On the Third Sunday in Lent, we heard St Paul remind the Corinthian Christians, “So if you think you are standing, watch out that you do not fall.” This verse has been reverberating in my head this week, as we keep hearing of fully vaccinated and boosted friends testing positive for Covid. Hospitalizations and deaths are nowhere near what they were even months ago, but we are not out of the woods yet. So, be careful out there, and be patient. We’re going to be in this yo-yo-ey world for a while.
Always have something to look forward to. We have a special Sunday focused on Reckoning with Racism on the 29th. I have asked Tom Breidenthal to preach on Pentecost on June 5th; and a little later in June, I am going to Minnesota to reunite with others who attended a Lutheran Missionary boarding school in Africa. I haven’t seen some of these folks in 55 years.
Despite the speed bumps, there is still a lot happening around the parish. The folks working on the profile and search process are in full swing. Many of us are working on our songs for Broadway Night (June 3 and 4), and the Vestry has a day-long working retreat this Saturday.
God is good. All the time!
Sherman Hesselgrave, Interim Rector for Liturgy and Pastoral Care