|Old St. Anne's Church|
It has been quite a year in chapel as we have heard the words of Jesus, encountered other faiths from Buddhism and Judaism to the joys of Holi in the Hindu tradition, welcomed guest speakers from churches and community service organizations, rejoiced with the eighth graders as they imaginatively led their own chapels, celebrated the Holy Eucharist together including last week's marvelously instructed Eucharist led by the fourth grade, and even experienced a priestly ordination! Hopefully, we encountered God in some of His many forms, and felt the power of the Holy Spirit acting in our community. Certainly we had some fun and learned new things about faith and about ourselves. In the end, seeds were planted that will bear fruit of compassion, respect, and kindness for years to come. May we stay rooted in the conviction that all people are loved by God and therefore worthy of inclusion, respect, and care, even if they are strangers who may be different than we are.