(verse of the week)
The earth is the LORD'S, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.
(Prayer of the week)
Almighty and Loving God, thank you for the blessing of the universe and all that you created and the special blessing of our world. Help me to be the steward of all that you have blessed us with, and may I also steward each day of my life giving back to you by the way I use my gifts an talents. May your Holy Spirit fill me and make me a new creation empowered by your grace and love. Fill me with your love, and may others see you in all I do, and give you thanks. Amen.
Blessings -Pastor TJ
(quote of the week)
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed.
Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell:
the soil Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.
And for all this, nature is never spent;
There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs --
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
Gerald Manley Hopkins, "God's Grandeur"