So begins Movement No. 13 of one of Franz Joseph Haydn's greatest musical works, The Creation. Haydn found inspiration for the lyrics of that movement from the opening verses of Psalm 19 in the Bible. That same Psalm concludes with words that Catherine offers in prayer before every sermon she preaches, a practice she learned from one of her most important mentors and one of Trinity's early pastors, the Rev. O. Dean Martin: "May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer."
This Sunday, we'll turn our attention to Psalm 19 as we continue our worship series for Lent, Celtic Rhythms: Keeping Time with God. This psalm is a great example of Scripture that calls attention to the goodness of creation and how it serves as a witness to its Creator, which is also a prominent theme in Celtic theology. I look forward to seeing you there.
On another note...what a wonderful day we had last Sunday! Being all together for one worship service was such a special time. More than 300 of you stayed afterward for the Community Conversation that included an update from the Vision Team and your participation in vision conversations with each other. This gathering was important in giving the Vision Team another opportunity to hear from you. The input you have provided will be instrumental in helping the team complete its work in the coming months. Thank you.