The gospel lesson assigned for today’s Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist has one of my favorite scripture moments.
What in our lives now is the same as it was pre-pandemic
We are waiting, as a family, as a community, as the Body of Christ, in palpable anticipation for the end of this pandemic.
What’s your new year looking like? For one church, it’s a return to the physical building. Here’s how youth minister Miriam McKenney created a plan for maximum safety and fun in a big pop-up tent.
“Please use caution when opening overhead bins as items may have shifted.” That’s how this past year or more has felt for me.
“While 3 feet of distance will be encouraged where possible, the priority…is the full return of students.”
A couple of weeks ago Building Faith shared a resource about resuming formation classes from the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) and the Office of Christian Formation in the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA)\, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it.
When I was young, my family used to gather around the dinner table every evening to enjoy a meal together. It was our special time to thank God for family, faith, and food, even if that meant praising the Lord for takeout.
Every other pew was roped off, complete with red ribbon. My daughters looked back at me, a little confused. Were we allowed to be close to our friends and neighbors?
I saw it again the other day: she took a wide berth, or perhaps I should say, she gave me a wide berth.