Creator God– As spring flowers begin to arise from the earth and the snow from our mountains forms the rivers of our valleys, we are reminded of the beauty and interconnectedness of your creation. As the birds arise to sing your praises and the tree leaves begin to form, we know you are the God of all life and your Spirit gives us each new breath. As the warmth of this spring day breaks forth, let us feel your warming presence among us and help this presence be what ground us in a deeper sense of community and unity with you and with all creation. As the animals begin to awaken from their deep winter sleep, You call us to awaken to your holy presence and wondrous work in the world.