Hello St. Marks Community and Friends,
Fall events have been modified or omitted because of COVID-19, but St. Mark's is still St. Mark's and God is still God and we will be faithful and joyful because we are a redeemed people! World events make our journey more complicated but we will NOT be shaken. We will praise God and serve our neighbor just like we always did.
If I can offer a suggestion....
I have been talking with some of you who are saying things like, "I just want things to go back to the way they were before." or "As soon as things are back to normal..." Those of us who have journeyed through significant grief events know that things will never go back to the old "normal." We are in a process now of re-visioning life under new parameters. In grief, we must adjust to life without a loved one or without a certain job, rediscovering joy in very new circunstances. The same applies for our lives now. We are struggling because life has changed. TRUE. We can wait for everything to go back to the way it was, which is uncertain at best with no timeline. Or we can work together to discover joy under our current circumstances and work together in hope for a vibrant tomorrow.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”