We are slowly moving back to more in-person options for worship, study, and ministry. It will take a minute to readjust. I want to say again that this is a good time to take a look at the way we do things and consider different ways. Maybe you feel a nudge to engage in a ministry that you haven’t tried before. Whatever the case, I pray that we can all use this time as one of renewal and openness to the leading of the Spirit.
In many circles, I sense that folks are happy to be getting back together. Even so, there is some exhaustion and even uneasiness in the transition. That is OK. At St. James, we hold a welcoming spirit as a care value. We can welcome those who are weary and carrying heavy burdens. In all the tasks ahead, may we hold that welcoming spirit of Christ.
You will find links to many things happening in and around St. James in the coming weeks. I hope that you will find ways to connect with others and know God’s love in community. As we enter the summer months, don’t forget your financial pledge to St. James. Your gift matters as we tend and feed God’s sheep.
I look forward to seeing more of you face to face in the days to come.
Fr. John Mark