out last week), and he sort of reminded me of Robin Williams:
enthusiastic, good natured, and brokenhearted. 

He was talking about Joseph's brothers plotting to kill him (in Genesis or Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), and he showed a photo the site of Martin Luther King's assassination where there's a plaque that quotes the brothers:
"And they said to one another, Behold, here cometh the dreamer, let us slay him and we will see what becomes of his dreams." 
--Genesis 37: 19-20
Wow. I did not know that.
[What becomes of Joseph's dreams is that his brothers' actions guarantee they will come true.]

That was good. Also, they have good snacks after church, like a bowl of clementines, not just donuts. But also donuts.

I am cautiously optimistic that this is a good place for me to be.

5 comments:

The Crow said...

I didn't know that, either, Fresca. Thanks for posting this.

Frex said...

Glad to share!

ArtSparker said...

Feeling rather envious! But good for you, always an adventure into the unknown, passing through a door you've passed by many times. Churches will be playing a part in what's to come, I think, especially those involved in interfaith (which of course includes temples and mosques).

Fresca said...

SPARKER: True--I have walked past this church a million times but only once went in, many years ago---for an evening MLK Day celebration when I couldn't even really see the architecture and details.

But I did get a good sense from the people at that time, which is why I thought of trying it first last week in my search for neighborhood connections.

BONUS: stained glass!
Beauty matters.

And they have an interfaith group too--they're meeting with local Muslims in this season.

ArtSparker said...

re the interfaith group, I suspected as much about that church.