Join us for Sunday Celebration at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna.
Talk for this Sunday, July 2, 2023
— Rev. Jeanette Vinek
I align with True Power and let 'er rip!
Turn the mean monsters into friends.
That “out there” has no power – unless you give it power. Truth replaces the hold of circumstances like light replaces darkness. “Power” is a word that triggers many reactions in people. But there is really only One Power. And there’s no need to “speak truth” to that Power because Truth and Power are one in the spiritual realm. What we’re really facing is the smoke and mirrors of circumstance, and fear-based attempts at control masquerading as “power.” Those crumble in the face of Truth.
If you are not feeling well, please take good care of yourself and watch us on Facebook Live.
The SOM theme for July is Speaking Truth to Circumstance. Circumstances are never the Truth. So, we look them in the face, as the “monsters” they seem. But like in the movie of the same name, they are not what they seem. We’ll look at how we have accepted the media and cultural conditioning (hypnotized) so we can free ourselves from reaction into authentic action. We remember and stand in Truth, and we look at what being an authentic, spirit-centred “spiritual warrior” means.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
Despite appearances, nothing is greater than the Infinite Presence. When we attempt to fight outside circumstances, we only give those circumstances power in our mind. When we engage in fighting with the outer, we are caught up in belief in separation and have lost faith in the Infinite Oneness. This does not mean we sit on our prayer chairs and do nothing. It means we first gain the high perspective, so we can be most effective in our actions.
We may not know the “how” of creating a better world, but that is not ours to know. We declare the “what.” We align with the nature of the Divine – Life, Love, Light/Wisdom, Power, Peace, Beauty, and Joy – and become willing to let It express through us.
That which seems like monsters – people, organizations, and circumstances – is not as real as it appears. When looked at through the Mind of the Infinite, it is all smoke and mirrors. Nothing is as real and solid as it seems. Like monsters, they can make a lot of noise, huffing and puffing and even blowing a house down. But a house built on the solid foundation of Spirit cannot be blown down by bullies. Oh, the form might go. But the real Substance of Spirit, of eternal Life, cannot be blown down. When we turn to the Truth of the Power within, we can speak Truth to circumstances. And the monsters will transform, as we do.
Last weekend was a Soul Food Sunday. Rev. Barb Samuel gave a talk titled Natural Awakenings.
Rev. Barb led an affirmative prayer with people who arrived early for the service…
… and it encompassed the entire room.
To Rev. Barb, every song is about God. She began with the song, Rescue Me.
Rev. Jeanette Vinek shared the affirmative prayer.
Rev. Barb shared a letter she wrote to Rev. Connie Phelps, founder of CSL Kenya.
Neal Klassen gave a different angle to his usual Science Corner. He talked about a music group he belongs to, and how he feels when he compares himself to other musicians.
Rev. Melody spoke about how blessed she feels being part of CSL Kelowna.
Volunteer Val brought in the coffee and some treats.
People stayed for some social time.
Watch the full service on YouTube.
Our ministers and practitioners are in service to all of us. If you need help to see the Truth in a situation; if you are looking for clarity; if you are struggling in this challenging time; our ministers and practitioners are here to support you. You can contact them through the About page on our website, or you can submit a prayer request on the Contact page.
Nature’s Fare Receipts Help CSLK!
Keep collecting your Nature’s Fare receipts; they are worth a pretty penny to us! Just put receipts from your shopping into the receipt box at the back of the Studio 9 auditorium on Sundays, and Nature’s Fare will donate 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna! Every receipt helps! Thank you!
Regular Events at CSLK
See more details and dates under Upcoming Events on our home page.
Our Sunday Celebrations start at 10:30am PT at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna. Please park on the street or at Ben Lee Park (1.5 blocks from the school). You can also watch us live on Facebook or watch the replay later on YouTube.
We appreciate our volunteers! They make our Sundays great! Let us know if you can help out with making coffee, setting up and/or after-service taking down. Contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email email@example.com.
Do you have an idea for an online CSLK opportunity you’d like to see and experience? If so, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are holding the intention for re-creating a dynamic and meaningful VIBE program for children and youth. If you have an idea, interest or passion in this area, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett.
We are so Grateful for your Support!
We’re thankful for the ways we are able to accept donations:
Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).
By Interac e-transfers sent to email@example.com.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.
“I do not argue, I contemplate, and as I contemplate, I let fall the seeds of thought into the mirror of mind, which then becomes the mirror of matter.”
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