Praise God!

Praise God!

Read Psalm 66: 1-7

All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you, sing praises to your name.
Psalm 66:4

Last week as I came out of my house, I heard what sounded like a babbling brook. It sounded beautiful but caused me to pause as I don’t live near running water. As I stopped, listened and looked around, I realized the warmth of the sun was melting the snow from the trees and roof so quickly; it was giving the sound of moving water. The sun was shining through the ice on the trees making it seem as if the trees were embellished with diamonds. In my slowing down and looking around, I caught a glimpse of a squirrel running through a neighbor’s yard. The joyful voices of the children waiting at the bus stop filled the air. It was a joy-filled moment. Everything and everyone were singing praises to God. My heart was filled to join in.

What has happened in your life lately to grab your attention? Was it joy-filled? Awe inspiring? A cause for thankfulness? Fear filled? How did you respond? Were you able to find God in the midst?

This coming Sunday we will have Still Working lead worship. It will be an opportunity to sing praises to God in a new way. The band provides a more contemporary musical sound. From the Building Hope survey, many responses indicated a desire for more diversity in worship music. I hope that you will welcome Still Working into worship; perhaps even invite a friend. This new musical endeavor will expand our conversation as we move forward. What is working, what isn’t and where do we go from here. It is the hope that on the fifth (5th) Sunday of each month (four this year), we will experience a new genre of music to help our conversation and our praising of God. Following worship, we will have a time of fellowship Boston style: Beans, hot dogs, and other. Marge Deshaies is coordinating. Please give her a call and see how you can help.

Please join together as we sing praises to God, who is indeed worthy of our praise!

In Christ’s Light and Love,

Pastor Pat