On Sat, Feb. 17, 2018 the Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley met for their winter gathering at the First Presbyterian Church in Waverly, OH.
The first half of the gathering featured a three-guest panel of leaders from Pike County answering questions concerning the current drug epidemic and what role the church can play in supporting the recovery movement. (This portion was open to the public and several community members were in attendance.)
Following the panel and a lovely soup and salad lunch, they gathered for worship led by Rev. Allison T. Bauer, pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Portsmouth, OH.
In this podcast, you can listen to or download the audio from the sermon portion of the service.
Read along with the Old Testament reading: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.
Read along with the New Testament reading: Romans 12:3-13.
Sermon: "Saving What We Love"
Rev. Allison T. Bauer’s sermon, “Saving What We Love”
Sat, Feb 17, 2018 Presbyterian Women Gathering (Waverly, First)
Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527336/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu
Johann Hari. Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. Bloomsbury USA. 2015
For a summary of Chasing the Scream, see Hari’s TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari_everything_you_think_you_know_about_addiction_is_wrong/transcript (transcript included)
Frederick Buechner. Quote about compassion found on http://www.frederickbuechner.com/quote-of-the-day/2016/11/15/compassion.
Originally published in his books Wishful Thinking and Beyond Words.
Holly Christine Hayes. From Basement to Sanctuary: Finding God’s Healing Power Through the Twelve Steps. WestBowPress. 2017.
Kristin Schell. The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard. Thomas Nelson. 2017.