Play it Again
Sermon by Lynn Harrison, Summer Minister.
Whether we’re playing, working, or simply living, our lives are made up of patterns. Sometimes the repeating rhythms are a source of joy, as natural as child’s play. But at other times, we may think “Oh no, not this again!” and wonder if we’ll ever be free of the cycle.
As we return to the theme of “play” on the last Sunday in June, we reflect on the cycles of life that include both highs and lows. During the low point of any cycle, it may be hard to trust that playful joy will return. Yet we can find wonder, inspiration and hope in the rhythms of life all around us.
I’m happy to return to First this Sunday, and to serve as your Summer Minister until August 17th. In the afternoon, I’ll be walking with many of you, and First’s beautiful rainbow banner, to celebrate World Pride. And a special note about the music on Sunday: our service includes music by James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Erik Satie, and me.
Hope to see you on Sunday!