Ordinary Time, the Last Sunday of August

sassafras leaves

cool morning breeze
plays a quiet tune thru the windchimes
Sunday morning hymn
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blue jays
shouting from cedar top to cedar top
Invocation
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first golden leaves
gently fall to the ground
Sunday morning offertory
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meadow grasses
golden and heavy with seed
bowing in the morning breeze
Prayers of thanksgiving
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late summer drought
brings the first color of autumn
sassafras leaves & sheaves of sumac
Benediction
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Morning of Pentecost

 

faint sound of chimes

in the early morning air

call to worship

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profuse blooms of honeysuckle

cascade over each fence and post

thurible of incense

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distant thunder

dark clouds form across the western ridge

prayers of the penitent

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cacophony of birdsong

welcomes the dawning sun

pentecost sunday

sunday morning moments

sunday morning reflections 2014

wavering reflection/ dawns light on the water/ prayers of thanksgiving

sound of trumpets/ wild geese overhead /processional hymn

echoing across the cove/ tiny wrens warbling song/ call to worship

frothy white pear blossoms/ peek out from the woods/ little girls in church

small brown chipmunk/ perched on the gray stone wall/ morning meditations

small fishing boats/ bobbing in the morning cove/ gestures of faith

across the warming meadow/ cacophony of birdsong/ sunday morning choir practice

morning wakes/ shrouded in gray mist/ prayers of intercession

quiet murmuring/ pale gray doves in the cedars/ lenten prayers

from the cedar tops/ blue jays call/ shouts of acclamation

cold wind ruffles the morning cove/ sound of waves against the rocky shore/ prayers of the penitent

from the cold winter garden/ bright golden trumpets of daffodils/ intrusion of grace

*** This is the scene that greeted me this morning as I was filling the birdfeeders – such a glorious sky and reflections – hope you have a beautiful day