We are facing the moving target that is the Coronavirus, known as COVID-19. This is a virus against which the human population has no immunity, no vaccine available, and no treatment for the disease it causes. Most healthy adults contracting the virus will have a mild illness, then recover. However, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are at risk for serious illness, even death. The only way to
Lent is traditionally a time of fasting and prayer. People refrain from certain foods in order to focus on prayer. Fasting involves the very substance that gives us life and nourishes our bodies. When one fasts, one gets hungry. Intentional fasting can bring about a holy hunger, a longing for a closer connection to God.
In years gone by, we gathered during Lent for worship. In that dedicated worship time there was reflection, confession, absolution, sharing the