Our Sunday worship service brought us 100 feet outside our doors, to the beautiful Wildwood Community Garden, carefully tended by WMCers and other members of our community. It was a "you had to be there" kind of service, so for the online record we'll simply share two poems by Wendell Berry that book-ended our worship:

V.

The cherries turn ripe, ripe,

and the birds come: red-headed

and red-bellied woodpeckers,

blue jays, cedar waxwings,

robins--beautiful, hungry, wild

in our domestic tree. I pick

with the birds, gathering the red

cherries alight among the dark

leaves, my hands so sticky

with juice the fruit will hardly

drop from them into the pail.

The birds pick as I pick, all

of us delighted in the weighty heights

--the fruit red ripe, the green leaves,

the blue sky and white clouds,

all tending to flight--making

the most of this sweetness against

the time when there will be none.

by Wendell Berry, from Given (2006)

 

X.

Teach me work that honors thy work,

the true economies of goods and words,

to make my arts compatible

with the songs of the local birds.

Teach me patience beyond work –

and, beyond patience, the blest

Sabbath of thy unresting love

which lights all things and gives rest.

by Wendell Berry, from Given (2006)

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When

Sunday Mornings
9:45 a.m. Adult Sunday School
10:15 a.m. Family Singing Time
10:45 a.m. Worship
Junior Sunday School During Service

Special Services and Times
Dec 29 & Jan 5 - No Jr Sunday School or Family Singing

Contact

Phone 306-373-2126
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Pastor Joe Heikman
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Pastor Eileen Klaassen
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