Click on blue words below. Gayle Kerr, a spiritual director and supervisor in our Gateways to God program, gently guides us through the 3 phases of Lectio Divina using God’s promises in Isaiah 43. Though it can be hard to see, God is doing a new thing and lectio divina will help us discover it.
June 15 was a perfect day. Everett and his grandmother, Kim, were the first arrivals (and helpers).The games were prepared: Oscar, the GrouchFace Painting: cup cakes and badminton and bean bag toss and ducklings to be netted from a pool..and the bounce house.And the people came and sweet children, all well behaved. The cup cakes to decorate beneath the tree are a hit.Thanks to all the helpers and Julie for organizing!
Thanks to Lorna for bringing him to the island this summer for the Teen Camp Meeting and for Rev. Charlotte for inviting him to preach in Chilmark. We enjoyed meeting his Mother, Sister and Niece , Hannah, who came all the way from R.I. this morning for the service.Another special blessing this day was the music Lia Kahler offered, her amazing voice filling the sanctuary with Spirit.
July saw the return of two of our previous pastors. Seongmoon Ahn and his family returned to celebrate his ordination with us, his first congregation.
Arlene Bodge joined us for worship another Sunday and the congregation was thrilled to see her well there as well as at the sunset worship service in Oak Bluffs that was part of the youth camp meeting that weekend.
We’ve been blessed with these lovely leaders!
Check this link to our page on supporting afternoon school at Lilavois School, Haiti. http://chilmarkchurch.org/service/index.php/a-community-church/haiti-school-mission-at-lilivois/
Resurrecting God, as we enter the season of Eastertide, may your enduring Presence remind us of the tidal qualities of your love for us. May your love break upon us as water upon the shore, molding and shaping us. May it expose us to new sharpness of vision. May your grace beckon to us the way a wave reaches out to our feet as we walk along the shore. We open ourselves to the ways in which you will surprise, inform us, change us and draw us to you. Grant us receptivity to your living presence in our lives. AMEN
“adapted from a prayer for the 2nd Sunday in Eastertide in
TOUCH HOLINESS Resources For Worship Edited by Ruth C. Duck and Maren C. Tirabassi
The Pilgrim Press NY 1990