Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
I pray that the joy of Easter may continue to fill us as we move through this Easter season.
In the face of the terrible impact that the global pandemic is having on the world around us, it is really important to keep our every day realities in perspective. The hurt and suffering of the world is in God’s hands and yet God still tenderly has our life in God’s hands as well. Each and everyone of us.
I am very blessed to have the opportunity to hear from so many folks during the week about how they are doing and the conversations that they are having. There is so much goodness, kindness, and care being shared. All of that love is for me a real and true reflection of the love we receive from God through Jesus Christ.
After I had written my sermon, I had an email conversation with a parent from our congregation about how their family was dealing with being housebound. They mentioned that they had printed out the Lord’s Prayer for each of their children to have on their bedside table. They pray with it together each night and it is there for the children to use when every they need it.
Hearing this both “warmed my priestly heart” and also fit perfectly with my sermon for this Sunday. First off, I felt that way because the Lord’s Prayer is such an awesome and important prayer for us to use. But also, because it speaks to the importance of making some space and time in our everyday to pray. Through prayer, God is there for us whenever and where ever we need it.
Here is my video of prayers and a message for the Second Sunday of Easter.
The gospel reading and all this Sunday’s readings can be read here.
Also, be sure to check out our diocesan Facebook and YouTube pages for more live-streamed and recorded liturgies from Bishop Susan Bell.
Thank you, to everyone for your continued support of the ministry of St. George’s. Especially during this global crisis, which has so upset our lives and our normal. The generousness of your loving actions, prayers, good will, and your financial support are all appreciated.
Be well and God Bless you.
Yours in Christ,
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park