November 14th, 2018

Kendra has put together a Gratitude bulletin board in the Gathering Space. On it are some of the “treasure” cards filled out last Sunday during worship. Before you journey to your various Thanksgiving meals next week, you might want to take time to read some of what fellow disciples are most thankful for at church.

Meanwhile, here is a poem about having a holy awareness of life’s gifts by Anne Sexton from her book The Awful Rowing Toward God. 

Peace, Catherine

There is joy
in all:
in the hair I brush each morning,
in the Cannon towel, newly washed,
that I rub my body with each morning,
in the chapel of eggs I cook
each morning,
in the outcry from the kettle
that heats my coffee
each morning,
in the spoon and the chair
that cry "hello there, Anne"
each morning,
in the godhead of the table
that I set my silver, plate, cup upon
each morning.

All this is God,
right here in my pea-green house
each morning
and I mean,
though often forget,
to give thanks,
to faint down by the kitchen table
in a prayer of rejoicing
as the holy birds at the kitchen window
peck into their marriage of seeds.

So while I think of it,
let me paint a thank-you on my palm
for this God, this laughter of the morning,
lest it go unspoken.

The Joy that isn't shared, I've heard,
dies young.


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Scripture Readings for November 18, 2018
1 Samuel 1:4-20
1 Samuel 2:1-10
Hebrews 10:11-25
Mark 13:1-8


Gingerbread Bakers Needed

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The 14th Annual Gingerbread Potluck is December 5th from 5:30-7pm. We need several volunteers to make gingerbread. You can pick up a copy of the recipe from the Welcome Window in the Gathering Space or click below. Please put all gingerbread in the freezer in the kitchen by Sunday, December 2nd.