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We are a growing community of faith where no matter Who You Are or Where You Are on Life's Journey YOU are Welcome Here! We are a LOVING faith community for ALL!
Our faith is 2,000 years old, but our thinking is not. We believe in God's continuing testament. This is why we are committed to hearing God's ancient story anew and afresh in our lives and in the world today.
Sunday Morning services are typically at 10:00 AM, however, due to the recent concerns over the novel coronavirus, which can cause COVID-19, we are canceling physical service for the near future. We will notify you once church can resume in-person services. In the meantime, we will offer a live broadcast on our
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In the meantime, please let us help if you are having any difficulty viewing online. Please call the church office at 330-499-6471, and the messages will be remotely checked from afar.
We will update this website as we can and will also email and post on Facebook.
Please scroll down for a Prayer Meditation offered by Lori!
Living Psalm 31: 9-16—Creation Justice-Passion Sunday
Be gracious to the earth, O God, for it is in distress;
the ice caps melt away from the warming
of rampant industrialization,
the soul of the trees of the field,
which once clapped their hands, are scattered
and the bodies of creatures are endangered.
The life of soil is spent in single-crop farming,
and years of care for national parks
and all the sacred places of God’s children
are just sighs to those who mine them.
The strength of pollinators fails
in the midst of their migration,
and the bones of the mountain tops
are choking the waterways.
The earth’s body is the scorn of the powerful,
a horror is the rainforest become a savannah.
It has become an object of dread
even to those who long to repair its damage.
On the streets or in the sky --
those who monitor carbon emissions
long to flee, but there is nowhere to go.
The earth has passed out of mind of the wealthy.
It has become a broken vessel.
Those without grandchildren
or whose grandchildren mean nothing to them
or who do not know
that children everywhere are their progeny
scheme together, plotting to be rich now
and escape somewhere, someday.
They take the life of the earth.
But we trust in you, O God, and know that you trust in us.
Our times are in your hands, and your times are in our hands.
Deliver us from all who scheme destruction.
Let your light shine upon us and teach us to be savers for you,
to become the doers of your steadfast love.
Living Psalm 31: 9-16 for Passion Sunday was written by The Rev. Maren Tirabassi