Winning and Losing
May 10, 2017
 Eric msg 1 
       message special olympics       

If there were a sports team
that won every single time,
it would be the death of that sport.

There would be no sense of adventure or possibility.
The outcome would already be known
and nobody would buy tickets.
People would probably start hating the winning team.
What if you are not supposed to get everything you want?
Wouldn’t getting everything you want right away,
all the time, be boring?
Wouldn’t that give you an insufferable sense of entitlement?

What if some of your desires need more time to manifest,
and what if that was part of the mystery and adventure of living?
Someone once said,
“Character is how you handle the difference
between what you want and what you get.”
It’s a real sign of spiritual and emotional maturity
to be able to handle delayed gratification.

When you walk by faith and not by sight,
you know that there’s a Divine Outcome and Timing
to everything in life.

With that attitude toward life, everyone’s a winner.

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May Talk Series: Spring Training
Sunday, May 14 - Rev. Eric: Lessons from the Special Olympics
Garnett Hundley is our guest musician
Celebrate Mother's Day - roses for our moms!

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

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                This Saturday, May 13: A 70s Extravaganza
                       Spirit of the Sound Choir presents
                   our fifth annual auction and variety show.
The best of the 70s - music - videos - live auction - raffle.
Put on your bell bottoms, polyester prints, platform shoes,
and halter jumpsuits and join the party!
The choir is joined by soloists Peter Kirkland, Mary Van Zante-Peiser, Sheila Blackwell,
Cal Boyle, Stephan Plummer, Ria Cherie, Chad Smithson, and Garnett Hundley
Raffle tickets $5 for a chance to win packets of restaurant gift certificates.
Reception 6:00 pm / Show at 7:15   $20 in advance/$25 at the door
Click here  to buy tickets (on sale at Amazing Grace) / Click here for Facebook

Global Service Team meets this Sunday, May 14, at 12:00

Gino Walker is our guest musician May 21, and is offering a workshop
"Releasing Old Thought Patterns: The Power of Positivity Now"

Experiential exercises open your mind to new possibilities
1-4 pm, $25  more info here

Gift of the Month Club collection for Wellspring Family Services
NEW shoes and socks for children in homeless families whom Wellspring serves -
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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
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