We Are Together in the Greening
Prelude - Henry Remiz
Opening - Rob Smith
Welcome to our gathering.
We celebrate Creation time during this seasonal shift and seek to evermore be present to our Great Mother Earth.
We honour and acknowledge the land of our indigenous brothers and sisters, that we each gather on today. We commit to be reconciled with all life and Great Mother Earth that sustains.
May Great Spirit God walk with you through this time and offer you invitation and space to reflect on your own journey.
Prayer - Robin MacKenzie
O Spirit, you swept through the ages:
be among us now to fill us with radical amazement
at the wonder of creation and creativity.
Call to us that we may hear your voice
in beauty, in witness, in song, and in prayer,
and respond with all that we have to offer:
body, mind, soul, and spirit.
Whisper to us when we doubt your goodness and despair of hope
in a world fraught with signs of destruction,
that we may yet hear your still small voice. Amen.
by Ralph Carl Wushke
Scripture reading: Matthew 6:24-33 - Rob Smith
‘No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Reflection: We are together in the greening - Rev Patti Armstrong
Music: Each Blade of Grass MV #37 - Henry Remiz
Postlude - Henry Remiz