Sermon by Terri Marks.
First, I want to begin by offering my deepest thanks to everyone who helped make last Sunday’s celebration of the tenth anniversary of our shared ministry such a meaningful day. Renewing our covenant was, for me, so much more powerful after a decade together than when we first made our promises to one another at the beginning of this ministry. I am so grateful to be on this journey with you. Your love and generosity of spirit were such beautiful gifts. For those unable to be with us, you can read my sermon.
This Sunday, we’ll celebrate Earth Day with our own Terri Marks in the pulpit. Terri is nearing the end of her doctoral work based on “Conscious Capitalism.” Her sermon will invite us to resist the easy choice of unconscious spending and encourage more reflection on what and why we buy—and especially where we buy our goods and services. As Terri says, we have a lot of power as consumers and need to exercise that power by choosing companies that are socially-conscious.
On this Earth Sunday a special testimony will be given, and donations will be collected to support the work of the Green Sanctuary group. These include investing in Bullfrog power for the church and special nature classes for the children, as well as the Green Moment and co-operation with Eco Justice activities.
Following the service, we will have a Congregational Meeting to continue our conversation about our real estate options. The task force will report on several possible scenarios and explain important steps that are underway as we move closer to making a decision. I encourage you to engage in this conversation, in person or at the very least by reviewing the materials that will be provided at the meeting (and shared again in coming weeks). Lunch and childcare will be provided.
Wishing you all good things in these beautiful days of spring!
In faith and love,
View the Order of Service.