Gathering of Waters
Modified on: September 14, 2017
This Sunday, September 17, 2017, we will celebrate our congregation’s annual ingathering. Bringing together water from the many places through which we have passed this summer, we will be rejoined as a community. Come.
We will gather mindful of the necessity and beauty of water, and also of its destructive force. This past Sunday as we sang together, Hurricane Irma followed its relentless path over neighboring Caribbean nations to strike Florida and move north. Three congregants in our midst had traveled from coastal Georgia and Florida, seeking sanctuary before the storm.
For the past two Sundays, we have Shared the Plate on behalf of Hurricane Harvey Relief in Texas. This Sunday, we will Share the Plate once more, for Hurricane Irma Relief. This is an extraordinary circumstance, to hold this special offering for three consecutive Sundays; we have seen extraordinary circumstances unfold in these successive storms.
Come Sunday, offering water from your journeys to commune with the water we each will bring; offering gifts for those overwhelmed by wind and waters from the sea.
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