Dear Holy Covenant Family,
Is it spring yet? How many days until April? How much longer will it snow? When can I dare plant some flowers?
These questions permeate recent conversations, Facebook updates, and my own longings for warmth. We had a taste of fifty degree weather, but now the snow continues to fall. How often do find ourselves anticipating the future, without living in the present? The theme for this week’s worship is “Comfort Food”. We’ll worship the God who meets us where we are, right here, right now. Filling us with good things in the present moment. Join us as we sink into the sweet release of the God who accepts all of us, all the time.
As we prepare for worship, I invite you to pray with me this prayer, by theologian Walter Brueggemann, that allows us to be in the present moment, in God’s time.
Our times are in your hands:
But we count our times for us;
We count our days and fill them with us;
We count our weeks and fill them with our busyness;
We count our years and fill them with our fears.
And then caught up short with your claim,
Our times are in your hands!
Take our times, times of love and times of weariness,
Take them all, bless them and break them,
Give them to us again,
Slow paced and eager,
Fixed in your readiness for neighbor.
Occupy our calendars,
Flood us with itsy-bitsy, daily holy time,
In the name of your fleshed, sacred timeliness. Amen.
See you on Sunday, and think about who you can bring with you to take comfort in God’s presence.
Grace and Peace,