Minister’s Message – Week of January 14
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Minister’s Message – Week of January 14


Going to Ground in God
Nurtured in Christ’s Light

Artwork: Daniel Ma

Running about doing a few errands this morning it struck me that this is certainly a season when we want to hunker down and stay out of the nasty elements of cold rain and wind.
Our worship theme on Sundays and Wednesdays will reflect this desire, and more than desire, need. Plants show us that there is a season to go down deep in order to be restored. The plants aren’t really sleeping as we might imagine, but under construction. Being nurtured, re-built, re-created for the next season of life. For the season of Epiphany we will reflect on and seek to experience this time when we are perhaps most intimately wrapped up in God and how, perhaps paradoxically, in order to reflect the light of Christ, we need to go deep into the ground of God.

This Sunday after worship there will be a congregational meeting to consider and vote on the job descriptions for the next two members of the ministry team. You won’t want to miss hearing about the work of the Ministry Profile and Search Committee and offering your insights into who you’re looking for to be part of the leadership of Dunbar Ryerson. The proposed job descriptions were emailed to you a week or so ago.

Warning: there will be no coffee. Anywhere. The meeting will be right after worship. So either load up at your local coffee shop and bring it along to sustain you, or steel yourselves for a few minutes more before your next caffeine hit.

— Debra

Coming Up: SPIRITUAL DEEPENING (Winter Program)
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6:45-8:00 pm (note time change) in the Fireside Room.
An evening with Rumi and Brian Thorpe.   “Encountering Rumi” with Brian Thorpe.  A life of pilgrimage, spiritual transformation, poetry and dance characterized the life of Rumi, the 13th century Sufi mystic.  We’ll explore both an exciting new biography of Rumi and the spiritual awakening experienced in his poetry.


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