"There is always more than enough.” This past week there have been more than enough challenges and crises, with health problems, deaths, and lesser issues that many of them in a different week might have felt large. But every time there is a challenge we have drawn upon God’s resources and were never found lacking. Where problems rise, God’s grace is “more than enough.” Fitting that this is our stewardship slogan for 2022-23.
Today at 1:00 we have a funeral for Ben Gregg at Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery. A reception follows HERE at 2:00pm. Tonight at 6:00pm we gather for supper and teaching on the Crucifixion. Tomorrow, (Thursday at 10:00am), our healing Eucharist will also include prayers of thanksgiving for Jim Ring who was a fixture in that service for many years. Saturday at 4:00pm we will have the funeral service for Jim Ring in the Church, with reception following in the Great Hall.
Sunday is the Feast of the Pentecost — one of the three most significant days in the Church year. We wear RED remembering this day the fire of the Holy Spirit rested on Jesus’ followers and RED in remembrance of the martyrs whose lives lost became seeds of inspiration and growth enabled by the Holy Spirit. It is fitting that it coincides this year with the National day of remembrance for Memorial Day. We will have combined 10:00 services in the Great Hall with a cast of many acolytes and baptisms of youth and young adults. If you wish to be baptized and you like the idea of doing so with older folks, this is the best chance on the day we celebrate the birth of the Church.
Join us this week at one or all of our many times to worship and give thanks to God and be inspired to go forward as God’s people.