By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

I continue to be in awe of the way you all—the people of Kenilworth Union Church—are making a way through these odd, challenging, heart-rending, beautiful, justice-seeking, quiet, noisy, impossible, tense, change-filled days. Every day I hear of another person finding joy in the midst of hardship, finding gratitude in the midst of loss, or reframing struggle to see possibility unfolding.

The authors of Isaiah affirm that God is beyond fathoming, that God is everlasting, that God is giver of strength when our bodies, minds, hearts, and souls are too weary to carry the load. As I listen to the people of God at Kenilworth Union, I hear again and again those qualities of God being knit within and between you, strengthening you, carrying you through, giving you peace beyond peace. May you continue to see God in new and uplifting ways, no matter what the coming days and months bring.

Let us pray:

Yahweh is the everlasting God…
The Lord’s understanding is beyond fathoming.
God gives strength to the weary.
—Isaiah 40:28–20

Anxiety Resources: We know many of you are feeling anxious in this time of uncertainty. To help manage anything weighing on you, we are sharing the following resources: • Mid-Day Prayer every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., in-person or livestream. You may also submit a prayer request. • Virtual Office Hours with Katie Lancaster (Mondays, 4–5 p.m.), email her to receive a link. Send an email to Silvi Pirn, Christine Hides, or Jo Forrest, they hold office hours by appointment. • Care Guild, provides meals, rides, and visits to members in times of need • KUC Cares, a “Care Guild” for youth • Support Groups and Stephen Ministers continue to be available Additionally the pastoral staff is eager to connect with you and available for prayer and listening. Please contact Bill, Jo, or Katie to arrange a phone call or visit. Get the links here