Cross of Glory Lutheran Church   ELCA
5929 Brooklyn Boulevard                     Phone: 763-533-8602
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

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Hope is the Thing with Feathers

Emily Dickenson


Hope is the thing with feathers 

That perches in the soul 

And sings the tune without the words 

And never stops at all. 


And sweetest in the gale is heard 

And sore must be the storm 

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm. 


I’ve heard it in the chillest land 

And on the strangest sea 

Yet never in extremity,

It asked a crumb of me.




The Worship, Music, and Arts Team is excited to share that the hallway between the sanctuary and offices is being transformed into an art gallery, with the hopes of having a variety of community pieces exhibited in the months and years to come. The gallery will first host a stations-of-the-cross exhibit by Mary Button titled “Pandemic Hope.” This collection was gifted by the Faith Practices & Neighboring Practices learning community, and is being shared among Wildfire churches. 

The stations outline Jesus’ journey to the cross through the lens of the Covid-19 pandemic, lifting up images and stories of hope, resiliency, and relationship that took place even in the midst of grief, despair, and death. The pieces feature the dedicated work of healthcare, sanitation, and mortuary workers in moments of tenderness in the face of disease and death. Each station is paired with stanzas from Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope is the thing with feathers,” as well as a prayer and questions for reflection.  
You are invited to pray through the stations yourself at any time during the season of Lent. We also invite you to this month’s Table Talks education hour after worship at 11 am on March 26th, when Keith Williams will be putting on his artist- and art historian-hats, and leading us through the stations.