Message from the Priest-in-Charge
This week is the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the pandemic lock-down. We celebrated our last full Eucharist service on March 15 before we went virtual to prevent the spread of the virus and to try to protect everyone in our community.
It's no secret that the past year has been incredibly difficult and painful. I've found some comfort in the Psalms, where faithful writers express their despair, frustrations, fears, and even anger to God. Many of the Psalms speak to our lives as they have been changed over the past year.
And, as you know, life will not return to the "normal" we knew anytime soon (if ever). The leadership of our diocese - including Bishop Kevin, the Standing Committee, and Diocesan Council - released a letter last week asking churches to keep their COVID-19 safeguards in place for the foreseeable future. As I shared last week, a part of me is disappointed to hear this news, while I also find it reasonable and expected.
On a brighter note, your Worship Committee and I have been talking about the possibility of holding in-person worship outside as soon as weather permits, since we can gather in relative safety outdoors. The Vestry will discuss this possibility, and I hope to share more with you in the coming weeks. As before, any in-person worship service would also be streamed online.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this time. As always, stay safe!
In Christ's love,
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