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August 9, 2020

Dear Friends,

Despite dermatologists’ best advice, my absolute favorite thing to do in the summer is sit in the sun. My family says I’m “recharging my batteries,” and I must admit, I really do feel exactly like an iPhone getting plugged in. After several weeks of vacation, I am so grateful that my battery is at 100%.

I am certain many of you can relate, but my battery felt dangerously low at the start of this season. In times such as this, it is imperative that we all find ways to “recharge our batteries” so that we can be ready for the tasks in front of us.

Being together in community as a church is one of the ways that many of us recharge each week, and that’s why it’s been especially hard not to be able to meet in person. But there are many, many other ways that we can be together as church, and you’ll find them all listed in this Epistle. The letter is so long, you might even need to open it in a browser window so you can see all of it! Make sure you click “read more.”

I am especially looking forward to the chance to read an important book together as a parish family. On September 13, 20, and 27, we will discuss How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi during our Sunday Forum meetings. Get your copy now so you can join this important discussion.

Love,

The Rev. Julia Macy Offinger

Associate Rector