This Sunday in Worship…

Our worship on this Earth Sunday will celebrate the earth’s amazing grandeur and God’s care for all of creation. Our scripture lesson, from Psalm 104, is a prayer of thanks and amazement, which invites our prayerful awe, humble reflection, and loving care for the earth.  The Rev. Dr. Greg Osterberg will offer the message and accompany our singing on guitar, with Deborah Osterberg serving as cantor and reading the scripture. The choir will bless us with “Near to the Heart of God,” by Lloyd Larson, and I will lead the liturgy and children’s time.  I hope you will make time to come in person or join us online for this healing and restorative hour!

Following the children’s time, the elementary class will be led by Jenna & Amanda, and the youth will meet with Su & Kim.  This week’s Fellowship Hour is hosted this week by the Buholtz family.  At noon, singers and actors of all ages are invited to a Spring Musical rehearsal, until about 12:45, led by parents in room 33.  We’ll read through the play once, and then talk about possible roles. Staff meeting is in Pastor Martha’s office at 12:15.

If you have a prayer request or announcement to be shared, please send it to me at PastorMartha@henriettaucc.org, or fill out a card in the sanctuary and hand it to the ushers during the offertory. You can also share prayer requests in the online chat during worship—as long you have permission from the person you’re praying for.

I also want to thank you for the many expressions of care, as I took some time with my family to lay my nephew to rest last week. I am glad to be back at home and to be a part of this caring community!

Peace be with you,

Pastor Martha