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100 YEARS

WESLEY

UNITED CHURCH

Rev. Heather M. McClure

SUNDAY MORNING

10:30 A.M. WORSHIP

OTHER SERVICES & EVENTS

AS ANNOUNCED 



5964 Notre Dame de Grâce
N.D.G., Montreal


514-484-7221 
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July 26, 2019

 

Hi All

 

Last weekend coverage of the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon and the moonwalk by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin was on the top of the news. I remember watching that coverage when it happened with my family and how amazed my parents were. All I remember was thinking that the Man in the Moon seemed a little more real!On Saturday, I listened to a number of scientists talk about the impact of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, and how it inspired all of them and how it led to their careers in science and eventually to them becoming astronauts.  I was also interested in the reactions of people in 1969. I was particularly moved by one little girl, who when asked if she thought she would go to the moon responded, “No.” When asked why, she stated simply, “Because I am not a boy.” Now before you think I am going off on some feminist rant, I want to say how happy I am that her thoughts about women in space were wrong.

 

As I thought about people going into space, doing science and learning more and more about our universe, I am reminded of Psalm 139 where the writer, in relating our relationship with God tells us that God knows us fully and completely. In the first part of verse 8, the psalmist writes, “If I ascend to heaven, you are there….” As I type these words, I wonder if astronauts have any understanding of God’s presence with them as their rockets lift off, as they orbit the earth, as they touch the surface of the moon, as they see our earth, God’s earth from space? I know I would, but I will never go into space. Then again, I don’t need to go to space to encounter God,  what about you?

 

This week at Wesley, we will not be going into space, but welcoming the Rev. Wendy Evans back to our pulpit, while I will be sharing the scripture with you. I am not sure what Rev. Wendy is preaching on, but the scripture is the story of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well and her request for living water.I hope to see you all on Sunday.

 

Rev. Heather

 

Please take note: This is the last service at Wesley before our summer closure from August 1- September 2. We return for worship on September 8.