Good Afternoon Church,

The calendar says April 21st, but I am not so sure Mother Nature got the memo! The snow has been beautiful to watch all day and to see the trees come back to life as the weight of the snow is melted off has been fun to see all day. Although I will be happy to have my office windows open again so I can have the breeze come in!
It was so good to worship with you all again this past Sunday. I look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces or hearing your voices over Zoom on Sunday.
In about a month we will be celebrating Pentecost, which signals the end of the Easter season and the birth of the Church. To celebrate we will be having some special music that Sunday. If you would like to be a part of our Bell Choir for Pentecost, please let Shanelle know. She will also provide more details and another announcement on Sunday.
May 2nd will be communion Sunday. Communion pre-filled cups are available outside my office door. Please feel free to stop on by and pick up your communion, if you are unable to come in, please let either myself or Vivian know that you need it brought out to you and we will take care of it!
June 6th is our Reconciling Sunday Celebration. If you would like to help plan or share what has been done in the past, please reach out to me. I would love to hear from you!
Scripture for Sunday is: John 10:11-18 and 1 John 3:16-24
Our prayer for the week is for Earth Day which is tomorrow April 22nd, the prayer comes from an Earth Day celebration by Catholic Health Association USA
God of rain and sun, of land and sea: we praise you for the most generous gifts of life.

In the crunch of leaves underfoot in fall, in the smallest bulb which bursts through the soil in spring: on these days, our offering of praise comes easily.

In the trying moments, when the shivering cold bites in winter, when the scorching sun burns in the summer, grant we pray that we may still offer you praise for your goodness.

Let our praise and thanksgiving be unceasing. Let them move us to action. God of all, grant us the courage and strength to engage in the necessary hard work of change for our home, for our brothers and sisters and for your names’ sake.


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May the rest of this week land gently on you all.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Megan