October 18, 2020

Hunting for the Holy Spirit

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13


Link to Order of Service

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NO Zoom Worship

Worship on Facebook Live

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Click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/LovelandUCC 

Notes on Sunday’s Worship

Many COVID risk factors are invisible. 

Please love your neighbor by protecting their health and well-being. 

  • If you are in a high risk category, please join us remotely via Facebook Live.
  • Please wear a mask at all times.
  • Please maintain a distance of 6+ feet from anyone who is not part of your household. 
  • Items to Bring:
    • Facemask
    • Chairs/seating (we’ll be on concrete and sand)
    • Weather appropriate items (coat, umbrella, etc.)
  • Please do NOT bring or consume any food during our time together. 

About Our Autumn Season

Do you ever feel like your spiritual journey is a life-long search for the holy? Many of us seek, and indeed find, God in nature. In quiet. In listening and watching and waiting. 

The autumn season is the beginning of a new school year, yes. Autumn is also the beginning of hunting season. For different people, hunting brings up widely varying images, thoughts and feelings. However we may feel about it personally, hunting is an age-old practice that enabled human survival. Hunting now is usually less about survival yet it still invites us to remember that we are part of a creation much bigger than us and our relationship with that creation impacts the ecosystems in which we exist. Hunting (and fishing) invite us into intimate relationship with our food, as does gardening. When we eat meat, we consume a life, and when we hunt, we relate to that life differently than when we simply buy our meat from the grocery store. 

Hunting for food requires learning and practice. It requires tools and a knowledge of how to use those tools. It requires patience. Learning to be quiet and listen, to watch and wait. It teaches us to see and hear with new eyes, to look for signs of life around us, to experience ourselves as part of the natural world to which we are inextricably bound. 

Hunting for the Holy Spirit is no different. It takes practice. Tools help. And patience. Hunting for the Holy Spirit means learning to quiet our bodies and minds. It means listening, watching and waiting. It reminds us that we are indeed inextricably bound to all that is and all that has been. And it reminds us that the Spirit is already here, simply waiting for us to seek with all our hearts.

This autumn season, we invite you to join us in hunting for the Holy Spirit. 

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13