Dear St. Stephen’s Family,
One of today’s readings from the Old Testament in Zechariah characterizes God’s people as “prisoners of hope”. These days, that is an inspiring reminder for us to keep looking for ways to keep hope in front of us as we all wait under the restrictions caused by a very dangerous virus that is not going away any time soon. It gives me hope to know that you have been very understanding of how your church leadership has decided to continue being the church through recorded worship services that we all participate in at home. It is so hard to not be together in person, but we are doing Christ’s work of caring for each other – especially the most vulnerable among us – by not gathering in person.