Vicar’s Message July 2020: Putting God’s Word Back Into the Hands of the People

Preparations were underway to celebrate our 1st Open-Air Holy Eucharist at the YMCA camp down the road from the church. The Senior Warden, Sarah Miller and I met at the camp so that I could get the actual lay of the land and see how this would all come together. While we talked about the logistics of worship, and my desire to give everyone the BCP and hymnal for use (rather than printed pamphlets), she exclaimed, “It’s putting God’s Word back into the hands of the people!” Sarah Miller’s words rang clear in my heart. What could be more real and authentic, than each one lifting-up the bread and cup to ask the Spirit’s blessing upon them? It is quite literally, God in the palm of your hand!