Holy Week this year was unique. Despite our enforced stay-at-home isolation, our spiritual leaders devised many interesting ways to “gather us in” and lift our spirits.
For example, using only a phone we were able to receive thought-provoking services from the Anglican Cathedral in Calgary where our nephew, The Very Rev. Leighton Lee, is the Dean; to be thrilled by the amazing voice of Joshua Hendricksen accompanied by his father Pastor Dennis Hendricksen from Christ, Regina; to be intrigued by Pastor Carlton Larsen of the Strasbourg/ Bulyea Parish and his comparison of foot washing in the time of Christ with hand washing in the time of coronavirus; and by the inspiring messages from pastors Jeff Tank and Amber Hoffman of our own congregation, Our Savior’s, and their inventive use of Zoom to replace the traditional “coffee hour” with chat rooms.
The saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” was proven by our pastors and musicians. They responded to the current situation with enthusiasm, creativity and grace. Thank you for using your talents and ingenuity to bring us an ancient message of hope and peace in these uncertain times.