We are observing the month
of October as a Season of Creation. There is a garden, lovingly prepared by our Liturgical Arts Ministry Team, in front of the altar in our sanctuary. Before worship, from 10:45 – 11:00 am, any who desire may gather around the garden.
You are invited to go up and sit (on the floor or in one of the pews) in the chancel area. You can touch the soil and/or light a candle. As you do, you may offer prayers of blessing for the earth or express contrition for humankind’s bad stewardship of the earth or renew your personal commitment to care for our besieged and beautiful creation.
Celtic spirituality sees… “the goodness of earth and the belief that God’s dwelling-place is deep within creation. So to look to God is not to look away from life but to look more deeply into it. Together with its emphasis on the presence of God at the heart of creation, of God being the heartbeat of life, there is also a sense of the closeness, the personal immediacy of God to us, a closeness not only of God but the whole host of heaven, enfolding the earth and its people with love.” – J. Philip Newell
“God is the Life of the world and not merely some religious aspect of it.” – J. Philip Newell
Enter in and listen deeply to the heartbeat of God.