What Good Is Prayer?
November 15, 2017
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Every great soul
throughout the entire history of the human race,
from all the great Jewish prophets to Mohammed,
from Jesus to Mother Teresa
and all the enlightened teachers of Buddhism and Hinduism,
had an active, daily prayer practice.
Doesn’t that tell you something?
 
Prayer is conscious union with the Infinite.
Prayer is a way of creating peace out of chaos,
and finding guidance when you’ve lost your way.
Prayer is turning confusion into confidence.
Prayer is converting bondage to freedom.
 
Prayer turns ashes to gold,
hatred to love, and despair to hope.
Spirit doesn’t care how you pray.
It responds to any language, in any religion,
in any location, at any time of day or night.
 
Prayer doesn’t change the Mind of God,
but it rescues every human heart
from every form and degree of misery.
 
Everybody who’s anybody in any world religion
has taught the power of prayer.
Doesn’t it pay to listen to the experts?


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Sunday, November 19: Rev. Eric
What Is Home?  Part III: Creating Home

Spirit of the Sound Choir is in the house!

We offer two services every Sunday
9:00 service / 10:00 coffee hour / 10:20 children's program /
10:30 silent meditation / 11:00 service / 12:15 potluck


This Sunday, November 19, meet Tho Sokhun and Chea Sarin,
administrators of Cambodian Children's Destiny,
the school in Phum O that our Global Service Team helped to build.

They will speak during both services and offer a Q&A session after each.
Sokhun will offer chanting and a talk on Buddhism at 7 pm.
  
Our online auction is up and running - check it out here
Great values - lots of items and services,
from jewelry stocking stuffers to 7-night resort stays.

Some you can buy right now, some you can bid on,
and there are also options to donate to our programs.
Watch the Christmas ships at dinner from a houseboat on Lake Union,
jewelry, Practitioner sessions and coaching, art, home organizing,
a Valentine's dinner cruise, belly dancing and journal-making classes, and more.
Closes December 6, in time for holiday giving.
 
 123RF holiday decorations 2                                   Here come the holidays!
  Wednesday November 22 -  Holiday Decorating Party 6:30-9 pm
      Help decorate our Sanctuary for the holidays
      Holiday music, hot cider
      Bring a treat to share and wear your favorite holiday bling



Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving potluck and singalongThe-Wizard-Of-Oz-the-wizard-of-oz-28449628-1024-768
Saturday, November 25 - post-Thanksgiving potluck and singalong
  •   Our fifth year for this festive event - guests welcome!
  •   Potluck dinner 4 pm, "The Wizard of Oz" singalong 5:00-6:30 pm
  •   Bring side dishes, breads, desserts to share - we provide the turkey
  •   Dress as your favorite character in the movie
  •   Please click "reply" to let us know if you're coming, and bringing friends/family
  •   AND come on down even if you didn't RSVP - the more the merrier
  •   If you can help with setup or cleanup, please also reply to let us know
     
Live Where You Want to Live: A workshop for housing seekers
123RF hands holding house   Workshop with Rev. Eric Saturday, December 2, 10-noon
             A practical workshop offering simple techniques
                to support you in finding your perfect home.
            Even if you're happy where you are, spread the word
             - we all know someone who's ready and willing
           Workshop is free - love offering gratefully accepted
 
                                      November Gift of the Month Club:
Gift cards for holiday meals for low income families
Compass Housing Alliance offers gift cards to Fred Meyer and Safeway
to recently housed and low income families they serve.
We welcome your help in providing holiday meals for our neighbors.
You can contribute in one of three ways:
1.  Buy gift cards and mail them to us or drop in Sunday collection
2.  Donate money by mail or on Sunday, and we'll buy the cards (mark "Thanksgiving")
3. Donate via our website Donate Button and write "Thanksgiving" in the memo


Listening Heart Group meets First Sundays after service
Our Practitioners are offering a monthly gathering on first Sundays at 1:00.
Whatever is on your heart is welcome here - loss, chronic illness, grief, life challenges.
Join us for compassionate conversation and support.
                         

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Sunday service at 9 and 11 am - prelude music 10 minutes before service
Silent meditation 10:30-10:50
Children's program for ages 2-12 - opens at 10:20
Coffee hour after 9 am service, potluck brunch after 11 am service - please bring a dish to share

Street parking   -   Access by stairs only
Service dogs only, please, on Sundays


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Amazing Grace Spiritual Center - A Centers for Spiritual Living Community
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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