Sunday Services

Sunday Services

We are delighted your spiritual journey has brought you here and we look forward to welcoming you to CSL Metro! Our Sunday services are rewarding, enlightening, and dedicated to empowering you to live your true purpose.

Each Sunday service begins at 10:00 am. We invite you to join us at 9:15 am for meditation led by a member of our Prayer ministry team. We ask you to please silence your cell phone prior to entering the sanctuary.

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Note-Winter Weather Alternative:
Since the well being of our congregation is our primary concern, we have a conference system in place so that everyone can attend service in their pajamas, rather than venture out when it is not safe to be on the roads. If we are switching to our “virtual service,” it will be announced (with instructions) on the home page of this site.

Sunday Topics

2019 “Spirituality in Action”

We commit to aligning our thoughts and actions with our Divine Truth, assuring that all our actions exhibit Oneness: they are Kind, Respectful, Honest, Compassionate and Equitable.

We stand together in a shared commitment and devotion to living the spiritual principles and practices of Science of Mind

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August Theme

Respecting All

Value: Gratitude

Affirmation

I honor God-in-expression everywhere!

Contemplation

from the Voice Celestial by Ernest and Fenwick Holmes

“…for all tomorrow’s good

May rest today upon your gratitude,

For he who gives thanks before the wine

Is pressed from grapes still clinging to the vine

Has shown a faith above, beyond the present hour

And his thanksgiving holds the future flower.”

Book of the Month: The Gentle Art of Blessing by Pierre Pradervand

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September Theme

Ensuring the Stewardship of our Planet … and All Our Inhabitants

Value: Love

Affirmation

No matter what the question, Love is the answer!

Contemplation

from This Thing Called Life, by Ernest Holmes

“No fear can remain where faith holds sway. Faith reunites us with the original, creative Spirit, the Divine Mind, which already exists at the center of our being.

This kingdom of heaven, which is the kingdom of wholeness, is within.”

Book of the Month: Spiritual Ecology: The Cry Of the Earth edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (Optional companion book by same author with Hilary Hart: Spiritual Ecology: 10 Practices to Reawaken the Sacred in Everyday Life)

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August 4th - “Her Message, Her Music" with Dr. Karen Drucker

We are delighted that Dr. Karen will be our guest speaker and musician at our Sunday gathering. This is astoundingly, awesomely, fabulously true! We will be blessed with her world famous music, her kind heart, the depth and breadth of her message … and her grand sense of humor. What more could you possibly want. Be sure to bless all your friends by bringing them with you!
August 11th - “Gratitude – The Boundless Blessing Magnet" with Rev Trish

Ever wanted to know the “secret” of attracting boundless blessings? It’s incredibly simple: the power of gratitude is immeasurable. It transforms every relationship, alters every encounter, stirs vibrancy, improves health, attracts financial well-being and shows up as radiantly healthy prosperity in every area of life. Some call this the “good life”… and it is! Try it, you’ll like it!
August 18th - Learn from internationally acclaimed author, Marissa Pei about her new book, "8 Ways to Happiness" Here are Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith's comments about Marissa's book, "... a trustworthy guide to expanding inner happiness. Marissa Pei shares not only the work she has done with her clients, but the work she has done within herself, the challenges she has personally, victoriously walked through. Wise are those readers who allow her to give them a “peace” of her mind...
...8 Ways to Happiness awakens us to the fundamental happiness that is the birthright of every human being. I encourage you to read these pages slowly, take their practices to heart, and watch how they will bless your life.”
August 25th - “Embracing the Divinity of It All!" with Theresa Wilson

When we really embrace “there is no spot where God is not,” we begin to grasp that everything, everywhere is an expression of the Divine. This applies to quarks and gatherings of atoms and cells and galaxies and beyond: each and every part and particle is Divine! So knowing this, how are we called to relate to all of it … not just the parts we like?
September 1st - “Real Love Has No Conditions" with Rev Trish Hall

Real Love simply is or it is not Love. Love does not come in degrees or with conditions. Conditional love is just bartering: if you live your life according to me, I’ll express this emotion toward you. That is not Real Love. Many people sling the word “love” around thoughtlessly, hollowly without meaning it, simply filling air space. Love requires our engagement, rather than some lofty mental pursuit, real love is experiential. Love, which can arouse intense and chaotic emotions, has been proven to be the most powerful healing force in the universe. Such a puzzlement!
September 8th - “Unlimited Return on Investment" with Rev Trish Hall

What if you could change your life in a way that would change the world and you would not have to invest so much as a nickel. Your only investment is a small dose of courtesy: simply be kind and respectful. What’s your perspective? Are you willing to “trust the process” and give it a go? Or are you inclined to share 101 reasons why it can’t work? You choose. Where else can you get a guaranteed positive return on your investment? How else can you watch your generosity spontaneously grow? Learn how you can painlessly transform the entire world into a world that works for everyone.
September 15th - “A Sermon by the Sea" with Rev Trish Hall flowing into our Play Date with Spirit … “A Beachin’ Day at Center for Spiritual Living Metro!”

Three of us returned to Asilomar in the latter part of August, where we tapped into the energy of the location where 60 years ealier, Dr. Ernest Holmes shared his final sermon at Asilomar, the “Sermon by the Sea.” This Sunday, we’ll dive into the brilliance of his powerful message and how completely applicable it is in today’s world.
September 22nd - “Celebrating Common-Unity" with Rev Trish Hall

Imagine a world in which we celebrate our unique individuality - the myriad distinctions that are evidenced throughout creation. Instead of giving our energy, attention and focus to our fears igniting divisive conversation, we can direct that energy toward regenerating our planet with abundant, diverse, sustainable, thriving, healthy life forms. Using nature as our model, we embrace unity without uniformity and celebrate “common-unity”! Ernest Holmes declared, “Every day and every hour we are meeting the eternal realities of life, and in such degree as we cooperate with these eternal realities in love, in peace, in wisdom, and in joy—believing and receiving—we are automatically blessed. Our prayer is answered before it is uttered.”
September 29th - “Healing Our Planet" with Frank Mastoris, RScP

Thich Nhat Hanh declared, “The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. The world is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.” We are inseparable from and interdependent upon all of creation. We have at our disposal the illimitable healing power of Love. Let’s join together to harmonize with all our fellow inhabitants of earth.