These extraordinary and difficult times are requiring us to explore and implement creative ways of reaching out in order to be as present as possible to the community we call St. Mark's. Earlier in the week, I released a live-stream video in front of the cross in the Sanctuary. I hope and pray that you have had a few minutes to view it. Today, I wrote a pastoral message which was sent via Constant Contact. I hope and pray that you have had a few minutes to read it. I hope that both of these communications as well as others have been helpful.
As we work to discern how best to create and craft ministry outside the walls of the building we know as St. Mark's, challenges as well as opportunities are present. Please, see my message from earlier today in you inbox.
As your pastor, I would like to encourage you to determine news sources which will be helpful and to also limit coverage of the Virus on your mobile devices, iPads, TV, etc. I find myself even more anxious the more I watch, listen and attempt to digest. Yes, we all need to be well informed but I do think that limiting access to coverage could be helpful and ease some tension in the long run.
I hope you will take a few minutes to see what we continue to do as a community of faith found here in eNews. God continues to give us examples of God's action in our lives of faith for which we are very grateful.
Peace to you, and please stay healthy. ~ Christian+