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... a time to set your hearts as we begin our journey through the Season of Lent, looking to the promises of Easter. This informal service will include prayers, meditation, silence and the placing of 'ash' on one's hand or forehead.  The poetry of Mary Oliver will accompany as we gather.

All are welcome. Wednesday February 14th, 12:00 to 1:00pm

Rev. Hilde Seal

Sleeping In The Forest

I thought the earth remembered me, she
took me back so tenderly, arranging
her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds. I slept
as never before, a stone
on the riverbed, nothing
between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated
light as moths among the branches
of the perfect trees. All night
I heard the small kingdoms breathing
around me, the insects, and the birds
who do their work in the darkness. All night
I rose and fell, as if in water, grappling
with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.

– Mary Oliver