“Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; [for] he is holy” (Psalm 99:5, NIV).
Parish Worship is suspended for three weeks, March 15, March 22, and March 29 due to precautions taken to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 in hopes that in doing so we can slow the spread of this virus that has been declared a global pandemic.
In addition, all parish events, rehearsals, meetings, and gatherings are canceled until further notice. We will be following the advice of +Bishop Gutierrez and the Diocese of Pennsylvania, government officials, health officials, and “common sense” as Dr. Fauci recently encouraged us.
We hope that you will be able to use part of this time of self-isolation in prayer for those who are suffering in body, mind, or spirit. May we love one another by protecting each other’s health and that of our families by doing all that we can to think first of how our actions affect the common good. And may we not be overcome by fear but be blessed by God’s grace and peace and live in Christ’s love even though we cannot now gather together.
Lenten Book Study POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Our Lenten Book Study began on Thursday evening, February 27, with the viewing of the film, Harriett, followed the next week with the discussion of Part I of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Once we receive the all clear from health officials, we are hopeful that we can reconvene this Book Study, especially since it is helping us look at one of the three topics given to us by The Episcopal Church to address during this time until the next General Convention, that is, Racial Justice.
FRIENDS FOLK CLUB
The Friends Folk Club will have no concerts in the spring but will return with a Charlie Zahm Concert on September 25. Mark your calendar now!
What a wonderful concert that will be with family and friends together again!