Posts by Barbara Hutchinson (Page 3)

Posts by Barbara Hutchinson (Page 3)

Prayer Shawl Blessing

We are blessed that we have a number of parishioners who can knit and pray, who can create something warm and comforting that can wrap around someone in need, and can offer it knowing that it has been filled with loving prayers during the creation of the beautiful prayer shawl. We all know the gift of receiving a hand-made item, for we know it has taken that person thought, intention, care, and a lot of time to create this special…

Zoom Coffee Hour

Oh, my! It was so much fun to be together by Zoom, to see each other’s faces, to engage in conversation, to laugh together, to share our struggles, and to be the Body of Christ in a brand-new way. Thank you to all who joined us — and perhaps next time, more of you will be able to come along for the companionship and joy. We will offer this opportunity once a month, or as often as you’d like. I…

Early Church Writings Exploration

This past Wednesday, we gathered by Zoom to explore the writings of Paul, especially focusing on his letter to the Thessalonians. In this short letter, he sets the stage for the structure and dynamics of the early church, with an emphasis on his “new family” imagery, his use of his famous triad, “faith, hope, and love”, and his charge for “simple and unobtrusive” living. We learned some about the person of Paul, looked at the historical context of this letter,…

An Evening Eucharist

We gathered in our own homes, in our comfy and sacred spaces and entered into the presence of the Holy with intention and care. Through music, calming voices, beautiful artistry, and the soothing words of the Eucharistic Prayer, which always draws us into the presence of the Risen Christ, we found a place of peace and holiness. Although we cannot physically receive the sacrament at this time, we can engage in the prayer of spiritual communion, which is available to…

Community Meal Served

There is hunger in our neighborhoods and we as a church are committed to be there with the people who are hungry, meeting them, welcoming them, and feeding them. We continue our offering of the community meal twice a month (1st and 2nd Monday of each month). Due to the health situation of COVID-10, we have needed to change the way we serve, but we’re willing and able to do that. All our ministers wear face masks, to protect the…

Easter Sunday Celebration

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed. Alleluia” Oh, what joy it is to say these words aloud. And to know in our hearts and souls, we actually believe them, even in the midst of our strange world at the moment. Easter celebration looked differently this year — there were no filled churches overflowing with love and joy and the scent of Easter lilies, but Jesus has still be raised from the dead — and our lives are…