Special Reflection by Rev. Dr. Gail Stratton
Stories for All Ages – Including Blake Shedd’s ‘How To Meet A Flower’
Service Leader: Eunice Benton
It is our tradition to celebrate this season’s time of birth, new life and transformation by lifting up images of beauty, love and hope! And surely a spring has never been more welcomed than this one, as we begin to emerge from a pandemic’s challenges and losses. This morning there will be favorite music and stories and a special reflection. Beaming in from his still-emerging-from-winter garden in Austria, Blake Shedd will share 'How To Meet A Flower.' And our own Rev. Gail Stratton will share her thoughts on this rarest of years and this particular spring. All will be oriented for an intergenerational audience.
All are encouraged to contribute to our Online Flower Communion by choosing something budding or blooming from yard or environment to share beside you in this video service. Nothing fancy - just grab a jar or plastic cup and thus have a little 'vase of flowers' for all to see in the camera view of you. In this adapted way, the flowers we bring can be shared with all, in the spirit of our traditional Flower Communion! Of course it's just fine for those calling in by phone or participating without video to skip this (unless you just want some flowers for yourself... and then you can tell us about them during 'coffee hour'!!)
And - about eggs and egg hunting!! In recent years we have ended our Easter morning with an egg hunt - where the young people have hidden eggs for the adults! This year we'll need egg hunting stories since we can't do this in real time! We'll make time for a story or two...!!
We are a welcoming congregation and invite you to join us this Sunday. However, due to security concerns we are unable to publish the link to the online service. Contact Sandra Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org to have the link sent to you. Please request link before Sunday.