Psalm 8:3-4 (NRSV)
3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
4what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?
God’s creation is immense, but we are so small in comparison. Pictured above is NGC 5468 - an intermediate spiral galaxy located in the constellation Virgo. It is located at a distance of about 142 million light-years from Earth, which, given its apparent dimensions, means that NGC 5468 is about 110,000 light-years across (about the size of our Milky Way). It was discovered by German-born British astronomer William Herschel on March 5, 1785. Five supernovae explosions have been discovered in this galaxy, caused by dying stars or white dwarf events. NASA released this image from the Hubble Space Telescope in 2019. Hubble (launched in 1990) has been monitoring this galaxy for some 20 years. We are learning and exploring ever day this beautiful universe given to us by our wonderful Creator. No matter how wide and vast this universe is, we are precious in the eyes of the Lord! Isn’t that amazing? Blessed be the Lord and our God is an awesome God!
Look upon us, O Lord, and let all the darkness of our souls vanish before the beams of thy brightness. Fill us with holy love, and open to us the treasures of thy wisdom. All our desire is known unto thee, therefore perfect what thou hast begun, and what thy Spirit has awakened us to ask in prayer. We seek thy face, turn thy face unto us and show us thy glory. Then shall our longing be satisfied, and our peace shall be perfect. Amen
(Augustine, 354 - 430)
On Sunday, May 2, during the 10:00 worship service, Pittsboro Christian Church dedicated a new organ. The organ was donated by Margaret Ann (Margo) Bart in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Dillon, an organist and life-long member of the church.
The organ was played beautifully during the service by Lisa Wassner. Margo shared memories of her mother during her life in Pittsboro.
Mrs. Dillon was as a gifted musician, playing the piano and organ and giving lessons to many students. She is also fondly remembered by many former students as their fourth grade teacher. She taught for thirty-three years, mostly in fourth and fifth grades.
The Dillon's lived on a farm in Boone County for many years. After Morris’s death, Elizabeth lived in Houston, Texas and in northern California near her daughter and son-in-law. She passed away in 2003 at age 95.
A Thank You from Margo Bart
Hi - Pastor Bill,
Yesterday’s service was The Best. Wonderful dedication of the new organ and you made me feel most welcome. Lisa is an excellent organist and she showed the instrument to its full advantage. Thank you.
I shall treasure my memories of yesterday and was pleased to honor my Mother’s memory. She was quite a woman.
Pittsboro Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
209. N. Meridian St.; PO Box 215
Pittsboro IN 46167—317-892-3245
Rev. Dr. William J. Wassner
Office: Tuesday and Thursday mornings
Judy Parker, Secretary: Monday through Friday: 9:30 AM-3:00 PM
Kathy Kern, Musician
Rev. Donna Herring, Song Leader
Shirley Boles, Nursery Staff
“Demonstrating the Love of God”
Sunday Worship – 10:00 AM
(Fellowship time to follow)
Rev. Dr. William J. Wassner, Minister