The Chime Choir performs this Sunday, May 29.

 

This is the last choir performance for the summer.  The Chancel and Chime choirs will resume in the Fall.

 

 


 

May 22 - Trinity Sunday First Sunday after Pentecost


 "Life is this simple. We are living in a world that is   absolutely transparent, and God is shining through it all the time."
Thomas Merton, 20th century

 

 

 

 


 

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost is the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit, 50 days after Easter. It was this coming of the Holy Spirit that is said to be the beginning of the church. Consequently, May 15 is the birthday of the church this year. This birthday is described in Acts 2. It was as the twelve disciples (Matthias replaced Judas) gathered with 120 others that they heard the sound of a strong wind and the Holy Spirit descended on them as tongues of flames. They were able to speak languages they hadn’t learned so that all could understand the message of God’s amazing doings in our world, and Peter stood up and preached his first sermon.


 

  Sunday, May 8 is Mother's Day

 Hear, my child, your father’s instruction,
   and do not reject your mother’s teaching;
 for they are a fair garland for your head,
   and pendants for your neck.

 Proverbs 1:8-9

 

 


 

Care for God's Creatures -- Earth Day 2016

"Furry, feathered, finned, four-legged, and winged, the diversity of God’s creatures inspires wonder and awe. From Noah’s Ark, to barn animals surrounding baby Jesus, to Isaiah’s vision of the lion dwelling with the lamb, God’s creatures play an important role in the Bible. In the psalms, creatures give praise to God, having their own relationship with God separate from humanity. Thus, knowing and loving God’s creatures helps us better know our Creator."

How great are Your works, O God! You made them all with wisdom, the earth is full of Your creatures Psalms 104:24

We have a call to dominion over God's creatures. In a time when one in five species faces threat of extinction, what does it mean to respond as Christians? For inspiration go to Creation Justice Ministries.

Creation Justice Ministries is joining with other faith-based organizations and tens of thousands of people in a call to prayer for God's creation on Earth Day (April 22)  at noon, whatever time zone you are in, wherever you are. We pray in gratitude for this moment, and for God's strength for hard work ahead.


 

 

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