The Problems of Perfectionism

The Reverend Emily Melcher, preaching, with Katy ShanerContemporary singer/songwriter Cosy Sheridan writes “Perfect don’t need anyone; perfect’s all by itself.” That would be problematic enough, but perfectionism has roots in a centuries old mistranslation of Jesus’s words, and its crown harbors shame relentless striving, loneliness, and white supremacy. Let’s reexamine “perfect”!Music: The Chalice Consort (Gladys Howard, Frank Allen, Linda Good, Jane Hayes, and Joanne Roomes), and Erin Howard, accompanist

Emotion – Energy in Action

A member of the Lummi Tribe, Swil Kanim, is a classically trained violinist, engaging native storyteller, and a passionate advocate for honor among all peoples. Aware of the challenges of this time, Swil Kanim will weave his original compositions and native storytelling into his reflections about the importance of being true to our feelings in our actions. A dedicated offering will be received for the Lummi Nation who are hosting the annual canoe gathering of the tribes.
Worship Associate: Effie Brown