“You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.” ~The Message
“Blessed are we when we treasure the wisdom of the earth, receiving survival strategies whispered underground by bristlecone pine and sequoia, returning the praise songs of nuthatch and titmouse, flocking together with the murmuration maps of bees and bats and butterflies, and pollinating possibilities for living in these beautiful ruins.” ~Enfleshed
On this Second Sunday, our worship will be a celebration that includes thankfulness for all that God has given in the wonder and beauty of creation. We celebrate God’s gracious work as Creator of the earth and all its amazing biological life. Second Sunday worship finds us seeking ways to be interactive so that the Spirit may move, restore, and engage us in expanded ways. As we acknowledge the persecution of the earth and the most vulnerable of the earth, we respond to the mandate that humans care for the creation. As we honor the gift of creation, let us look for ways to recommit ourselves to the proper care and stewardship of the earth and those who vulnerable in our midst. Our Change the World offering will be given to our Helping Our Neighbors ministry that weekly helps people to stay in their homes by helping with utility costs. Blessed are we when we experience, celebrate, and share God’s love.
Led by: Rev. Julie Kline