The following passage was offered at the beginning of the May 15 meeting for worship:
…Joy came in the morning… and the storms in measure over, and the spring time came, and the singing of birds, and the voice of the Turtle is heard in our land. O! the glorious day that is dawned upon us, where the morning stars do sing together, and all the sons and daughters of God do shout for joy…. Oh God’s tender dealings can never be erased from our remembering, for God has printed them in our hearts… — Katherine Whitton, 1681
The Clerk then offered the query: “Do I live expectantly, watching and listening for life’s 'minor ecstasies'?"