April 23, 2020

GSP Today
with Rector Steve

And behold, a cry went out from the people, “we can see him, we can hear him, but we can’t talk to him!”

Never before in my 20 years of ministry have I heard such a continuous, resounding echo of gratefulness and thanksgiving.  Never before have I gone through a six week period in the church that was so incredibly exhausting, yet so powerfully fulfilling.  Though we are totally separated from one another, we are together in a way we have never been before.  Though our worship is unlike anything ever experienced before in our tradition, it is somehow connecting us to the ancient church while simultaneously linking us with a new Reformation.

All of this is changing us in a way I did not expect, even while each of us struggles with what the world will look like in a month, a year, 50 years.  It is creating all kinds of questions for us.

On Monday, I spoke to a parishioner about all of this.  She talked about how meaningful our worship has become, how impactful the sermons have been...and how much everyone missed being able to talk to me personally about all of this.

Of course, she is right.  I get to talk to you, but you only get to respond in an email, or text, or on FaceBook.  So beginning this coming Monday, April 27 at High Noon, and continuing each Monday, we are going to change that.  Welcome to GSP Today .  

This will not be a class or a meeting, but an informal get together over Zoom for one hour.   Bring a drink and/or lunch and let’s talk.  Let’s talk about how you are handling or not handling our present lives.  Let’s talk about the theological conundrums that are rattling through your head in the midst of this strange world we are experiencing.  Let’s talk about what you like about worship now and what you think we should change.  Let’s talk about the sermon.  Let’s talk about the lectionary readings.  Let’s talk about that new Reformation.  Let’s talk about what we miss the most and some of the great things that have happened in the middle of this.  Let’s talk about baseball and hot dogs.  Let’s talk about the Grand Canyon with no people.  Let’s talk about whatever is on your mind, whatever you can come up with to stump the Rector.  And let’s thank Patricia Donahue for pointing out what we were missing.  

Let’s see each other’s faces once again and remotely hug one another.  Just click on the Join Zoom Meeting address below.  See you Monday at Noon!


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