On Receiving the Elements for the First Time During COVID
How my heart jumped within me when I opened my communion kit this morning! There lay a heart-shaped loveliness, accompanied by wine with a beautiful label. How I wished I could’ve been part of the group preparing these blessings for our renewal, regeneration and restoration to the beloved community of Christ, refreshed to go back into our worlds. How I long to be back in community with all of you, face to face, being, doing, and loving. I say to myself, if we can continue patiently waiting for Jesus to come, surely we can also wait for release from this waiting as well. That does sound just about right. Amen.
The way of the Cross
Dear Anne, Steve, Scott and Jon,
I just needed to write an additional note to the 4 of you for putting together the very moving and most powerful stations of the cross service for today.
Personally, I have been embracing anti-racist work, but significantly today I have been embracing God’s Friday or Good Friday and the special meaning of embracing shared pain and loss. Your service today powerfully combined those aspects of my spiritual focus. You have given me a wonderful gift in your work today.
I hope that you will make the pdf of the program for today available for others who were absent. You have created a powerful teaching that I would like to encourage others to prayerfully embrace. (And I would like to re-embrace it myself over the coming weeks of the coverage of the George Floyd trials and in the coming years of my life.)
In love and gratitude!
The stations bulletin was developed by another church and can be found here.
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