No Mass prayers or special remembrance on January 1, 2021.
NO MASS IN PERSON again this week, January 3, 2021, but watch for prayers, readings and a homily as usual.
Next Zoom Mass will be in later January–date to be announced.
Our charge this week is to, “Arise and shine!” These words are full of action and challenge–they speak about, “showing up,” “doing our part,” “being our best!” And as a new year dawns, when better to begin again?!
As we all move through now, to the end of a year, 2020, that has tried us in so many ways; let us look forward with patience, perseverance, and hope that our country can grow to become more united, more open, more generous and more loving toward one another.
And as we speak about a New Year coming; I must take this opportunity to thank each of you reading this for all your gifts–financially, materially, emotionally, and spiritually in this past year. Our community, All Are One, exists because of you and me and all the ways that we have collectively listened to the Spirit of our brother, Jesus these past years–coming up on 13 in May of 2021. None of us could have done this alone–a woman priest with no community couldn’t have gone far–it is that simple. Your faith, first of all, believing that even though the powers-that-be said and continue to say that we, as a community are “invalid,” you all with your presence called the lie to this on-going lie.
I love you all and as always am humbled to have the great opportunity and privilege to pastor you all. Together, we have been able to reach out in many ways this past year, sharing with those who have less.
With much gratitude then, I wish for each of you, the very best in 2021–all that you most need.
Love and peace, Pastor Kathy
P.S. Please email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call, 507-429-3616 if I can be of help in any way.
- Isaiah 60: 1-6
- Ephesians 3: 2-3, 5-6
- Matthew 2: 1-12