As we move further into this pandemic and its physical and economic toll, one thing has become glaringly obvious–the massive gap between the wealthy and the poor in this country. The gap has been steadily widening for years, but those in positions of power and privilege have been able to ignore it. We can no longer do so.
People who were not poor are falling into poverty and those who were already poor when this started are getting sicker and dying at higher rates than others as well as increasingly going hungry, losing their home, or not being able to afford life sustaining medications. As Christians, we cannot accept this. It is incompatible with, an affront to, the compassionate, loving, healing, boundary crossing, Empire challenging One whom we follow.
And yet, particularly now, it is hard to know what to do. While it has always been true that no one of us can “fix” this, it is equally true that we are called to do what we can where we are in whatever ways are available to us. So, I invite you to consider becoming involved in the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Following in the footsteps of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. fight against poverty, the Rev. Dr. William Barber Jr and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis are spearheading this campaign which seeks to draw attention to the massive inequities in the USA and work to address them.
If you have any questions please let Sarah or me know. I hope to “see” you at the virtual march on June 20.
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Proof of up-to-date vaccination (age 5 and older) is required to attend in-person worship. “Up-to-date” means fully vaccinated and a booster if it has been at least 5 months since your last shot. Please show your COVID-19 vaccination card or a photo of your card at the door as you enter the church. If you are not yet vaccinated, please join us for our live streamed service on our YouTube Channel.
Every member of the St. Peter’s Choir, clergy, and church staff are fully vaccinated.
The church is cleaned regularly, windows are open (weather permitting), and hand sanitizer is provided.