Category Archives: Worship

Winter Urns

Have you ever been asked to take on a task that you very much wanted to do, but which also made you a bit nervous? I recently had the opportunity to decorate three urns for the outside of our church … Continue reading

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This is My Father’s World

This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought  Of rocks and trees, of skies and … Continue reading

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Albino Milkweed

Talking a walk in the country recently, we came across a completely white, ghostly looking, milkweed. At first, I thought it was dead, but upon closer inspection, I could see that it was not only alive, but ready to flower. … Continue reading

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Trees by Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to … Continue reading

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Fairest Lord Jesus

Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature O Thou of God and man the Son Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown Fair are the meadows, Fairer still the woodlands Robed in … Continue reading

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Fasting, Turkey, and a Russian Proverb

We were privileged, some years ago to have a young couple at Hope Church minister to our youth.  They were with us for only a year because they were in the final steps of preparing to be missionaries to Turkey. … Continue reading

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