Worship Blog: Creation Speaks; Are We Hearing?

April 27 Balaam

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!

Screenshot (1)Scriptures: Numbers 22   Job 12:7-10   Psalm 24

Message: Creation Speaks: Are We Hearing?

 

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Mark Demers

Want to talk about sex, politics, spirituality? So do I. I grew up in a religious home in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Our country was reeling from assassinations and the devastation of the Viet Nam War. Looking for something beautiful, I got a degree in music, married the love of my life and had children. Looking for God, I then went to seminary. Looking for something that might transform the world, I became a local church pastor. Now, I’m always looking for people who want to talk about important things. I cherish conversations with emerging leaders, people who are antsy to try an idea they believe would change the world for the better. I’d would love to hear from you.