I had a great visit today to Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY. If you're in the CNY area, I highly recommend a visit. The park boasts two lakes - Green Lake and Round Lake, which are both meromictic lakes, which means that there is no fall and spring mixing of surface and bottom waters. The result is two lakes that look very turquoise, but are also extremely clear, and the overall look is simply beautiful. Enjoying creation makes it so easy to feel God's presence for me. I believe in evolution - I believe that science and faith work hand in hand, not against each other. So, as I walked around the lakes today, and read about the way the lakes were formed, and the science of why they have the color they have, and I experienced their beauty, it was easy to see God's handiwork everywhere. I hope you have as beautiful a place to live as I do!
Sermon 12/3/17 Mark 13:24-37, Isaiah 11:1-10 Peace: All Is Calm, All Is Bright “Silent night, holy night. All is calm, all is bright. Round yon’ virgin mother and child. Holy infant, so tender and mild. Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.” This week, I read news stories about North Korea testing a missile that perhaps could reach across the whole of the United States. This week, I spoke with a colleague in ministry who had, like all churches in our conference, received from our church insurance company information about how to respond in an active shooter situation. She was trying to figure out how to respond to anxious parishioners and yet not get caught up in spending all of their ministry time on creating safety plans. This week, we’ve continued to hear stories from people who have experienced sexual assault and harassment, as the actions, sometimes over decades, of men in positions of power have been