Beauty in all God's Creatures

April 22, 2021

All God’s Critter’s Got a Place in the Choir

…some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they got now” –Bill Staines, songwriter

I didn’t hear this song until I was an adult summer camp counselor, but it cracks me up every time I hear it. I love thinking about how there’s a place for everybody in the “choir” of God’s family, even if all we can do is clap our hands, or paws or anything we got now.  This Sunday, we look at how aspects of God’s presence may be revealed through animals, and not just the warm and fuzzy ones. Nope, we’re going to look for ways God’s grace is revealed through some of the least popular critters on the planet, because if we can see God there, we can see God everywhere!  Please join us for worship online or IN PERSON this Sunday.

Everything Changes
In our sermon series we are exploring how our brains were designed to be suspicious of change, and for good reason–homeostasis in good measure helps us thrive, protecting us from danger. But if we look closely at what the Creator set in motion, we find that change is the most constant part of life and necessary for animating our spirits as we find renewed purpose throughout life. Jesus advocated for changes that would keep us moving toward greater goodness!  “Everything Changes” John 12:20-26 In our scripture this week Jesus asks us to let go of life “as it is” in order to create and multiply the love that is eternal. What feels like the chaos, or recklessness, of change is the breaking-open of possibility and the sprouting of new life. This is what it means to follow the change-maker Jesus and serve his purpose of more love in the world. -Pastor Courtney

Publish Date:

May 13, 2021

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