From the Rector: Emerging from a cocoon
This is just a brief note to say thank you for the four weeks off I just enjoyed. Thank you to Katy, Kelvyn, Lynn, and Chris for holding down the fort. Thank you to each leader, preacher, reader, LEM, usher, tech supporter, and minister of one another's worship spaces and life events. Some of you have also been traveling, and others have been here supporting one another. Some of you have experienced great loss, and others great joy. Some have been deeply engaged in the work of the church, and others have been taking a breather.
As I took my breather, I breathed in the vastness of the ocean and the majesty of glaciers off the coast of Alaska, and I was in awe. I camped next to a waterfall with my family and pup in Vermont, and I was re-smitten with my household. I noticed a ugly little blob on my cousin's windowsill in Maine, and then leaned in just in time to see a Monarch butterfly emerge from a cocoon, and I was blessed. I think all of life is like this, but sometimes space helps us to notice better, to breathe deeper, to forgive more easily, and to pause with more reverence.
Upon return, I look forward to this next season with you; in creativity, in awe, in the unfolding of wings and the deepening of breath and purpose.