We don’t see yeast as it works its microbial magic and makes dough rise. We can’t see with our naked eyes how a plant — any plant — grows at the cellular level from a seed to be a large bush. This is what God’s reign is like…God’s reign is creeping all around us, started by God becoming human in the person of Jesus who defeated death and the grave, opening eternal life to us all. In God’s own time there’s so much bread that it has to be a party.
“Even with our buildings closed, we are still the church, alive and well, and working every day, creating an environment, and issuing and walking the call that comes from the gospel and our Lord to redeem this world.” Bishop Rickel offers his gratitude for the generosity he has seen since the start of the COVID-19
You can read the minutes of the June meeting here and read the links here.
Paying attention to the news, we may find ourselves (regardless of what media we consume!) counting off: child of the evil one, child of the evil one, child of the evil one. I heard those sermons growing up and I hope this isn’t one of them! It’s Jesus who sends the angels to do the collecting, not us.
Click here to read a news update from the Bishop’s Office about this important work.
The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The sermon for Sunday, July 12th, was preached extemporaneously . The gospel text was Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23.
The Bishop’s Committee continues to meet virtually, via Zoom. The monthly minutes and Links reports will be available online for the foreseeable future — since they can’t be posted in the parish hall. Once the minutes have been approved, the links will run for two weeks in What’s Happening but will continue to be available
We carry a heavy load when we close our eyes to the existence one of Gods creations. Bring your guilt and justifications and find rest and receive God’s grace and spiritual knowledge.