Sermon at Eucharist before the Annual Meeting
February 27, 2022
John W.G. Clarke
Flowing out into the desert,
Setting all the captives free.
· We have individual communion cups and that is how we will administer the sacraments from now on.
· We have people with a variety of concerns regarding their health and who might not yet feel comfortable in public. Maybe we can’t just hug other people or even shake their hand without first seeking permission – maybe we should have been doing that before anyway.
· We have an on-line community, people following and enjoying our on-line presence and who will miss it if we suddenly disappear.
· We have two years of people missing the grandeur of Christmas Eve and the joy of Easter morning as we had celebrated those things for so many years.
How do we re-engage people in the ongoing life of the gathered community, when we are not even sure what that will be like?