We are a long way from knowing the full impact and calculating the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic, but certain present realities are coming into greater focus.
In light of the clear and alarming evidence of the high rate of infection locally – meaning in New York State and particularly in Brooklyn among all five boroughs – Bishop Provenzano has announced he is extending the suspension of public worship and gatherings in all churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island at least through May 17.
This necessarily means prolonging the hardship of our physical isolation from one another and the prohibition to pray and serve alongside each other. And the certainty that we will not mark the days of Holy Week and celebrate Easter in our church is a heartbreaking development.
A heartening development is the magnolia tree in the church garden at Clinton and Montague Streets beginning to flower and nearing full bloom. It’s a burst of life and sign of hope we need now. Soon leaves will replace flowers and spring will assert itself, reminding us of God’s rhythm of restoring and renewing what seems lost to us.
As many and great challenges persist, I believe our faith and our enduring connection will sustain us.
Coming This Week
* You do not need to register for Zoom to participate in the meeting.
Family Service with Pageant and Holy Communion
The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf, Presider
Community Carol Sing
Festival Service of the Nativity with Holy Communion
Sunday, March 15 | 10:15 am and 12:45 pm
Join us for the second of a three-part series presented by the clergy of St. Ann’s and Christ Church Cobble Hill. We’ll use as a guide the short introductory volume Welcome to The Episcopal Church to bring the history, worship and spirituality of the Episcopal Church to bear on our personal walk with God. Read more.
Sunday, March 29 | 5:30 pm
This month’s Sunday Forum presentation will be “Suffrage at 100: Women’s Power Today,” featuring the 67th Attorney General for the State of New York, Letitia James. Letitia “Tish” James is the first woman of color to hold statewide office, and the first woman to be elected Attorney General. An experienced attorney and public servant with a long record of accomplishments, our AG will help us to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, and explore how it has shaped women’s power today. Read more.
Wednesday, April 1 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Join us at this meeting of Book of Books Book Club series as we read the Christian additions to the Bible, known as the New Testament. The Rev. Craig D. Townsend, Associate for Faith Formation, leads the group. Everyone is welcome, whether you read the Old Testament with us or not! Read more.
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