This Sunday in worship…

Down through the centuries, humanity has made amazing progress.  Who could have imagined antibiotics, space travel, cell phones or the internet a hundred years ago? Still, as advanced as we are, some kinds of progress continue to escape us.  War and poverty still plague the earth, as people and nations  struggle to coexist.  And the price of our      technological advances is the degradation of our environment, due to misuse and overuse of earth’s resources.  To this struggling world, Jesus brings a message of peace: peace within ourselves, with one another and with God’s entire creation.

This Sunday’s musical message, “Peace in the Kingdom,” brought by our children and youth, will explore the interrelatedness of these three kinds of peace and the changes we need in order to live in peace.  In celebration of Earth Day, our liturgy will lift up the need to care for the earth, and Elizabeth Pixley will offer a Moment for  Stewardship.  Children and youth will remain in worship; little ones will go to their classroom for playtime following the message. I hope you will join us for this time of reflection on the part we play in bringing God’s shalom to the whole world!