I took a few days off after Easter to hike in the snowy mountains of Franconia Notch--it required spikes, poles and lots of core strength to remain vertical on icy surfaces. As I struggled along, Pam kept sending me photos of the sanctuary visuals she was putting together that spoke of "home." She's got a quilt, a cast iron pan, a rocking chair, a doll house, a globe, welcome mats and a rainbow church. Having hiked in New Mexico and Colorado most of my life, I think of the mountains as "home."
What speaks of "home" to you? Is it a landscape, a region, a people, maybe some fur babies? Maybe it's a scent? One of the shops we ventured into had a "Lake Cabin" scented candle -- it smelled like pine, flannel and wood stove.
The lectionary scripture lessons for the 50 days of Easter often speak of "abide" together in the presence of the Risen One. What would that mean to dwell with the family of God? What would it mean to think of our spiritual lives as home?
**There will be photographers available following the service on Sunday to continue to capture images for the photo directory.
Main Street's Third Sunday at the Nashua Soup Kitchen is this weekend, April 16, from 2 to 4. If you arrive at 1:30, we can get organized and set-up before our clients arrive. Please let Phyllis Appler know if you can help.
This summer, we're BLASTING OFF! To Mars and Beyond... we'll learn how God can empower us to GO BEYOND with faith, boldness, kindness, thankfulness, and hope. We're on a mission, and we'd love to have you voyage with us!
Monday, July 31st through Friday, August 4th
9:00AM until 12:00PM
(Ages 3 years through 6th Grade)
Register your space below.
Interested in helping us out? There are a variety of ways to volunteer your hands, time, and heart! Click below to fill out the volunteer form or contact Andrea Weir to find your perfect fit!
A new Vestry Class is starting April 2nd at 9:00 a.m., running through June 11th.
Hearing a lot of buzz about the "end times" these days? Join us as we explore Craig C Hill's study, "In God's Time," which explores the way the Bible talks about the future from a perspective of mainstream Biblical scholarship. (Hint: the Bible does not give a roadmap for predicting the end of the world!) (Second hint: the Bible does not predict an end to the world!)
For those who wish to supplement their personal study (not required), the accompanying book is available. A copy or two will be available on Sunday, with three more on order, and you can order your own (new or used) on amazon or through a bookseller of your choice.