Dear Friends,

In an echo of the heavenly "banquet prepared from the foundation of the world" and the praise always ringing in God's courts, we will follow up our Celebration Sunday festivities of last week with a shared worship this week with our sisters and brothers in Christ from First Church.

They will be graciously coming across the street to share worship in our space, at 10AM. The Rev. Gordon Crouch will preach and I will preside, and both our choirs will be lifting up their voices together!

Afterwards we'll stream up to the Great Hall for a celebration particularly of our shared organists, Mary and Eric Dolch, and with blessings for their expected child.

We share with these neighbors of ours in the ministries of Family Promise, Got Lunch, the Food Pantry, and more. To praise God together is a rare treat, though. It's one of those places churches often get themselves tied up in knots. I am fully of gratitude to Rev. Gordon for inviting this collaborative worship, and to Bishop Rob for encouraging such gatherings, and to the Holy Spirit for stirring hearts to come together. In a season when so many are visibly divided, there is real power in our coming together.

I'll see you at the Table!

In Peace,