Dear beloved in Christ,
In Psalm 90, we read God’s abiding presence is with us in our entire existence.
“Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were
brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to
everlasting you are God.” (v.1-2)
The psalmist is proclaiming that God has been our home forever. When God is
our home, we are always under the providential care of the Almighty. Yes, there
will be trials, tribulations and challenges that come our way, and yet we will stand
firm because our foundation is Jesus Christ. When our life is built upon the rock
of Christ, rain and storms can come, but we will not be desolated like the house
built on the sand.
This pandemic (storm) is going to be with us for a while, but it will not reduce us
to rubble. We continue to exist with knowledge that we are in our God home
since Yahweh is the source of our being. You must have heard now that the
present plan is for churches in the Diocese of Huron to open on September 13th
with limited sitting capacity in each church.
Our parish community of St. Michael and All Angels is getting ready to open on
Sunday, September 13th, with diligent plans in place to keep the health and wellbeing of
our parishioners in mind. A group of leaders in our parish are following the health
protocols set out by the Diocese in consultation with the Middlesex Health Unit for the
care and protection of our members who will attend the service. Given the health
directives we can only accommodate around 35 people for worship at a given service. It
is our hope to also make a recorded service available online. I will ask for your prayers
for God’s blessings on our efforts to bring about a fruitful outcome. More details of the
church re-opening plans will come by the end of August.
Let me conclude with the following scripture from Isaiah 40.28-31.
“Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint”.
So let us journey to joy and peace in Christ. Just a reminder that if you like to have a
conversation with me, please call the office and I will get back to you as early as
With thoughts and prayers,