Another week has come and gone and it's already the 15th of May. By now, you have likely heard the Province's plans to gradually start re-opening the economy. Dr. Bonnie Henry did specifically mention churches being able to resume services of less than 50 people with the necessary physical distancing protocols in place. There are many logistics to be sorted before a return to our building can occur, with safety of all involved being at the forefront of all our decisions. We thank you for your continued patience during this time. My hope is that with us being able to have increased social exposure to others in our family units/bubbles, those unable to access Zoom will find assistance in doing so.
And speaking of Zoom, on May 31st, the Day of Pentecost, we will celebrate with a virtual sharing in Holy Communion. For this day, you are welcome to bring with you a piece of bread/cracker and some juice. You might wish to light a candle and set your own table to create a sacred space that is meaningful to you. My hope is that in sharing the elements together, at the same time, we will experience the essence of Communion Jesus left for us to continue. We are still here. We are still a community. We remember.
I will be on Study Leave next week.
Thanks to Doug Martindale for leading ZOOM worship on May 23.
Take care, everyone, and I look forward to seeing you this Sunday.