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.

sunday-services

 

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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May Theme

Recognizing Spirit Everywhere

Value: Compassion

Affirmation

I seek and find God expressing in, as, around, through and throughout all that is!

Contemplation

“Compassion and wisdom are not two separate things. When we see with our wisdom eyes, we perceive that everything is connected with everything else … compassion is the natural response that flows out of this wisdom…” Michelle Levey

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June Theme

Vulnerability – The Gateway to Empowerment

Value: Trust

Affirmation

I listen with an open heart and see with soft eyes: I rest in and trust the Truth that is making Itself known to me, everywhere.

Contemplation

“We must continually remind ourselves of the power of the Word, and of our ability to use it. We must know that Truth produces freedom because Truth is freedom.”  … Ernest Holmes, SOM p189-3

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July Theme

Freedom of Thought

Value: Creativity

Affirmation

I use Divine Creativity expressing as me to manifest freedom and liberty of all.

Contemplation

“If nature and life are one, if God is one — and we know that God must be one, for the universe cannot be divided against itself — then all is tied together into an indivisible unity. We shall have to get back to this unity to find the meaning of freedom.” … Ernest Holmes, SOM p189-3

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May 19th - “Compassion As Divine Love?” with Gail Renwick, RScP

Believing in the All-encompassing Goodness and Givingness of all life (God), it is relatively easy to remember that “the Universe is for us and not against us…” One may ask the dreaded ‘why’ questions such as; “Why is there so much universal suffering and hardship”? “Why is there pain and hurt”? ‘What about poverty, hunger, pollution, injustice, etc.’? What about personal suffering which may include individual pain, grief and sorrow”? Although there seems to be no reasonable answer to the ‘why’ questions, there is however a deeper level of awareness and quietude expressed as the gift of Compassion. Compassion pulls on our heartstrings – the same way Love does. “Love overcomes everything and neutralizes all that is unlike itself. Love is God.” Gail will take you to new depths of understanding that Compassion is Love in action.
May 26th - “The Hero’s Journey” with Lea Morris

We are blessed that Lea will be sharing her amazing original music and providing the message. Lea explains that Joseph Campbell and CG Jung’s study of meta-myth helped birth Star Wars, one of the great stories of our era. Entertaining as the series is, might there be a metaphysical lesson woven throughout the story? Lea will reveal some of the deep wisdom throughout the hero’s journey … assuring that the Force is with you!
June 2nd - “Trust Must Be Sown and Grown to be Known” with Rev Trish

Did you ever think that people who identify themselves as “seekers” are coming from a sense of lack? They are seeking something “out there” to fill a void – a sense of emptiness – that doesn’t really exist. Within each of us is everything we could possibly need. We are each an individuation of the Divine that is whole, perfect and complete. Somewhere … somehow we forgot the Truth and started believing that we were less-than. Learn to sow and grow Trust.
June 9th - “Translating Heartbreak into Action” with Frank Mastoris, RScP

In our world, we have experiences of pain, suffering, heartbreak. The world has experienced and learned more than enough from suffering and pain. Our experiences are colored by our past and our world view. Are we human beings having spiritual experiences or spiritual beings having human experiences? Come and learn how to transcend the experiences of suffering in the world.
June 16th - “Creating Meaningful Conversations” with Rev Trish

Have you ever noticed how people talk at one another rather than with one another? To talk with someone, we must stop long enough to be present, to have a genuine desire to hear and understand what another person is attempting to convey. How we enter a conversation predicts its outcome – is our intention to learn from and about another person and contribute something of value? If so, we are creating a vessel in which richness, connection and meaning emerge.
June 23rd - “When Cosmologies Clash” with Rev Trish

Sometimes we encounter people who seem to just not “get it.” They are probably thinking the same thing about us. Each person has their own, unique world view or cosmology. We are drawn to people whose world view is similar to ours so the validity of our own view is reinforced. No view is necessarily right or wrong and none are universal. Different views are simply different. We are called to do our best to empathize - to reach beyond our comfort zone, to listen and do our best to understand the world as others see it.
June 30th - “24/7 Spirituality” with Rev Trish

In the fast paced world in which most of us live, it is all too easy to compartmentalize our lives – to fracture ourselves so we can be the professional, the spouse, the parent, the caregiver, the athlete, the spiritual being, the healer, the fixer, and at very least the magician that keeps the show from falling apart. It’s exhausting just thinking about it. The most important thing we can do for our well-being is to remember that we are each spiritual beings and behave accordingly. Many people have responded, “I can’t be that at work.” My question is, “How can you not be?” Being a spiritual being is not something you can turn on or off. So how do you, the spiritual being, show up in all the different roles you have. Learn how to achieve balance.
July 7th - “Is Living In Choice, Choosing Life?” with Jason Muhammad

We all must make conscious choices in life but does that mean we are living by choice? Or are we just making decisions based on the choices that life hands us? Are we acting on life or just reacting to life? We need tools to discern how we respond to life, the will to change course and the courage choose the best life for yourself.
July 14th - “Divine Creativity AS Me! … ?” with Rev Trish

Ever contemplated that as an expression of the Spirit, Divine Creativity is coursing through veins – vibrating in every atom of every cell of your being? Feel excited, terrified, in awe, humbled, scared … all at once? Marianne Williamson says, “Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” How do we move past our fear into embracing our true nature – that we are each an outlet for Divine Creativity?
July 21st - “Story, Story Lift Me High” with Rev Trish

Very often I hear that someone is “stuck in their story” as though all stories are automatically bad. What if your story is that you are a magnificent, illimitable, non-
stoppable, boundless, radiant expression of God and you are living it every minute? That would not be a bad story to be stuck in!
July 28th - “I Am Life, Watch Me Soar!” with Rev Trish

We often affirm, “There is only one Life, that Life is God’s Life, that Life is Perfect, that Life is my life now!” Do we live from that? If someone was watching, would they know that’s what you believe? The more we take it in – actually embody and practice it – the more naturally we express it. We live our Truth!