Watchword for the Week:
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! (Psalm 8:9, NRSV)
(Moravian Daily Texts:

Hymn: All things bright and beautiful (Church Hymnary, No. 137.1)

Reading & Reflection: “This is good!”
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Hymn / Prayer for Creation: All things bright and beautiful (an alternative version)


May the God who dances in creation,
who embraces us with human love,
who shakes our lives like thunder,
bless us and drive us out with power
to fill the world with justice and with peace.


Another powerful criticism of human planet abuse based on the Genesis narrative of the seven days of Creation is the 1980s hit single Eighth Day by British singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor. There’s an overwhelming stage performance on YouTube: Also on YouTube is an audio version from the original album Breaking Glass with on-screen lyrics:

The Pauluskirche remains open, as it has done throughout the lockdown, on Tuesday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. till noon for private prayer. If you do choose to visit the church, please observe the general restrictions (physical distancing, etc.) which still remain in place.

In response to the digital revolution, long before corona, the Church of Scotland began offering online ministry called Sanctuary First which includes daily worship as well as pastoral support for many life situations:

Our weekly offerings during worship are our congregation’s main source of income. The corona crisis has put a stop to this, so please consider making donations by bank transfer in order that the ECC may continue to cover ongoing costs. Bank account details are shown below. Thank you.


Bank Account “Englische Gemeinde”
IBAN: DE89 4305 0001 0001 4132 36
(Sparkasse Bochum)

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