While I never thought I would reference late 1980’s big hair metal band Cinderella in a Church newsletter article, I can not help but think that a possible theme song for 2020 is there 1988 power ballad “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone).” So many things that were so commonplace, so totally quotidian in our lives, were suddenly and roughly yanked away from us. Hugging people. Eating in restaurants and going movies. Our children attending schools.
Even the Church has not been exempt from this as I realize that it has been six months since I partook of the bread and wine of the Eucharist.
But in this period of time we have grown to appreciate not only what we have lost, but what we have been able to retain through creativity, community, and the presence of the Holy Spirit. We have remained a parish family. Our interconnectedness of prayer and worship has taken on new dimensions. Our outreach ministries reacted with celerity to reconfigure themselves to make sure that the most vulnerable among us continued to be served. We found new ways to be the body of Christ in the world. And we continued to find ways to share God’s love with each other.
In the past, we have celebrated the many gifts that we have been given with a large social event, often in the context of a shared meal. This year that practice would be profoundly irresponsible. Instead, we will celebrate our many gifts by joyfully coming together in a live broadcast event, The Fall Festival of Faith and Fun. Enjoy the musical talents of your fellow Trinitarians and hear inspiring stories about what this parish means to your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Join us on our Facebook page on Saturday, October 17th at 7:00 PM.
Yours in Christ,