St. James Lutheran Church will celebrate Earth Day this Sunday, April 22 at the 8:15 and 10:45am worship services and on Saturday, April 21 at the 5:30pm worship.

The Rev. Dr. Marty Stevens, formerly of the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary, will offer reflections celebrating the theme of the day: Awareness of, Gratitude for, and Action for God’s creation as highlighted in the appointed texts from Genesis 1:1 – 2:4, Psalm 148 and Mark4:30-32. Hymns and choral music will intersperse the reflections.  At the 8:15am communion liturgy, the Adult Choir will sing “Rivers of Living Water” with flute and violin accompaniment featuring Karen Botterbusch and Lori Zeshonsky. Barbara Braband, associate organist, will accompany the choir.  In addition, the instrumental duo will perform J. S. Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze” accompanied by Timothy E. Braband, minister of music at St. James.

The 10:45am service is a Waterlife service designed for families with younger children and will include special music by the Alleluia and Jubilant Choirs.  A contemplative communion service at 5:30pm on Saturday will include reflections by Dr. Stevens.

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