It has been a week. As it was announced in church on Sunday, June 30th is my last day with you all. Change is hard and it seems that is all that we have been doing these past eleven months. But we will navigate this together. You all have made this first appointment so rewarding and I cannot wait to see what we are still able to accomplish and do in our remaining time together. Please know that you will all be in my prayers during this transition and I hope you keep me in your prayers as well during this time.
We still have so much to look forward to, here are some dates to remember:
Communion Sunday March 7th
Palm Sunday March 28th
Maundy Thursday April 1st, Zoom Service at 7pm with communion
Good Friday April 2nd, Zoom Service at 7pm
Easter Sunday April 4th, Zoom Service at 10:30am with communion
Communion Sunday May 2nd
Pentecost Sunday May 23rd
Reconciling Sunday/Communion Sunday June 6th
And one particular Sunday I would like to highlight, on Sunday March 14th, we will have a Sunday of Healing. This Sunday marks a year of us not gathering together in person. And this Sunday we will sing, pray, lament and acknowledge the loss of the last year as well as look forward to what is next.
I am hoping that starting on March 8th, you will be able to start coming in and getting your bags for Holy Week.
Many thanks to Kari Queen for preaching this past Sunday. I hope we are all thinking about what toothpicks we can get rid of in this world!
This coming Sunday’s scriptures are: Genesis 17:1-7 & 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38.
Our prayer for this week is a mediation from Sarah Bessey, who is an author and her newest book A Rhythm of Prayer, her book is a collection of prayers and prayer practices from a large number of Christian women. Use this mediation for the rest of the week, let it be a reminder of who we are in this vast universe that was created by God.
Your name is already written in the
lines of the hands of the universe, you’re
star-breath-of-dust and you are beloved,
intimately, faithfully, wholly.
May the rest of this week land gently on you all.
Grace and Peace,