Brothers and Sisters, 

I have seen and heard about what regathering across the diocese has looked like throughout the summer and moving into the fall, and I am so encouraged by the many stories of success. This pandemic has carried on for far longer than many of us have expected and I can understand that some of you are growing weary. I encourage you to speak with one another and learn from one another. What is working? What has not worked? What are your joys and your struggles? 

As I have shared with you from the onset of this, I remain flexible as I know that no two congregations are the same. I am confident that all of you are exercising good judgment and I continue to pray that you endure and remain steadfast in your efforts to come together for worship.  
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as you know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:58-16:3


The Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard