Rev. Beth's Weekly Letter - Apr 26

Saturday April 25, 2020.

Dear Friends:

The news of the past week has been of the horrific mass killings in Nova Scotia. We grieve, weep and pray for those who have been torn apart by this murderous rampage. Some of our congregation is from “down east” and it is particularly heart retching to have heard and seen the news as the events unfolded. Let us remember those who have died.  Let us pray for the families and communities who are left behind mourning and recovering from injuries and the trauma. As an Easter people, may we find comfort and strength in the knowledge of the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection, as our hearts join with the people of Nova Scotia.

Worship: The link for the worship service can be found here.

Food Shelf and Open Arms:  These ministries are vibrant, joyful and life sustaining. The Food Shelf request list is short! Drop off time is Tuesday between 10:00 to 11:00.

****canned vegetables *****pork and beans**** pasta sauce

Join Diocesan email:  Want to know the latest news in the Diocese, first?!   Here is an easy way.  Sign for Updates  on the Diocese web page.  It is at the bottom of the page.   

Also, the Archbishop has written a letter of gratitude  for Easter 2.

Prayer Warriors: There are 15 dedicated prayer warriors. Their ministry is to pray for the members of the congregation daily.  Your name is on the list!  If you have someone who is not a member of the congregation but might benefit from prayer, please email me revbeth65@gmail.com. 

The Beginnings of Spring, a visible sign of hope:  Pam Handley, our gardener par excellence has a  large quantity of coleus in different sizes and colors, 2 large Begonias and some Roma tomato seedlings. Pam is gifting them to interested folks. They are free! If interested call Pam at 705-472-3573 or email  phandley1@cogeco.ca to arrange a pick up time.  

It has been said that COVID 19 is like a marathon not a sprint.  The training and running a marathon requires discipline, focus and pacing!  It is the pacing that is critical.  We want to cross the COVID finish line powered by our faith standing tall and healthy. If we grow weary at times, let us take to heart God’s words that  Isaiah spoke  to the exhausted Israelites… 

God gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless……
31 and those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,  they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40: 29, 31)

Sit back and listen to this passage sung and let the Spirit settled within you as you fly with the eagles.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvpjxfWrjzY

Blessings on your week dear friends.

 

Beth+