Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

This is the traditional greeting for the season of Easter which we would use on Sunday mornings for the next six weeks.  This would be followed by the ‘sharing of the peace’ and I can imagine now how enthusiastic this greeting might be when we come out of this pandemic lock-down. More on that in my next video.

I hope that you and your family had an blessed and joyous Easter weekend, even in all its strangeness. The present state of isolation does not diminish the power of the Easter message: New life in Christ is always possible. Our lives are a constant circle of birth – struggle – death – re-birth, both literally and figuratively. What parts of your ‘normal’ life are you struggling to let go of in this time of isolation?  How will that be reborn in you?

This week, we’ll gather virtually via Zoom for mid-week prayers and coffee at 10:00 am on Wednesday.  You can join the gathering with or without video, and you can join from your cell phone or land line by using the dial-in option.  This might be a good choice if you are struggling to get your technology to cooperate.

Blessings and peace.