If I’ve learned one thing about Grace and our Sesquicentennial celebration over the past 12 months, it’s that our community – like every one of us – can’t be summed up in a few sentences, a few events, or a few months. We have more stories to tell than we have storytellers. And the love, courage, heartache, faith, kindness, doubt, and joy that’s alive in our pews and programs are too deep and complex for words … maybe even for music, though our music comes close sometimes.
I suspect that’s always been true.
We’ve had goofy fun this past year. We’ve talked and drummed and sung and laughed. We’ve blessed, baptized, and buried. We’ve welcomed newcomers and sent beloved family and friends off to new adventures. We’ve fought injustice, we’ve lost and mourned. We’ve lit candles to celebrate those who are living and those who’ve died.
It’s a jumble, and it’s beautiful. And it’s too much to fully take in, even with twelve months.
Thank you for 151 years, Grace Church. For sheltering, celebrating, and sustaining us. For challenging us to continue as Grace. And being Grace for us, always.
Submitted by: Holly Anderson