Resting in the Grace of the World

Photo of Tahquamenon River lined with silhouetted trees and pink, orange and purple sky and water

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After spending almost two weeks camping in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I’m feeling moved to reflect on Wendell Berry’s poem, “The Peace of Wild Things.”  So this morning we’ll explore our connections with the natural world and what wisdom and healing we might find there.

Photo of sunset over the Tahquamenon River by Karen Armina

Share the Plate

  • Today’s Share the Plate recipient is the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization providing voter information and encouraging active participation in government. 

Order of Service

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Mother Earth, Beloved Garden” by Amanda Udis-Kessler
  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Hymn: #1069 “Ancient Mother”
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: “I Am the Storm” by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple
  • Hymn: #391 “Voice Still and Small”
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry
  • Reflection: “Resting in the Grace of the World” with Rev. Karen Armina
  • Offering: “Valley of Healing Waters” from the band called “2002
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Closing Hymn: #387 “The Earth, Water, Fire, Air”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction