The First Reading: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Lady Wisdom accompanies God, and she calls out to all who will hear her to share her gifts of a good life and peace. Heed her call as she has seen it all.
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The Second Lesson: Romans 5:1-5
There is no strife or shame with God; we are fully seen and fully forgiven through Jesus Christ.
All truth is God's truth. Anything that is revealed by the Spirit is in full agreement with all that Jesus has said and done, and all that God has enacted from the beginning of time.
CHILD CARE IS PROVIDED IN THE NURSERY
During the Service
JOINT SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Each week, St. John's children join with our Ministry Partners:
Wellspring UCC & Grace Baptist Church
St. John's Sunday School
class for ages 2-4, Room 215
Meets the first Sunday of each month from 10:50 - 11:30
(will not meet in June, July or August)
THE ADULT LECTIONARY FORUM
MEETS EACH SUNDAY IN THE LIBRARY, FOLLOWING THE SERVICE
FROM 10:50 - 11:50 AM
Evelyn Underhill (1875 – 1941) was an English Anglo-Catholic writer and pacifist known for her numerous works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism. She was among the most widely read writers on such matters in the first half of the 20th century. Indeed, no other book of its type—until the appearance of Aldous Huxley's
The Perennial Philosophy
in 1946—met with success to match that of her best-known work,
, published in 1911. An only child, she described her early mystical insights as "abrupt experiences of the peaceful, undifferentiated plane of reality—like the 'still desert' of the mystic—in which there was no multiplicity nor need of explanation". The meaning of her experiences became a lifelong quest and a source of private angst, provoking her to research and write. More than any other person, she was responsible for reintroducing forgotten authors of medieval and Catholic spirituality to a largely Protestant audience and the lives of Eastern mystics to the English-speaking world. As a frequent guest on radio, her 1936 work
The Spiritual Life
was especially influential and has been transcribed from a series of broadcasts given as a sequel to those Dom Bernard Clements presented on the subject of prayer. In her obituary,
reported that on the subject of theology, she was "unmatched by any of the professional teachers of her day."