Dear Friends,

I hope this email finds you well.  As we move deeper into fall and eventually winter it would appear the news is both a bit dire (rising case numbers!) and cheery (it appears the vaccines under trial are performing better than expected!). Nota Bene: Don't forget your flu shot!
I find it hugely important not to get too bogged down with the news cycle but find ways to nurture spiritual and emotional growth.  Recently I've been reading "Celtic Christian Spirituality: The Essential Writings" I've been encouraged to read how Christians of various traditions have found joy in God's Word in scripture but also in Creation.  We live in a marvelous world and have been given extraordinary gifts that signal God's presence with us!  Even our earth's journey into the darkness of winter is a sign that new life is gathering itself for what is coming next!  
Today we celebrate one of the great saints of Celtic Christianity, St. Hilda of Whitby who was born into royalty but spent almost her entire life leading women and men into greater spiritual growth.  
Besides our services of Holy Eucharist (both in-person and live streaming) I encourage you to take part in one of our midweek offerings via Zoom: the Bible Study, Compline, or Simply Christian.  Indeed, starting next Sunday evening there will be another option: Advent Evening Prayer.  Check out this week's bulletin for times and how to join!
This week we celebrate the Reign of Christ, the last week of the church year.  I hope to see you Sunday!
In Christ,