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The Episcopal Church in the City of Euclid

 

Dear Friends in Christ,


After six days of creation, God rested on the seventh day, and set it aside, and made it holy for all time, and caused God’s people to honour it.

I am blessed by you to be given, at the beginning of my seventh year of ministry at Epiphany, some Sabbath time for spiritual rest and refreshment, and reengagement. Please do not underestimate my gratitude for this gift!

And how will I spend it? Well, to begin with I will be travelling with Gareth to Jordan and Jerusalem. I visited Jordan two years ago, on a whirlwind tour, and I am excited to return and spend a little more time treading the ancient footsteps of our spiritual ancestors. I haven’t visited Jerusalem in over thirty years. That city, full of the strife of humanity and the promises of God, is drawing me back. I can’t wait to find out where in its wrinkles and lines God is waiting to surprise me.

When we return to Ohio, I will be working on finishing up my book manuscript. One of the things I love about this work is the need to write with a Bible always at my elbow! Some of the time, I will be writing at home; other times I will be retreating elsewhere, continuing my pilgrimage towards the God who reels in our restless hearts.

Sabbatical emergency contacts will be printed in our weekly bulletins. Don’t hesitate to call the church office for information or assistance in my absence.

Thank you for this gift of Sabbath. I will miss you, but I will be glad to return renewed and ready for the new adventures of Advent come December!

Abundant blessings attend you in my absence,


Rosalind +