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Virtual Good Friday Service - April 10, 2020


To each one of you, welcome to this page. No matter who you are, no matter where you’re at, no matter what you believe, no matter who you love, you belong here.

ZOOM Worship Service

Due to technical problems the session was not recorded and we are sorry that we can't provide a video of the Good Friday Service.

Listen to "Were You There"

A Year's Risings with Mary Oliver: JUST LYING ON THE GRASS AT BLACKWATER

I think sometimes of the possible glamour of death - that it might be wonderful to be lost and happy inside the green grass - or to be the green grass! - or, maybe the pink rose, or the blue iris, or the affable daisy, or the twirled vine looping its way skyward – that I might be perfectly peaceful to be the shining lake, or the hurrying, athletic river, or the dark shoulders of the trees where the thrush each evening weeps himself into an ecstasy.

I lie down in the fields of goldenrod, and everlasting. Who could find me? My thoughts simplify. I have not done a thousand things or a hundred things but, perhaps, a few. As for wondering about answers that are not available except in books, though all my childhood I was sent there to find them, I have learned to leave all that behind

as in summer I take off my shoes and my socks, my jacket, my hat, and go on happier, through the fields. The little sparrow with the pink beak calls out, over and over, so simply – not to me but to the whole world. All afternoon I grow wiser, listening to him, soft, small, nameless fellow at the top of some weed, enjoying his life. If you can sing, do it. If not,

even silence can feel, to the world, like happiness, like praise, from the pool of shade you have found beneath the everlasting.

Listen to "In The Bulb There Is a Flower"


Word for All Ages

This week, my daughter reminded me of how we would bake simple resurrection rolls at Easter. To make, you simply take a marshmallow and roll it up in a crescent roll. When they are finished baking, the marshmallow melts and disappears. This week, we celebrate the Easter story. Two days after Jesus' death on Good Friday, his friends went to visit his grave and found the burial place empty. He was gone! We don't know how it happened but Jesus' message that he leaves us is that God is love. And when we love one another, are kind and generous, God is in our hearts. I thought you might like to make some resurrection rolls. You can google the recipe and give them a try.

Happy Easter to you all!


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