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Adult Education: being formed as disciples of Jesus!

THE GIFT OF THE SABBATH

Sunday Forum
November 11 - December 23
(November 18 ~ we will Thanksgiving to Go bags)

In the midst of ongoing political turmoil and our trepidation about the upcoming holiday cacophony, don't these words of Isaiah sound inviting, or at least intriguing?

O God, you will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are fixed on you; for in returning and rest we shall be saved; in quietness and trust shall be our strength.  (Isaiah 26:3; 30:15)

Please join Liv Syptak and Charlie Brumbaugh in the Forum (between the services) on Sundays from November 11 through December 23 as we explore the breadth and the depth of the gift of Sabbath.

Camas Lilies 
by Lynn Ungar

Consider the liles of the field,
the blue banks of camas opening
into acres of sky along the road.
Would the longing to lie down
and be washed by that beauty
abate if you knew their usefulness,
how the natives ground their bulbs
for flour, how the settlers' hogs
uprooted them, grunting in gleeful
oblivion as the flowers fell?
And you-what of your rushed
and useful life? Imagine setting it all down-
papers, plans, appointments, everything-
leaving only a note: "Gone
to the fields to be lovely. Be back
when I'm through with blooming."
Even now, unneeded and uneaten,

the camas lilies gaze out above the grass
from their tender blue eyes.
Even in sleep your life will shine.
Make no mistake. Of course
your work will always matter.
Yet Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed like one of these.