A time of celebrations

Dear Friends,

This weekend, many celebrations come together: ongoing Pride celebrations, Father’s Day on Sunday, the observation of Juneteenth. It’s good to celebrate! 

This Sunday we’ll continue to hear from the book of Genesis when Sarah laughed at the idea that she would become a mother and Abraham a father in their old age, so come celebrate Father’s Day with some joy and laughter!

We’ll sing some great hymns from our hymnal Lift Every Voice and Sing to point to Juneteenth, the great day, newly made a federal holiday, that remembers the emancipation of enslaved people after the Civil War.

And we look towards the Chicago Pride Parade next weekend; if you’d like to march with welcoming churches, see the announcement below.

Sometimes our celebrations speak to one another; read this article about the intersection of Juneteenth and Pride written by Bishop Deon Johnson from the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

There’s much to celebrate, Beloved. See you in church!

Faithfully, Suzanne+