This year our congregation’s theme is, ‘All are Welcome.’ This seems a bit ironic as we are currently unable to gather publicly in worship, or for that matter, for most other reasons as well. St. John’s leadership and staff are busy working at reaching out during this time of social isolation. We pray that in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak that we continue to find ways to welcome our neighbor. We ask that you keep in contact with your neighbors, friends and especially those who are high risk as described by the CDC. Welcoming all requires not simply being open to those who may come into your world but going out of your way to make others aware of their ‘belonging,’ their inclusion into our lives, and their place in our world. Reach out – people need to be included, especially now in this time of social isolation.