Sunday: May 19, 2019
Lyceum - 11:00 am
Rev. Jim Paskula
Service - 12:00 pm
PLATFORM- BUTCH TULL
SERMON- Rev. Jim Paskula
JT and EJ Crumbaugh Spiritualist Church Of LeRoy, IL welcomes you to join us each Sunday.
Regular attendees travel to LeRoy from all areas of Illinois.
We have many visitors from various U.S. cities.
The cross represents the crossroads between Love, Light, Life and Faith with God or Jehovah who is the Most High over all the earth.
The Alpha Omega represents the fulfillment of God's ideal relationship with humanity, rather than being God Himself.
As the sunflower turns its face to the light of the sun,
So Spiritualism turns the face of humanity to the light of Truth.
The sunflower is the symbol representing Spiritualism. Look closely at the SUNFLOWER and you will see that the main stalk often has seven branches or twigs. Seven is a sacred number an is synonymous with the search an discovery of greater truth. There are seven days of the week an there are seven centers in the human brain. Our bodies have seven primary energy centers or chakras, each corresponding to one of the seven major glands which determine the quality of the physical body. The human is a seven-fold being, with the potential of seven states of consciousness or perception. The Earth was formed in seven days or phases.
The sunflower has 12 green leaves that represent the 12 months of the year an the 12 signs of the zodiac.
Each flower has 52 golden yellow petals, which represents the 52 weeks of the year, in the center of the yellow frame of petals are 365 rich seeds, representing our calendar year. These seeds are protected from weather by husks, an contain a highly edible sweet meat an oil enjoyed by humans and the birds of the air that feed on them.
The sunflower is well known for turning toward the morning light as the sun rises in the East, as if to say, "Good Morning Great Spirit." This action reflects a key Spiritualist attribute.
- Sunflowers grow best in locations with direct sun (6 to 8 hours per day); they prefer long, hot summers to flower well.
- Sunflowers have long tap roots which need to stretch out so the plants prefer well-dug, loose, well-draining soil; in preparing a bed, dig down 2 feet in depth and about 3 feet across to ensure the soil isn't too compact.
- Find a well-drained location, and prepare your soil by digging an area of about 2-3 feet in circumference to a depth of about 2 feet.
- Though they're not too fussy, sunflowers thrive in slightly acidic to somewhat alkaline (pH 6.0 to 7.5).
- Sunflowers are heavy feeders so the soil needs to be nutrient-rich with organic matter or composted (aged) manure. Or, work in a slow release granular fertilizer 8 inches deep into your soil.
- If possible, put seeds in a spot that is sheltered from strong winds, perhaps along a fence or near a building.