This past Saturday our garden was full of activity. From the ongoing tile making project with local mosaic artist Julie Bender in the morning to a co-sponsored event in the afternoon which brought music to our garden, it was was a full and lively day. It is a blessing to be able to continue to slowly welcome more and more members of our community into our gates once again.
In the church we think about and talk about "Holy" things. The meaning of the word holy, it simply means "set apart." Something is holy because it was set apart for a special purpose. Everyday things like water, bread and wine become Holy when we set them apart for the intend purpose of sacramental rights and rituals.
Our urban sanctuary Garden is Holy, the land we grow on is Holy, the soil made from compost brought by so many of you is Holy. It has all been set apart. It all has an intention. When we bring intention to a task, a time or an object and we ask God's blessing upon them those times, tasks and objects become sacred.
This Sunday we will spend time on the topic of consecration, the act of making something Holy. We hope you will join us for so Holy time in the garden this Sunday.
Come as you are, stay as you are able.