Christ is risen! (He is risen, indeed!) Alleluia!
Easter is a season, not just a day. The Easter season lasts for a "week of weeks" (7 weeks) until Pentecost ("the fiftieth day"). There is much to celebrate and be grateful for in the midst of uncertainty. Here are my "thank you's":
Thank you to those who join us weekly online for worship. Thank you to those who are sending their offerings in the mail and/or giving online. Thank you to those who are taking the time and making the effort to contact fellow members of the Zion community. Thank you to those who are praying, perhaps even more than usual. All of these continue to sustain our community. We are still the Church together.
One more point of gratitude and good news: several of us spent time at the church yesterday investigating how we will continue livestreaming when we are together in person. We recognize that our reach (and the reach of the Gospel) is multiplied exponentially by this kind of technology. We are much further along on this checklist than we anticipated! All the time, God is good!
Giving thanks for you,
Cantor Kurt R. Schmidt