In the Sermon on the Mount we find these words of wisdom given to us by the blessed Nazarene: “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” The words “all these things” refer to material items such as food and clothing mentioned in previous verses. Are we then to believe that if we seek the kingdom of God in our lives, these “things” will be given to us gratuitously and without any effort on our part? This would seem to be a rather shallow and impractical interpretation. We will explore the deeper implication of these most sublime and uplifting words.
You are invited to let the peaceful music offered into the receding twilight of 2018 draw you into the subjectivity of Self-reflection and prayer. The musical devotion will be offered by Swami Kamalananda on sitar and Acharya Jeff Bauer on piano beginning at 4:00pm.
Afterwards, you may come forward to the beautifully prepared altar to light a candle and offer incense with your own faith and holy hope.
Our Christmas service in the Temple at 11:00 a.m. is a gathering for all — for families and friends — with carols, a Christmas Cantata and musical offerings from the Golden Lotus Temple Bell Choir and the Tuesday Brass.
Bring a vegetarian dish to share in the Puja Hall in the Gandhi Center following the service for a festive lunch.
Sunday Service Subject: “Mystic Birth”
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, August 26th at 10:00am to help prepare the Golden Lotus Temple, Sunday School, Gandhi Center and the grounds for the re-opening of the Church on September 2nd, the first Sunday of the month. We will supply the cleaning materials and lawn tools/machinery. Please bring a dish for a vegetarian pot-luck lunch. You may reply to this message or call 301-229-3871 to let us know if you will join us.