Dear disciples of Jesus at Immanuel Lutheran,

This week we conclude our Beguiled by Beauty 6-week sermon series with the theme “From Beauty to Compassion and Justice.” Paying attention to the beauty of the earth and all creatures is a way to deepen our spiritual resources. It reminds us of God’s longing and intention for the well being and harmony of all creation. The world can sometimes be an ugly place filled with bad news. But even in the midst of suffering, being aware of the beauty and order of the universe reminds us that God has not abandoned us. God opens our hearts in compassion to care for the earth and one another, becoming messengers of good news.

Your partner in ministry,
Pastor Gretchen