Earth Day A Gift For All

April 20, 2020

Greetings Friends,

We share this planet as one of God’s magnificent creations.  On this Earth Day we realize that as the human family we have far more in common than what differentiates us. With that commonality, we are called upon to care for our world.  

A Rabbinic parable from two thousand years ago tells of a Roman garrison traveling along the country side coming upon an elderly person planting a carob tree know to take decades before bearing fruit.  The soldier ridicules the planter and challenges as to why plant a tree from which he would never benefit.  The elder responds that just as  the current generation found the world with trees and beauty,  so shall the world be left for future generations.  

We must protect and care for the earth.  Let’s come together in worship this Sunday in partnership and community committing  to care for our planet in celebration of Earth Day.  


Rabbi Mark

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

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