Veni Creator Spiritus

posted May 20, 2016, 9:20 AM by Amelia Fannin   [ updated May 20, 2016, 9:58 AM ]
We celebrated Pentecost on an appropriately windy day with a number of Spirit-filled activities in our worship: the baptism of Peter Woodward; a dramatic reading of the lesson from Acts; wonderful music from the Junior and Senior Choirs; and even a fire pit in the Memorial Garden, where we burned the prayers that had
Grace Newton Pentecost 2016
been attached over the years to the art installation over the baptismal font, while children blew bubbles in the breeze! In my sermon I quoted Annie Dillard, who wrote that “the Creator loves pizzazz.” When we create, we reflect the imago dei, the image of God within us.
Spring is a time of new growth, and it is also a good time to think creatively about the coming year. How shall we live into our God-given creativity? How might the arts help us to grow in faith, and closer to our Creator? Floating on the breeze is talk of more summertime ukulele fun; of perhaps reviving the tradition of a winter parish retreat; of a new temporary installation in the sanctuary around prayer . . . what do you feel stirring within you as you look to next fall, winter, and spring?
In Christ,
p.s. You’ll notice that this column has had a name change. Recently I was describing to someone what I try to do each week in my reflection and I heard myself say, “I just want to give folks a little glimpse of Grace during the week . . .” So there you have it.