Webs of Wonder: Earth Day service
Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.
The word “wonder,” our theme for April, has, of course, many different though connected meanings. As a noun, it can be a splendid mix of surprise and admiration, or something (or someone!) remarkable and strange. As a verb, wonder speaks to that deep desire to know more, to feel a restless curiosity, about something. It can also be a way to express doubt. And, obviously, to feel amazement. All these definitions are relevant to our relationship with the Earth.
This Sunday we will celebrate Earth Day by looking at our changing relationship with our beloved “Blue Dot” through the many lenses of wonder. To add to the festivities, the children will be sharing a song by Pete Seeger, Kim Saltarski and Ian French and friends will share a new song called “Blessings,” and we’ll all join in singing a Beatles song at the end!