On the Table – April 16th through the 22nd

Hi church,

Liturgically speaking (and I’ll confess that I like to speak liturgically from time to time), this coming Sunday is the third Sunday of the season of Easter.  So I hope you’re experiencing this season as a time of resurrection!

Regular-old-calendar-ly speaking, it’s the fourth Sunday in April, which means that we won’t be gathering at Jammin’ Java for a worship service.

However – if we can adopt for the moment the parlance of late 20th-century / early 21st-century environmental care, we might note that this Sunday is Earth Day!  That makes it an excellent day to engage in a bit of creation care.  So, we’ve got a service-worship project planned in which we get to do just that, in the form of a stream clean-up!  Here are the deets, straight from Tina:

April 22, 2012 – 9:00 -12:00
42405 Claudia Drive
Leesburg, VA 20175

Spend quality family time together and help out the environment at the same time! We are looking for volunteers to help us clean up our creeks and streams on Earth Day.  I was hoping you would all be able to stay for a little picnic afterwards to enjoy the park.  Maybe check out the bluebird boxes and trails.

So please join us for that!  And then next week…well, I can’t do better than to quote Mike’s invitation from last week’s On the Table:

And what about April 29, you ask?  Well, gentle interlocutor, we eagerly await your suggestion…  a pancake breakfast (or a pancake brunch, or a pancake lunch, or a pancake supper), a barn-raising project somewhere, a freezer-meal collaboration, a field trip to another church, a hike, or an actual Sabbath on a Sunday (imagine that!)… we’ll be doing whatever y’all want.  So speak up!

Mike Croghan


Mike Croghan is an accomplished geek and an aspiring poet. His role models include Mary Oliver, Luna Lovegood, and Kermit the Frog.

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