“For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth, over and around us lies, Christ our God, to thee we raise this our sacrifice of praise.”  Common Praise #429


Happy Summer!

It is in these lazy hazy days of summer it’s easy to see God’s creative handiwork – butterflies, roses, cool lakes and streams, wind for our sailboats, and sunshine for our beach days.  And perhaps, with the more relaxed schedules, intentional rest and visiting with family and friends, we may be able to take a moment or two to give praise to God for each of these gifts in our lives.

Summer Sundays are somewhat less formal at St. Matthew on-the-Plains.  We gather for worship at 9:30 am (instead of 8:30 am and 10:30 am) and we still linger over coffee afterwards.  If you are visiting in the area, we invite you to come by and worship here.  And, if you are away from home, I encourage you to find a local church in your area and go there for worship.  We are all God’s people and it is wonderful when we can gather with different parts of our family no matter where we are in the world.


“Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise God, all creatures high and low; give thanks to God in love made known: Creator, Word, and Spirit, one.”  CP667