Volume 13I Aug.16, 2020
The Mission Farm Weekly Graze
Weekly thoughts and happenings at Mission Farm and your weekly Zoom Link to Sunday Morning Prayer! (Full invitation is at the end of this document)
Dear Friends:

A walk through the woods at the end of the day clears my mind and gives Simone (the puppy) a way to stretch her legs and expel some energy. Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku is the practice of spending time outdoors under the canopy of trees. We are so fortunate in Vermont that these Green Mountains welcome all who wander through to bathe in the forest.

You may hear me say that I believe our vocation as the Church is to bring the Church into the world and the world into the Church. I think our little church at Mission Farm, set in the heart of the Green Mountains, will continue to do this as we explore places in our community where we can make a difference.

Ethiopia's church forests are a fascinating example of making a difference in a most literal way! How can we bring such positive change to our landscape, to our community, to our neighborhoods?

August 20 is the Holy Day of Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) who wrote: “What we love we shall grow to resemble.” And: “Believe me, you will find more lessons in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters.”

Interestingly, Bernard is also the patron saint of the Alps, of skiing, snowboarding, hiking, backpacking and mountaineering. Perhaps an important saint for us in Killington, Vermont!

But perhaps, (Simone believes) MOST importantly, Bernard wrote: “Who loves me, loves my dog.”

We would love to see you all on Sunday. The Zoom link for our simple Sunday Morning Prayer can be found here.

Our Sunday order for service can be found here.

Summer Blessings,


Sunday Morning Prayer (9:30am) Zoom Invitation:

Topic: Morning Prayer at Church of Our Saviour Mission Farm
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An invitation to come alongside others, the community of life at Mission Farm, and the Spirit through Zoom as we meditate together – opening ourselves to whatever the new day offers. As we meditate, you are invited to sit in the stillness and just be. If you would like to direct your meditation toward the new life that is unfolding at Mission Farm we welcome you to hold that intention as well. All are welcome – whether this is your first time or your hundredth time in meditation we hope that you find a moment of grounding as you walk into your new day. 
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