Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
Blessings on this the third Sunday of the Easter Season.
This week has been an eventful one, with some ups and some deeply tragic downs.
One the upside, here in New Brunswick we are no doubt excited and relieved to hear that some early steps are now being taken to ease our Provinces restrictions due to the pandemic. While we know it will still be some time before things like public gatherings for worship will be able to resume, and that we all still need to be cautious in order to care for the vulnerable in our communities, it is still a welcome sign that we can certainly rejoice in. Here at St. Luke's Gondola Point, and all across the Diocese of Fredericton, we will be closely following the guidance of the Government regarding all our activities, and we encourage everyone to stay safe and look for ways to safely bless and care for our neighbours.
Of course on the downside, our hearts ache at the tragic loss of life and senseless evil that took place in Nova Scotia last weekend. Our prayers are with all those who are grieving and suffering, and along with the rest of our Country we also "mourn with those who mourn" (Romans 12:15).
We know that no matter what may come our way in the days and weeks ahead, the Risen Lord Jesus remains with us whether we can feel His presence or not. May our hearts be kindled today by this hope, and help us to share His peace.
Our service of Morning Prayer and Bulletin for this week can be found here:
Our three songs this morning can be found here:
and our sermon this week can be found in another post on our St. Luke's GP Blog:
God bless, and have a good week.