Focus: Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy…As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you. Isaiah 66
There is a passage in the Gospel of John where we hear these important words that Jesus shared as he says to his dearest friends and to us, “You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that God will give you whatever you ask in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.“
Focus: “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu
Today, our readings evoke the beautiful imagery of the Good Shepherd, both through our Call to Worship which echoes the language of Psalm 23 and from our reading in the passage from 1 John.
Focus: “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”
Focus: Sue Maccalous, Poem by Mary Oliver Threshold Moment: Heather Davis, “Acknowledging and Honoring our own Sensitive Selves”.
Enjoy our Homebound 2020 video, courtesy of Nancy Bernier.
Happy Easter to each of you this morning. We have come together to celebrate the joy of Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our belief that new life indeed may break forth and give us hope and the promise of better days ahead. It has been a wonderful start to spring here in Maine, a […]
L: Out of the earth Rises light, Rises life, Rises spring. All: May we join with the iracle that is springtime and enter into life with lightness and joy.
L: Come and remember the love of Jesus, gathered at table with his friends. All: We come to receive from Christ the bread of life, the cup of blessing;