Samuel Palmer was deeply moved by the seven years he spent as a young man living and painting in rural Kent, England. His canvases were not critically appreciated at the time, and at his death his son burned those that remained to save the family name from ‘humiliation’.
But since the middle of the twentieth century, Palmer’s early works that survived have begun to be treasured. Their sepia tones speak of a mysterious realm of earth infused with the divine. I like this painting in particular – the people leaving one sanctuary of brick to return to life in another, that of creation. It all speaks of grace, which is the theme of the sermons this Epiphany.
We may not be able to gather together in the sanctuary this Sunday, but we will begin this week together in worship! The service will be available online just after 10:15 a.m. at https://youtu.be/3GkCs0Swoug
Recordings of previous services can be found at our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzEy41z3sqfRm8X_lLfKGUA
Our service of worship will be available Sunday morning by 10:15 a.m. at a link that you will find here.
You are invited to have a look at the printed Order of Service below, and the announcements, including several online opportunities for Christian growth.
May the grace of Christ be with you!