Archive for September, 2009

Some days things seem to be brought together.  Today was one such day.  At worship this morning we dedicated our Prayer Shawls and all our knitters. 


Since we began knitting the shawls and offering one to anyone, anywhere, in need of a tangible form of prayer and comfort, we have shared over 150 shawls.  During the children’s thyme a story was shared about sheep and knitting, and how a young sheep learned that to knit means “to bring things together.” 

And the choir sang, “A Time for All Things”, beautiful words to a Scottish tune with a pleasant lilt to it…

 To everything there is a season…

  A time to plant and a time to reap, a time to lose, a time to keep;

   A time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn, a time to dance…

   A time to follow, a time to lead, a time to speak and time to heed;

   A time to sleep, a time to wake, a time to give and a time to take.

   For all the blessings of our God, are given us that we might have..

   A time for all good things.”        (Douglas Wagner)


This afternoon I had the pleasure of attending the Southwest Michigan Community Harvest Festival, A Celebration of Local Food, Local Farming and Sustainable Living.

A variety of people and activities came together: food vendors, local musicians, advocacy groups, educators, farmers and lots of community-minded folk.  It was a time for learning and receiving, a time for eating and celebrating, a time for bringing  good things together. 


 A community with which to worship, a shawl on our shoulders to hold us in prayer, a song in our heart proclaiming the rhythm of life, a festival of food, music, nature, and community… a day knit together with many blessings.

May the blessings of knitting, of good things brought together, weave their way into your life!


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