I’ve been listening to a lot of music lately (that’s been good for my soul) and there on YouTube was a video from 1966  with Judy Collins and Pete Seeger singing To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time to every purpose under heaven. The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qURAnrk30ng   Pete Seeger did not write these words but he did put music to them and the musical group The Byrds made the song famous.  The words come directly from the wisdom literature of the Hebrew Scripture from the Book of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

For us, “the time under heaven” involves managing the season of a deadly virus. So, just a reminder of that which you already know.

Reflection Questions:
When was the last time you had a good laugh?
What do you need to throw away?
Whose voice do you need to hear?

Prayer: Holy God, living at arm’s length and breathing through a mask is taking its toll on me. In my waiting it out, I pray for the scientists who are using their gifts, knowledge and expertise to create a vaccine.  Remind me of the future you desire for creature, community and creation.   Amen.

 

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Weekly Zoom meeting every Wednesday at 4:30pm
A time of connecting and having meaningful play:
music, story and games.  All children welcome

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JOY Company, Rock Decoration Visual Art Show and Contest

Send a photograph of yourself with your decorative rock to allison.vance@comcast.net

A gift card will be given to the winner of each of the following categories:

4 years to Pre K,

1 st Grade to 3 rd Grade,

4 th Grade to 5 th Grade.

All entries must be submitted by May 7th 2020

All children welcome to participate!

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