Hymn of Grateful Praise

For the beauty of the earth… For the glory of the skies… For the love which from our birth… Over and around us lies… Lord of all to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise. –Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1864 According to Robert Morgan,...

All This

1. A stranger’s hands dig clay a potter’s hands shape: a teapot, two cups. 2. Rain falls, pools in lakes, streams into rivers. Men clad in jeans and yellow vests bury pipes that carry water from mountain lake to our front yard. Another man, in jeans that need a belt...

Seeing God’s Smile

O give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. —Psalm 105:1-3 God-gifts pour down,...

Right to Give Thanks

We begin the Godly Play liturgy each Sunday with these words: Let us give thanks to the Lord. It is right to give thanks and praise. We should say it in the sanctuary, too, each week, when we come to worship together, to remember that it is right to offer thanks to...

Scent of Oranges

creamy petals cup yellow stamens, nestle in leafy mandorlas fragrance flowers faint from closed buds about to burst— scent of oranges     I keep counting the endless gifts, giving thanks to the Giver for each grace: 2682. The beautiful wedding of two beautiful people...

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