He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
Friday, March 27, 2020
To the APC Family:
I am just back from a trip north to Boston with my daughter who is a freshman at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, to gather up her belongings and move everything back home. It’s a trip my husband did with our son who is a junior at Purdue, last week. While I can (and may!) complain about the time, and cost, and inconvenience of these trips, and the disruption to our lives of renegotiating space and food and music, I keep reminding myself what is important. We are all in the same boat. Every one of our lives has been upended. But this passage from Micah has helped me keep my focus on what is really important – to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. So on our trip, I gave an extra thank you to the host working at Panera, and asked the clerk where I stopped for coffee how he was doing, and I even shared my appreciation to the police officer who stopped to question where I was parked as we loaded up the car. If we can help and care for each other, it does make a difference. To you and to others.
This Sunday, I encourage you to take time in worship with God. That may include a walk in the park, or through your neighborhood. That may include listening to some beautiful music. It may include helping others through action or giving or prayer. But I also hope it includes watching, and listening and singing, and praying with our online worship service. The church staff is committed to sharing worship in a new and different way – to continuing to be church – even if it is outside of our walls or even outside our knowledge and comfort level!
May you be challenged this day and each day, to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God!
Grace & Peace,
Rev. Diane Jamison Fitch
The link to the video of Worship for March 29th will be posted tomorrow, March 28.