The readings for the 11th Sunday after Trinity:
Isaiah 51:1-6 Ps 138 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew: 16:13-20
This Sunday sees the restoration of the celebration of the Eucharist at the heart of our life together. My prayer is that it will enrich our sense of communion with God and each other – whether we are experiencing it in church, or joining in prayer from home – remembering that God’s grace is not bound by time and space.
From the communications I have received I anticipate that we are heading towards a congregation of about twenty people. That is wonderful, but I also want to affirm the decisions of those who are continuing to be cautious about coming into gatherings and assure you that as we all pray together we are one in the Body of Christ whether at home or at church. I can imagine how difficult a decision it is for some of you and will hold all those who cannot come in my heart as I say the words of the Eucharistic prayer.