Rev. Beth's Weekly Letter - Jul 26

Saturday July 25, 2020

Dear Friends:

Worship: A welcome treat this week.  At our worship service Archbishop Anne is our preacher.  Click  here now to hear the service. 

Upcoming memorial services:  Do keep Pat Stoute and his family in your prayers.  Rev. Graham will officiate at a private memorial service for Joan Stoute  – Pat’s wife -on Saturday August 1st.

On Thursday August 13th, Rev. Beth will officiate at a private memorial service for  Irma Hewitt.

Evening Prayer services will resume on Thursday August 13th at 7:00pm.  These services have kept this Zoom congregation connected.  A number of different people have done an outstanding job of leading and  reading in the service.  The greatest joy is that folks from near and far have joined the services. 

Reopening:  Anticipate that in September we will be reopening in some form.  This will be a team effort where it will be all hands on deck – especially the day of the service.   There will be many tasks to be done. Something for everyone!   

Holiday Schedule: I will be on holidays from July 28-August 10th. The office remains open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Open Door…..Sit with Henry David Thoreau at his doorway and drink in the beauty of rest, relaxation and quiet stillness.  You may want to read this passage two or three times.

Sometimes, In a Summer Morning

Sometimes, in a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in revery, amidst the pines and hickories and sumachs, in undisturbed solitude and stillness, while the birds sang around or flitted noiseless through the house, until by the sun falling in at my west window, or the noise of some traveler’s wagon on the distant highway, I was reminded of the lapse of time. I grew in those seasons like corn in the night, and they were far better than any work of the hands would have been.

 

I will write in two weeks…let me know what you find at the doorway.



 

Beth+