How does the Creature say Thanks
Dear Members and Friends of Gloria Dei,
These words come from the beloved hymn, God of the Sparrow (ELW 740). They are born of a soul touched by mercy and searching for words to express the overwhelming sense of gratitude for the gift.
I, too am searching for how to express my gratitude to all of you for calling me to be your pastor, for the gift of your presence last Sunday and for all you did to help make the Installation Service and following reception the beautiful celebration of new ministry that it was.
God of the loving heart—how do your children say Joy, how do your children say Home.
Thank-you for your loving hearts expressed through:
—prayers rising up from the medicine wheel
—hands extended in peace
—baked communion bread
—a banquet of delectable delights
—candlelight and flowers
—music and sacred song
These and so much more filled my heart to overbrimming with the joy.
Together, may we continue to create a community of welcome and home for all God’s children.
Yours in Christ,