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Worship Theme – Trees

November 2, 2021 | Clara Buckley

In this worship theme, our focus is on growth and thankfulness for the life God gives us.

Continuing from our opening worship theme of the story of God’s Creation, now we hear stories from the Old Testament with trees that shelter or show God’s abundance and end with the parables Jesus tells about trees and the role of trees in the stories of Jesus’ life.

Each worship begins with the same opening sentence from Psalm 52:

I am like an olive tree

   growing in God’s house

And I can count on His love

   forever and ever.

And ends with a prayer taken from Psalm 19:

Let my words and my thoughts

 be pleasing to you, Lord

 because you are my mighty rock

 and my protector.

 Amen.

Special songs we learn in this worship theme include:

Trees of the Field

Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet

We Can Move a Mountain

Praise God, Praise God

alongside our favorites,

Like a Rock

My God is So Great

Deep and Wide

Clara Buckley

Teacher, Rivers Class; Middle School Art

Clara Buckley’s teaching spans the ages of Mustard Seed School, from the youngest students in the preschool to students in the graduating class. She’s found many similarities between teaching three-year-olds and thirteen-year-olds!

As an art teacher who never enjoyed drawing, Ms Buckley’s hope is that each child she teaches discovers a way to create art that they enjoy, whether it be sculpture, printing, textiles, architectural drawing, or collage.

Ms. Buckley loves living in Jersey City, a place whose diversity and welcome for immigrants reflects her own family experience. When planning future travel destinations, art, food, and time with family are featured items on her list.

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