This Sunday, February 21, 2021
Seminar meets this Sunday at 9:00am via Zoom and Professor Greg Robbins from DU will present part two of "Aging Thoughtfully: Conversations about Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles and Regret".

Sunday worship will be 10:15am online via Zoom.

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Join by Phone: +1 253 215 8782 OR +1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 985 7809 9050
Passcode: 482164

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Youth Group meets via Zoom at 11:30am.

BYOB2 meets via Zoom at 5:30pm.

I grew up in the heyday of the United States space program. From President Kennedy pledging to land a person on the moon “before the decade is out” to the night my mother let us stay up to watch Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, I was addicted. One of the first Mercury astronauts, Scott Carpenter, was from Boulder.

When I stop to consider the expense of all those missions, I recognize that much could have been done with that money. Today, though, I watched the NASA control room as the Mars Rover Exhibition, Perseverance, landed on Mars and I cheered along with the engineers and all those in the control room. I’m excited at the technology that has gone into this expedition, including a helicopter drone that will fly over the surface of Mars.

Humans have long been fascinated with exploration and with the question of “what’s out there?” That is a question that many space travelers asked. Just prior making that short, bold walk on the surface of the moon, Buzz Aldrin paused and took communion. After the dramatic lunar landing, in the stillness of that place and time, Aldrin radioed back to Earth, “This is the LM pilot. I’d like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way.”

We all have our moments, moments of awe, of wonder —maybe the birth of a child, possibly a sunrise that takes our breath away, or that moment in a musical concert that, without warning, brings us to tears. It is Socrates who has been credited with the adage, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” The examined life takes some work. It requires time. It requires silence. It requires asking those big questions and having a heart, mind, and will open to the answers. This season of Lent is an opportunity for us to focus. It can be a time of personal reflection, and spiritual growth. It can be an opportunity to, maybe, ask some of the questions that those astronauts asked.

  Rev. Sharon
Additional Announcements

Seminar, Sunday, February 21st, 9:00am via Zoom.
Or by phone: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 962 4394 6904 Passcode: 212514

Lenten Devotional Conversations, Wednesdays, 10:00am via Zoom
Christ Church is invited to read A Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent by Walter Brueggemann which includes devotions to carry you through Lent. Join Rev. Sharon for a time to discuss how these devotions or other Lent practices are going every Wednesday at 10am via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 919 1982 3667 Passcode: 705462 Join by Phone: +1 669 900 9128

Hallelujah Chorus Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 6:00pm via Zoom
We are looking for people who want to sing the "Hallelujah Chorus" for Easter Sunday. Director of Music, Dave Ramsey, will lead online rehearsals each Wednesday evening at 6pm. Dave has the music ready for you, all you need to do is join the Zoom call and sing in the privacy of your own home. Questions? Email Dave at
Meeting ID: Meeting ID: 914 8259 3032 Passcode: 924201