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  • Writer's picturePastor Jess Scholten

Pastor's Pondering - April 23, 2021

“What Can I Say” by Mary Oliver, in honor of Earth Day on 4/22:

What can I say that I have not said before? So I’ll say it again. The leaf has a song in it. Stone is the face of patience. Inside the river there is an unfinishable story and you are somewhere in it and it will never end until all ends. Take your busy heart to the art museum and the chamber of commerce but take it also to the forest. The song you heard singing in the leaf when you were a child is singing still. I am of years lived, so far, seventy-four, and the leaf is singing still. ~ “What Can I Say” from Swan by Mary Oliver ~

Dear friends – If we have learned nothing from this past year, we have assuredly learned the value of being in and appreciating God’s creation – there is no lockdown on beauty. Come celebrate God’s creation and the reminders of our care for the earth on Earth Stewardship Sunday this week – join us online or sign up below and be there in person.

Take your heart to the forest,


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