Dear St. Luke’s Community,

This week is one when something unusual besets me. I find myself, at least today, at a loss for words. As most of you know, we have been marching through some difficult times at the Rectory. With the stark diagnosis of pancreatic cancer for Mary’s mother, Patricia, the untimely death of a family pet and all that goes with having houseguests, I’m at fairly low energy.

In the section of the Prayer Book entitled Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families, there is this little nugget that seems appropriate right now.

O God, you will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are

fixed on you; for in returning and rest we shall be saved; in

quietness and trust shall be our strength. Isaiah 26:3; 30:15

That’s about all I have for you today. In fact, it’s not anything that I have for you, but it is the sustaining promise of the God of all creation. That God, expressed in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is deeply interested in your peace, your rest, your quietness, your trust and ultimately your salvation. For today, for me, that’s going to have to do. I hope and pray it works for you as well.

Thank you all for all your prayers and support during these times.

Peace and Good,

The Rev. Warren Earl Hicks, Rector
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
921 Pleasant St.
Worcester, MA 01602
508-756-1990 (Office)
508-756-8277 (Fax)

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