It Speaks; Are We Hearing? Human beings experience the presence of the “Divine” in many ways. Our scriptures are colorful as we read how God uses the things of nature to teach us. Our hymnody uses imagery of flying like the bird, blowing like the wind, rising like an eagle, flowers not yet in bloom. We reference tiny sparrows, great whales, swirling stars, earthquakes, storms – “rocks, trees, skies and seas” – the imagery from nature is almost endless.
Our worship this Sunday is going to draw on some of this imagery. Jesus used sheep, goats, yeast and seeds to teach people about the kingdom of heaven. Is something essential to the Gospel message lost when we lose touch with “Mother Earth”? Do we truly believe “This is my Father’s World” – God’s world? Do we believe that if we listen to the song nature sings we find rest for our soul?
Following our worship this Sunday the Justice and Social Concerns Ministry Team invites us to an “Eco Fair”. It is a time for reflection, learning, and fellowship.
We will share a story with our children from the Book of Numbers – one of the Bible’s most unusual situations where a human being needs a donkey in order to see the angel standing right in front of him! Come and worship with us!
Message: Creation Speaks: Are We Hearing?
Frans Lanting – The Story of Life in Photographs