LET ME A BLESSING BE
Rev. Kathy Fisher Letter March 2021
I am happy to be able to share with you that we will return to in-person worship in our beautiful sanctuary as of March 7th at 10:00 am! With the decrease in Covid-19 cases in Montgomery and nationwide, and the increase in those who have received their vaccinations, we believe that we can resume our time together in person on Sunday mornings. We will still do temperature checks prior to entering the building, require masks that cover both the nose and mouth, and practice social distancing in the sanctuary pews. And of course, we will continue to live-stream the service for those who are unable to come out or who do not feel comfortable with in-person worship at this time. We will continue our 5:00 pm Wednesday night Bible Study online only, using Adam Hamilton’s newest book, Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today.
As we journey together through these forty days of Lent, in preparation for the paschal celebrations of Easter, we are called to a time of growth through repentance, fellowship, prayer, fasting, and concentration upon our baptismal covenant. We are to be signs of God’s kingdom in this world as we continue in the lifelong process of being transformed into the life and holiness of our Lord. This is a time for putting aside the sins and failures of the past in light of who we are yet to become by the grace of God.
I recently received a beautiful poem in the mail, written by Margaret Ann Batley. I thought it was a meaningful prayer which each of us might want to pray, especially during this Lenten season. So, with Margaret Ann’s permission, I share it now with you.
LET ME A BLESSING BE
Let me a blessing be
So that others can see
Jesus living in me
For I may be the only Jesus they see.
Take my hands and my feet
So that I may help others face defeat.
Give me a heart brimful of love
For the beautiful earth and the people that dwell therein.
May I be a comfort to the hurting
A prayer for the sick and lonely.
Pour out your blessing on me
Not to keep but to share with God’s children.
I would pray to heal the broken heart
To heal the sin sick soul
Or a life gone out of control.
~ Margaret Ann Batley