Sunday, February 28, 2021

Get me to the church on time ...

It will be good to be back in church this morning --- for the first time since last November when the bishop closed Episcopal churches across Iowa as a way to combat skyrocketing numbers of coronavirus cases.

In the interim --- as embarrassing as it is to confess --- I'd forgotten what time the morning service begins and had to ask. Was it 10 a.m., or 10:30? The correct answer is 10 a.m.

I'm also having difficulty adjusting to the fact I've got to get dressed before lunch on a Sunday and will have to have breakfast before mid-morning.

We'll continue to observe the rules of the pandemic --- masks, social distancing and attention to sanitation. But as the number of new cases declines and the number of those inoculated increases, there's hope now.

And sorrow, too, of course --- remembering a friend and fellow communicant who was killed by the virus.

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