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Pastor's Pondering - April 22, 2022

Dear friends - Happy Earth Day! The first earth day was in 1970, created through demonstrations and an emerging awareness of environmental consciousness. This year, EarthDay.org is hosting a livestream event today, "Nature in the Race to Zero," with suggestions for moving to zero greenhouse gas emissions. LINK HERE At River Glen, we're celebrating Earth Stewardship Sunday this weekend, including hearing from members of the congregation about where they experience God in nature. One of my favorite poets is Mary Oliver, who is such a keen and precise observer of nature. She writes of, "The Kingfisher":

The kingfisher rises out of the black wave like a blue flower, in his beak he carries a silver leaf. I think this is the prettiest world--so long as you don't mind a little dying, how could there be a day in your whole life that doesn't have its splash of happiness?

I hope you get out in the world and enjoy God in nature with lots of splashes of happiness. See you in worship on Sunday! Jess

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