It has been a couple weeks since we've all been living under the stay-at-home order. How have you been? Do you have any news or insights you would like to share?
As you are aware, we are working to order our response to this ever developing Covid-19 situation…cooperating as new mandates are made, following the best advice available, to hopefully return us to life as we previously enjoyed it, with maybe some new insights to be even better citizens of God’s Kingdom.
We have adapted our worship in line with ’social distancing’ to avoid spreading this virus and to protect our many vulnerable parishioners. Our homebound members have all been contacted and will be brought communion as soon as extended care centers and mandates allow. The teenagers of the parish are calling to check on the welfare of parishioners, and a team of volunteers is standing by ready to respond to their needs.
David Parris, PhD
In this week's Adult Education video we explore how Israel was tested at Rephidim and Horeb and draw out its implications for our lives. Includes maps and a field trip to do some geological exegesis.
I hope you are not yet stir crazy, still well stocked with food and supplies, even enjoying a break from the pace of life just a week ago.
Spending time in quiet is a major component of a healthy spiritual life with which we should avail ourselves at this moment in time to experience God’s presence, God’s larger promises and purposes. It is a good time for Lenten self-reflection, to take a personal inventory, both pluses and minuses, gifts and faults, to own ourselves absolutely in preparation for the general confession in Morning Prayer on Sunday.
At the same time, we understand that some of us might feel cut off, alone, and fearful. So, we have developed some points of contact to address this: