Lately I have been doing a lot of things that are new to me, and some I would have thought impossible. You never know until you try, right? Video conferences and meetings on Zoom and planning all the aspects of our worship service this Sunday, July 19th by email, telephone, and Zoom, have all involved a steep learning curve. Of course, many others are facing the same challenges and so it is really good to share our questions and feelings with friends in this new territory. I feel blessed to be in a faith community that is rising to the challenge and working together cooperatively rather than competitively.
Another new activity for me was shooting a video for my spouse, Peter's musical offering this Sunday. He and our friend, Rob, have put together a wonderful version of “Holy Now”, composed by Peter Mayer of St. Paul, Minnesota. I hope you are able to tune in to our July 19 worship service to see and hear this song, along with Richard Kamo and Larry Kamo's dulcimer and guitar duets and hymns by Harmony singers.
I hope you are keeping safe and well, and that you are able to enjoy some new things too, or perhaps re-discover old things that still bring joy. May God bless you and your loved ones, dear friends. Special greetings and prayers for you, Rev. Mastard Sakala, and your family. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Thunder Bay and meeting you in person.