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"Protected and Cared For"

There is a part of each of us, probably related to our survival, that craves a feeling of safety and security. A feeling of connection and belonging. In the same way, we feel protective of those who we consider vulnerable. It's what I see when the Little Sprouts program for young kids and their caregivers are in the garden on Fridays. Toddlers moving around the garden free but under the watchful eyes of their adults. The safety and security is palpable and they have the freedom to roam because they know they are protected and they know they are cared for in that space and all spaces.

This Sunday we are continuing our sermon series on the Gospel of John. This week our reading talks about the Good Shepherd. The good shepherd is put in contrast with a shepherd for hire who is there for the pay check not out of a sense of care for and commitment to the well being of the sheep. It is a different kind of relationship when you know someone is helping you, or protecting you only for a paycheck. I think we all feel that when we move through this world. Caring and connection is what God offers us through communities like the Garden Church.

All are welcome for our Sunday rhythm.

Sunday Gathering

3pm Work Together

4pm Worship Together

5pm Community meal

Come as you are, stay as you are able.

In Faith,

Rev. Amanda

All Are Welcome

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