Take a Break
July 7, 2017
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One of the greatest gifts I’ve received from the Jewish religion
is the practice of taking a sabbath day of rest.
The idea of not working every seven days
was hugely important to the Israelites,
and is enshrined in the Ten Commandments.
Traditionally Jews rest on Saturday,
and Christians consider Sunday the sabbath.
My sabbath is on Friday.
It has become very precious to me,
and has significantly added to the health of my marriage.
It’s not just work that you need to take a break from.
Students who pull all-nighters don’t do as well
as students who get enough sleep.
Sometimes it’s good to take a break from a habit,
a relationship, or the news of the day.
Binge-watching is fine, and running marathons is exciting.
But resting once a week,
taking time to contemplate the progress of your life,
and your relationship to the higher things,
this is deep spiritual wisdom
anyone can benefit from.  

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June Talk Series: New Thought Pioneers
Sunday, June 4 - Rev. Eric: Emma Curtis Hopkins
Pastor Patrinell Wright and Total Experience Gospel Choir are in the house!

Meditation at 10:00 am / Children's Program opens at 9:55
Celebration service at 10:30 - potluck brunch follows

This Sunday, June 11: Global Service Team meets at noon
Learn more about our Cambodia trip and other projects

Sunday, June 18, 7-8 pm - Tibetan Bowl MeditationDr. Dream bowls
A deep, centering meditation grounded in the toning
of our new set of tuned Tibetan Bowls.
In the Sanctuary - free/love offering
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Seattle Peace Project June-September 2017
Amazing Grace joins a number of other regional faith communities
in encouraging you to participate in this four-month peace experiment.
Modeled on a 1993 peace experiment in Washington, D.C.,
and a number of others since then,
which showed a decrease in local crime when large numbers prayed for peace,
we will meditate or pray for peace daily.
There's an app for Android to record your meditation time to measure the impact -
an Apple app is coming soon.

Learn more here and join us!

June Gift of the Month Club collection for Ballard Food Bank
Bring food staples for our neighbors in need,
and we'll drop them off at Ballard Food Bank for you.

Global Service Team Cambodia trip January 14-26, 2018
Click "reply" to request information about our next visit to the school we helped build,
Cambodian Children's Destiny.
Genesis Global Spiritual Center joins us on this voluntourism service trip.
An optional add-on trip to Myanmar, through February 2, is available.

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Sunday service at 10:30 am - prelude music starts at 10:20
Meditation 10:00-10:20
Children's program for ages 2-12 - opens at 9:55
Potluck brunch after service - please bring a dish to share

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Amazing Grace Spiritual Center                                                        Services 10:30 am Sunday
A Centers for Spiritual Living Church
                                                Potluck brunch 11:45
Rev. Eric O'del  206.402.2633
                                                            2007 NW 61st St  Seattle WA 98107
Rev. Colette Mercier 425.891.7892                                                   at the corner of 20th Ave NW in Ballard

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