Dear beloved community,
This Sunday will be our 9th while safely at home during the pandemic. I’ve never run a marathon, (ok, or a 5K, except once with Girls on the Run. My 8 yr old goddaughter left me in the dust.) but I now feel like we’re all in the midst of one. It’s requiring patience, compassion, creativity and care from all of us. And sometimes it’s all overwhelming. The Way of Love seems ever more important as we navigate the coming weeks and months.
The Bishop and her team has put together a very helpful statement outlining a phased way forward for the church based on the recommendations of local health authorities and our sacred commitment to keep one another both safe and step by step able to worship and serve in closer proximity. Hence it’s name: Toward the Future with Caution and Hope. I commend it to you as well as the many other resources in this and other Christ Church Connections! Do fill out the survey so that we may serve you and support one another. Do let me know how you are faring. Do send us your prayer requests.
As this time in our lives goes on, please be gentle and compassionate not only with others but with yourself. And to all the mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, stepmothers, coaches, teachers, aunties, friends – all who nurture us with motherly care, happy mother’s day to you.
May God bless you and keep you. I miss you and love you,
Emily