January 19, 2022 – Psalm 19

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The heavens declare the glory of God, 

and the firmament shows the handiwork of the Lord.

One day tells its tale to another, 

and one night imparts knowledge to another.

Although they have no words or language, 

and their voices are not heard,

their sound has gone out into all lands,

and their message to the ends of the world. 

Psalm 19:1-4a

In this time when we are not as close to one another as we might like to be, Psalm 19 reminds us of the ways in which messages can be sent even without words or human voices. If this poem were rewritten for our week, it might sound something like

The clouds heavy with snow remind of God’s abundance

and the frost reflects the intricacies of God’s design.

One flurry dances with another

and an icicle shares its wisdom as it melts…

[Our ever increasing Florida contingent will have to write their own adaptations. :)]

We know that pictures are worth a thousand words, so if you’d like, send in a photo this week to worshipprojection@ucu.church to be included in our worship service on Sunday. Captions or verses welcome…faces as well as natural scenes. And who knows? Perhaps a slightly different perspective will reveal something new about the world we share.

We will also continue to use Padlet as a means of sharing joys and concerns. We realize there was some difficult viewing during the service, but you can also visit the link throughout the week to add your requests and view that of others.

I look forward to Sunday worship and especially to seeing the faces on Zoom for Annual Meeting.

Pastor Jen