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A moment of Shalom

It was a moment we call “Shalom."When the peace of God that passes all understanding descends and, together, we breathe in the realization that God has already been here.Such was our experience at the Joint Ecumenical Service of Prayer and Reflection between Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, an ELCA Congregation, and Pardes Levavot, a Jewish Renewal Congregation, in Boulder, Colorado on October 22. With the opening of the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality came an unexpected invitation to host Rev. Matthew Fox at our Sunday morning worship.This was an opportunity to deepen the unique relationship which has existed between Shepherd and Pardes since early 2004.
As congregations from two distinct, yet deeply-connected faith traditions, we had studied together, participated in missional events, and broken bread together.  As faith leaders and clergy couples, we had shared Shabbat dinner and worshiped together on Christmas Eve and Rosh HaShanah. However, we had never embarked…