From the Associate Rector - April 9th 2021
Alleluia, Christ is Risen! Happy Easter to you and yours. May we all feel a sense of renewal as spring blooms and we continue our celebration of the Resurrection!
As we celebrate Easter, may we renew our commitment to serve the world through the church. One way I personally invite you to do so is to consider attending the Episcopal Diocese of New York’s Online Antiracism Summit with me on Saturday, 22 May. I invite you to discern with me our next steps as a parish for committing to the work of antiracism and racial healing, reconcilation and justice. One possible first step is to form and shape a dedicated ministry to continue our work. With the help of the Diocesan Antiracism Committee, the summit will provide opportunity for representatives from congregations who have existing groups or congregations which want to start one to meet together and share ideas and resources.
Many of us are closely watching the news this week as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd's death, continues. May we hold all involved in prayer: pray for the integrity of our justice system, pray for God’s justice to rule in the hearts of all in the courtroom, and pray for justice for George Floyd and his family.
Please contact me by email or telephone if you would like to take part in this summit – more information is available below – and, even if you can’t attend the summit, if you want to be involved in this continuing work.