Please join us for in-person worship this Sunday, October 17 at 10:00 am! The bulletin for this Sunday is available for viewing HERE.
*[Our 10 am in-person Sunday worship in the Sanctuary requires masks for all. Please continue to practice 6 feet physical distancing whenever possible.]
Season of Ordinary Time ~ Sunday, October 17, 2021, 10 am
For Special Music, Ms. Vanessa Yearsley will sing “I Carry Your Heart” by John Duke based on the poem, “i carry your heart,” by ee cummings.
i carry your heart with me
(i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it
(anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
i want no world (for beautiful you are my world ,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
Message: How Did We Lose Our Way & How Can We Find Our Way Back? Part 7) “So where is everybody?”
This Sunday, Pastor John will be taking us into Part 2 of the world of Richard Powers. Powers has a new book out this year, “Bewilderment,” following the 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Overstory.” His new book explores if we are alone in the universe or if there is life outside of the solar system.
Theo, Robin’s father, is an astrobiologist. Robin, who desperately believes in the sanctity of life beyond himself, begs his father for these night times, bedtime stories, and Theo gives him easy travel to other planets. And they make this journey across the universe for life and the possibilities of life. Robin asks his father, “So where is everybody?”
Father and son imagine going to a new planet. What would life look like if it was able to get started here? And what would that change in our sense of who we are and where we’ve landed? It is another way of getting at the question of human meaning:
Where do we come from?
Who are we?
How are we to live here?
Where are we going?