This past Sunday we proclaimed the good news that Jesus loves us and longs to be with us, and is coming soon as Alpha and the Omega to gather everything up in God’s love and make all things new.
“Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!“ was our prayer of response as we joined the groan of creation for God’s kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. Let’s continue this week to give ourselves over to the pain and suffering of the world and participate in this prayer for deliverance and salvation that births hope and endurance in us.
Part of how God’s kingdom is not yet fully here is that we are still grappling with a global pandemic. We felt this acutely as a little Covid wave hit our church last week, and we seem to be in the midst of another statewide wave.
The encouraging news is that there is some evidence that we are hitting the peak of this wave, and Covid deaths have remained remarkably low throughout this wave. We’ll continue to monitor this and give guidance on masking for in-person Sunday worship through email and group chat.
Let’s continue to pray for one another and care for one another as we navigate this difficult situation together, giving and receiving from one another.
Fr. Matt’s sabbatical
We forgot to send out this announcement last week (sorry about that!), but the Vestry has approved a “mini-sabbatical” for Fr. Matt this summer, starting June 1 and running through the end of July. Matt will still be around, coming to Sunday Eucharist (without clericals) when in town. Read on how you can pray for Fr. Matt during his sabbatical.
May God richly bless you this week, friends! Looking forward to seeing you all soon.