Okay, so I’ve been watching one of those series (not saying which one because I’ll be judged either way) but I just learned that their 5th season is about to begin. I’ve just finished the 3rd episode of the first season. I have a bit to go if I want to catch up.  But that’s not really the point, which you probably have figured out.  (Forgive me it’s one of those days.)

Proudly or sadly, I’ve also figure out how to turn on this thing called “closed caption.”  I’m guessing with my presence at home the volume on the TV has become louder than usual. Oddly, one of the things that has captured my attention as I watch this “I will not-name the series” is the description of the background music. I catch myself trying to guess how the music will be described before it pops up on closed caption.  My favorite is when they describe the music as “pensive.” Pensive is a great word. We define it as deep or seriously thoughtful often with a sense of sadness.” There are even emojis for pensive.  I don’t know if it’s proper usage of the word to say that it is a pensive time for us, but I can say that we’re living in a season that necessitates serious thoughtfulness as a sense of sadness creeps in (or at the very least is in close proximity). Protracted disruptions to life, warrants honest reflection.

We invite you to pay attention to what’s going on with within you… lack of enjoyment, low energy, reduce concentration, restless sleep. Listen to the background music playing for you.

Scripture Reading: The Walk to Emmaus Luke 24:28-35
As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?”  That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.

Reflection Question:
How can we embody hospitality during a time of social distancing?
If the Risen One is known in the breaking of the bread,
how are you known?
What did you notice today that surprised you?

Prayer: Holy God, sometimes it’s hard for me to know you so I, too, invite you to stay with me and ask you to help me to keep my eyes open so I can recognize your presence in my living.  Nourish and bless me with the bread life. Amen.

 

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Sunday we will start livingstreaming 15 minutes before the service which begins at 9:45 a.m.  Music will fill this time in preparation for Worship.

Zoom Bible Study Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 10:00 a.m., through May 14th.  We are looking at the post resurrection appearances of Jesus. If you would like to be a part of this study please email bruce@pineshorespres.org or  karen@pineshorespres.org. to receive login information.

Wednesday Evening Prayer Service via livestream begins at 6:45 p.m. and lasts between 15 and 20 minutes.

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