As we enter this new week we give thanks to God for the many ways that He continues to reassure us of His presence and love. As we continue to face this storm together, we are challenged to keep our focus on Jesus, trusting that His grace is sufficient for everything we encounter. As Parish Leadership we will be meeting this Thursday evening to consider the communications from our Bishop regarding the way forward for Vestry and worship in this uncertain time. I have also had the opportunity to meet with our Parish Ministers yesterday to plan our ministry offerings over this year. It is our discernment that 2021 will be a series of rolling lockdowns, and as leadership we are determined to get ahead of this curve and find ways to continue experiencing our
connectedness as a community of faith. In the coming weeks I will be sharing with you our thinking and planning. It is my desire that 2021 opens up the space for more participation by each of you. Our Collect for this week is a reminder that God is full of new beginnings. No matter what is passed, the future is always an open invitation into new adventures of love and service. Please be in prayer as to how Jesus may be calling you to be a more active disciple in this community of faith.
We also continue to hold the world in prayer, and especially those members of our community who have lost loved ones, are COVID positive, and are experiencing anxiety, uncertainty and stress. We also pray for our health fraternity as they daily seek to minister to those who are ill.
Gracious God, give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick, and your wisdom to those searching for a cure. Strengthen them with your Spirit, that through their work many will be restored to health; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
I am praying for you, please continue to pray for me.
With love and light always.