Rector’s Update: Sat 10/24

Dear friends, Attached is the service sheet for tomorrow’s worship. Right now we are planning to be online and in-person in the Beech Grove at 10 a.m. We are hoping that the weather will allow us to be outside. If it is raining in the morning we will have to...

Rector’s Update: Thur 10/22

Dear friends, Life in the pandemic has brought liturgical innovations to in-person worship that were previously unimagined. There are the new accoutrements of worship — masks, sanitizers, and Eucharistic pincers (see picture below). And there are new practices...

Rector’s Update: Wed 10/21

Dear friends, It is a parent’s worst nightmare. Being forcibly separated from your children, not knowing where they are, if they are safe, if they are being cared for, if they are crying for you each night, if they are alive. I know if any of us were in that...

Rector’s Update: Mon 10/19

Dear friends, What a wonderful day we had yesterday at our first in-person worship service since March 15. It could not have been a more glorious day in the Beech Grove. It was so nice to see your masked faces, and to be able to put communion in your outstretched...

An Oasis in the Wilderness

    Wow. I could stand here and look at your beautiful masked faces all day.      Even though all I can see are eyes and foreheads, I can see your joy in being back together again. And I hope those of you who are watching online also feel a sense...

Rector’s Update: Sat 10/17

Dear friends, Attached is the bulletin for tomorrow morning’s service. I am excited that this service will be both online and in person, our first in-person Sunday morning gathering in seven months. Pentecost-20-Proper-24-20A-October-18Download For those of you...

Rector’s Update: Thur 10/15

Dear friends, A recent post on Facebook asked this question: During the pandemic, has your church leaned more into production and entertainment or into ministry to the hurting?  It’s kind of a skewed question. For one thing, what the questioner calls...

Rector’s Update: Wed 10/14

Dear friends, I have some exciting news. Bishop Wright has expanded our Covid protocols to allow outdoor services of the Holy Eucharist. So this Sunday, almost seven months to the day since we were last together in person for Sunday worship, we will gather in the...

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