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Sunday Worship for May 10 2020 posted.
I hope that this note finds you well. It was a few days ago, when it hit me that we have been apart too long – and I began to miss seeing everyone. It was the kind of feeling that I have had at the end of vacations when you know it is time to be back home – back in familiar surroundings with friends. I can image that this time of social distancing and isolation has been a different experience for everyone. My desire is that it will not be too long before we are able to gather together again; however, our priority is to ensure that we are all safe, so we will follow the advice of the health experts.
Even though we have not been able to meet together, the life of our congregation continues! I hope that you are enjoying the worship “video’s” that I have been preparing. During this time of disruption and change it has provided me with the opportunity to try a few different things! The maintenance team has been diligent in ensuring that the building is safe and secure as well as exploring ways to keep the grounds of the church and cemetery looking good. Session has continued to meet to manage the day to day operations of the congregation – and would remind everyone that the church continues to have expenses even when we cannot meet. Please check with Ken if you need help with making an offering donation.
We have just finished our book study! And some people asked, what next? I have two suggestions for continued study and reflection.
Acts of the Apostles: I started watching a new series on Netflix called “AD”. It is a historical drama that tells the story of the time after the resurrection of Jesus. It is an interesting interpretation that provides a picture of what life could have been like for the apostles and the earliest converts, as well as the Temple priests and the Romans. As with most dramatic interpretations this story has opened up new questions, possibilities and insights. I would suggest that if you are thinking about watching the series, it would be an excellent idea to read the Acts of the Apostles so that you can notice which parts of the action are taken from Scripture and which parts have been added to fill out the story. I would be interested in having conversation with anyone who watches the program!
Week of Guided Prayer: The theme of this year’s week is Living in the Presence and will take place from May 24-30. Information on the theme, testimonials and materials from last years retreat can be found on the Knox 16 website here. If you plan on participating in the week, please confirm by Sunday, May 17, 2020. This is required so that we can ensure that everyone who will be participating is set up with technology and that we can arrange for companions for all.
As we prepare to celebrate mothers and mothering on Sunday, my hope is that your heart will be filled with happy memories and your day is filled with celebration and Joy!