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Jul 16th, 2019 by Rev. David Boyd

Reflection: July 14

         Where were you July 20th, 1969?  This month is the 50thanniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon for the first time.  There have been a few specials about this on TV and it has been interesting to remember the history of the Moon Missions.  The Apollo missions started in the ’50s and concluded in 1972.  I enjoyed seeing that first moonwalk again—the original one not the one by Michael Jackson.  That moment was one of those iconic moments watched by millions of people around the world.

         It was interesting also to hear again the words of the astronauts, especially Armstrong’s 1stwords; but also, the words of the 3 astronauts who orbited the moon nearly 2 years after the disastrous Apollo 1 tragedy in which Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee and Edward White lost their lives in January of 1967.  In late 1968, leaving on the Winter Solstice and orbiting the moon on Christmas Eve, Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders, wished the earth a Merry Christmas and peace for everyone; this was the space flight that gave us one of the famous images of the earth from across the moon.  We often forget that again in November of 1969, February of 1971, July of 1971, April of 1972, and lastly, in December of 1972, there were other moon landings.

         Modern astronauts are also speaking about seeing the earth as a small, blue globe in space.  There’s a viewing platform on the International Space Station where »»

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Congregational Life

For the Week of July 21

  Sixth Sunday after Pentecost      
           Taizé Worship  Summer Blessings


Prayers of the People: July 21

Let us join our hearts and minds as one in prayer. When you hear the words “The Soul Finds Rest in God,” please respond with “Hear our Prayers.” »»

PMR / NUC Covenant

NUC and the Pacific Mountain Regional Council have entered into a Covenant of mutual commitment… »»

NUC Scholarships

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2019 Scholarship Awards »»

Prayers of the People: June 30

When you hear the words, God of Mercy and Love, please respond with “Hear our Prayers.”  Let us Pray. »»

Prayers of the People: June 23

The prayers of the people this morning are responsive and we will borrow the phrase “called by earth and sky” from the beautiful hymn with the same name  »»

Prayers of the People: June 16

Please join me in the Prayers of the People, and when you hear the words, “Help us to follow in your way”, please respond with “Hear our prayers”. »»


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