Sunday worship was filled with excitement, children’s voices, and words of encouragement. Part of my love of worship stems and grows from the love that is shown to each other when we gather. This Sunday was no different.
We heard from Mark 4 – the Parables of the Kingdom and the mustard seed.
Both of these parables connected with Father’s Day. Quite the task but not impossible.
There were seeds:
of churches/communities of faith
The seeds, deep roots, stalk, and harvest can be metaphors for our lives and for the Kingdom. What we plant IS important. What seeds will you plant tody?
…and it is a very happy kind of day. There’s blue sky, gentle breeze, and nature is a buzzing with life. So much to be thankful for.
Yesterday at St. Luke’s United we shared in a time of remembrance for those who have passed since last June. We lit candles, prayed, and had a time over food to share memories.
The focus of the service was not only remembering but of giving thanks. From Psalm 138: “1 To You, Lord, I give my whole heart, a heart filled with praise, for I am grateful;”
We understand that through the valleys and onto the mountain peaks God is with us – we are not alone. For this we give thanks.
Living in gratitude is Godly living. Giving thanks renews our hearts. Are you living in an attitude of gratitude today, on this happy Monday?