Members of Annunciation,
Bishop Reed in conjunction with the latest medical and government information has given us guidance that we should not have any group activity worship and otherwise until April 1 at the earliest. This date is subject to extension depending on the outcome of how the virus is being contained. I am behind Bishop Reed’s advisement and believe his guidance is based in wisdom and sound medical information.
Your vestry will meet by internet Sunday to discuss ways of moving forward as creatively as possible. God has given us his Spirit, a Spirit of Wisdom, the saints would say and can imagine an infinite number of ways how his Will can be created in the midst of this challenge.
In the meantime, Morning Prayer will be held live on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube at 10:30 on Sundays. I am learning how to imagine that I am conversing with you through a tablet screen so please be patient with me. Our technical committee is working to find ways to increase our communication and you will be informed as things progress. We will also read the Office of Compline at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. I am looking at on online format for Bible Study that I have used before on another diocesan ministry committee. I’m sure we can work the bugs out quickly and find ways to nurture ourselves in the Presence of the Lord and one another.
We will be in touch with you again soon. Please contact me via my cell phone at 423-509-2674 with questions, concerns, needs or reports of anyone who might need of pastoral care.
Peace be with you,