This week we're celebrating Thanksgiving. For me as a first generation American it's a new holiday. It's one that I particularly like. It comes free of the trappings of commercialism which so quickly overwhelmed Christmas.
While reflecting on Advent, I remembered a happening back in the 70s while living in Thailand. Our daughter was taking Thai classical dancing. One day during her class we could hear excited voices outside chanting: “The king is coming! The King is coming! We all ran to the sidewalk in time to see the beloved King of Thailand and his beautiful Queen slowly pass. All too quickly he was gone.
The Bishop has said that we will be able to enter 'Phase 3' at the beginning of August if the coronavirus number continue to go in the right direction. They haven't been looking so great for the last week and so there is a distinct possibility that he will push this back to the beginning of September instead. We will know at the end of next week - but either way we need to start planning for what it will look like when we come back in person. In phase 2 churches are only allowed 25 people at once, and the vestry does not want to restrict access to worship so is keen to wait until that restriction is lifted before we resume offering in person worship.
In my last letter to Good Sam friends I mentioned reading as one of my likes.