Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday, the first day of the three-day Triduum. These services are some of the most holy and meaningful of the entire year, and it is heart-breaking that we are not able to gather together to commemorate and worship. However, I do think that in our sacrifice of staying apart, we are honoring Jesus’ sacrifice for us all. In the end, we are working to keep people alive and safe and well – what could be more Christian than that?
I hope you will join us for services, listed below. But more than that, I hope you will find opportunities for resurrection in your own life, chances for renewal and transformation. The very Good News is that Jesus is with us, always and forever. There is no place too dark for Jesus to travel with us, he has already faced the darkest places. Our Savior lives, and he is with us.
So remember, there is hope. In the darkness there is the hope of humans coming together and caring for one another. I have been reaching out to people at St. Mary’s and have been awed and humbled at how many people are quick to mention that they are happy to run errands or shop or reach out a helping hand to any with need (from a safe distance, of course). There is hope as we watch the daffodils bloom (and if you’d like to help keep the beds and bulbs at St. Mary’s in shape, please talk to Mary-Beth.) Ultimately, we will get through this, and our sacrifice of isolation means that fewer people will catch the virus. And that is Christian work.
Prayers and blessings,
Online Service Schedule:
Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m. (https://zoom.us/j/535384213)
Good Friday Service at noon (https://zoom.us/j/271778709)
Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. (https://zoom.us/j/861979053)
Easter Vigil on Saturday at 7 p.m. (https://zoom.us/j/952547718)
Easter Sunday Service with the Diocese at 10 a.m.