The care and generosity within our church body continues to bless me and many others. Today I'd like to share a few ways you can participate in ongoing church life even as we continue to be apart.
Please consider this 5-part video series on Exploring Prayer by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Each section is 10 to 12 minutes long and worthwhile. Part 1: Asking God Part 2: Learning to Lament Part 3: Saying Sorry Part 4: Giving Thanks Part 5: Wonder!
In the midst of the turmoil of the last months, your generous giving has been a bright spot of hope and a reason for gratitude. It is allowing us to meet our financial obligations and deal with things like shingles blowing in the wind without significant stress. The extra giving to the Easter Appeal and for lunches has been humbling.
In the next week, donation statements will be emailed to you from [email protected]. Please watch for the statement and letter. Thank you to Barb for her diligent work to make this possible.
As we look forward to the day when we can gather together in person (perhaps a glimpse of the longing we have for Jesus's return), we continue to learn how to care for one another from a distance. If you are recognizing a new or heightened need for connection, please reach out to Deacon Arleen (a[email protected]). She can connect you with a phone partner and/or suggest other opportunities.
Resources to Give
Through your generous giving and the matching funds from the Diocese, St. Aidan has funds to distribute from the Easter Appeal. Riverside Mission has indicated some need, and our vestry has decided to donate $2,000 to them this month. Funds will be distributed to other organizations and households as needs are established. We have also been blessed with other resources that can be distributed to parishioners or community members in need. If you or someone you know is in need, now or in the months to come, please contact a member of the clergy or a warden.
Lunch Preparation and Distribution If you would like to help with weekend lunch preparation and distribution or can boil eggs on a regular basis, please sign up here.
You might not be able to come to the building and still want to participate. If so, you can participate by providing individually packaged hearty baking items. Contact me to arrange a time to drop off.
Sunday's Service This week's bulletin is attached and can be accessed here. The service will start at 10:30 a.m. on St. Aidan's YouTube channel.