On July 19, 2020, we tried a different kind of worship service with Rev. Joan Newton O’Gorman at the helm. See her message below.
In this season of change and possibility, this season of change and creativity, you are invited to view a video of a reflection that was recorded last week; a conversation between me (Joan) and Rev. Cordelia Burpee, Pastor of the South Hero Congregational Church, UCC. We met on the lawn of the church and shared a conversation in response to the Gospel reading, the Parable of the Sower – Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23. You are invited to view the recording of Cordelia and me reflecting in parables in general and the Sower parable in particular in advance. Then, on Sunday morning at 10 AM, let’s zoom for a conversation and responses to the reflection. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday for our conversation.
This is a season of seeds. How is your garden growing? Living in Grand Isle we support our local farms and farmer’s markets with deep gratitude for their labor and their imagination in providing delicious and healthy offerings to the community. Just yesterday, on a back road, we discovered a new pop-up farm stand. It is the size of a shed and packed within were the most amazing fresh picked green and purple beans, lilac petal jelly, and homemade pasta. Seeds and plants. What is taking root in your life? How are you weathering the changes of this time?