Listen here to today’s sermon, on Sabbath and rest and liberation. Scripture passages are Acts 16:16-34 and Genesis 2:1-4. Our reader is Noah Garrison, and his pause in his reading is because our wonderful and energetic children needed another minute to exit the sanctuary and we needed a minute to catch our breath before we could open our spirits to today’s scripture passage.

The poem in this sermon is Pablo Neruda’s “Keeping Quiet,” which is published in his collection, Extravagaria, translated by Alastair Reid, Pp. 27-29, 1974.