April 9, 2020

Rev. Doretta Colburn 

Maundy Thursday

Gethsemane by Mary Oliver

 

The grass never sleeps.
Or the roses.
Nor does the lily have a secret eye that shuts until morning.


Jesus said, wait with me. But the disciples slept.


The cricket has such splendid fringe on its feet,
and it sings, have you noticed, with its whole body,
and heaven knows if it ever sleeps.


Jesus said, wait with me. And maybe the stars did, maybe
the wind wound itself into a silver tree, and didn’t move,

maybe, the lake far away, where once he walked as on a
blue pavement, lay still and waited, wild awake.


Oh the dear bodies, slumped and eye-shut, that could not
keep that vigil, how they must have wept,
so utterly human, knowing this too
must be a part of the story.

ABOUT US

The Waterford  Congregational Church is UCC-affilliated.  We serve the community of Waterford, Maine and its environs. 

Our church's vison for congregrants encompasses Service, Music and Spirituality.

We embrace our rich history as well as  work toward a healthy and sustainable future.

 

(207) 583-6381

 

15 Plummer Hill Rd

PO Box PO 59

Waterford, ME 04088

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