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Article | May 12, 2024

Congregation Update: Celebrate The Time

Blog|The Rev. Canon Mary Carter Greene

Dear Grace Cathedral Friends,

These are liminal times. Yesterday, we observed the Feast of the Ascension, the story of when Jesus ascended to God and left the apostles with the directions to stay here and wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit. 

As we mark this time between Jesus’s return to God and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, this can be a good time to consider what it is we are hoping for, what we long for in the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

This is an excellent time to consider that question regarding your life and your church life. 

On Thursday, I joined a small group of friends from our Seniors with Grace program for tea, and we discussed the way this question’s answers change over a lifetime but always hinge on hope, the hope born of a faith community.

This week’s weather has signaled another liminal time, the wait for summer. Birds are singing, and spirits are lifted in celebration. I hope you can schedule some time to relax and enjoy the change of seasons. One guaranteed way to enjoy yourself in the company of good friends is to join the congregation retreat held on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. It is the perfect transition from spring to summer. Registration closes May 12.

Easter blessings to you all, 

The Rev. Canon MC Greene
Canon Pastor

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