Disciples, Apostles, and Saints!
Two weeks ago, on a Tuesday Rose had some of the recognizable symptoms. She took a home test which verified that she had enough coronavirus in her system to suggest that she had COVID-19.
She isolated and masked, but I started to show early symptoms that Friday, tested negative on Saturday, then positive on Monday. I am now out of the isolation window and in my masking window this week. We are both feeling much better and are thankful for the well-wishes and concern. But we both still wear out easily.
What a way to spend the two weeks before Holypalooza!
In August of 2013, 14 months before I arrived, St. Stephen’s engaged in a combined ecumenical effort with our neighbors: Central Presbyterian and Centenary United Methodist as an experiment of bold witness to the community through unity and common service.
Had the pandemic not eclipsed our gathering in 2020, this would be the tenth Holypalooza. So, like Apple did with the iPhone, I’m declaring this one to be Holypalooza X. At St. Stephen’s this Sunday at 10:00.
The celebration keeps growing, changing, and becoming part of this neighborhood. I am grateful we can continue to share in it. And happy that, after these past two weeks, I can be a part of it again.