Forever Beginning

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From T.S. Eliot’s poem Little Gidding:

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

Exploring, this time, lands me in the pulpit at First United Methodist Church in San Diego as Interim Pastor.  I have preached in this great church in the past; however, this time is different.  This time, I will have a weekly assignment.  To show up, listen, learn, study and then seek to share truths about the transforming love of God.

This is not an easy task in any season.  Yet, as I face the task now, it seems more challenging than any time in my 52 years of ministry.  Attached is the sermon entitled “Simply Beginning” preached on August 12, 2018. 

Prayers are appreciated for this fine congregation — and for the “weak reed” who will be giving his best in the year ahead.

Shalom,

Philip Amerson

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Sermon — Forever Beginning 8-12-18 PRINT

 

 

2 thoughts on “Forever Beginning

  1. Beautiful and most appropriate, my friend. Good Luck and Godspeed! JGB

    From: philipamerson
    Reply-To: philipamerson
    Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 1:04 PM
    To: John Baker
    Subject: [New post] Forever Beginning

    philipamerson posted: “Forever Beginning From T.S. Eliot’s poem Little Gidding: We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Exploring, this time, lands me in the pulpit at Firs”

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