This week we begin to have Second Sundays with a focus on making the eucharist more accessible to children and youth. This is about us living into our baptismal vows and raising children in the faith. This means we offer opportunities for them to worship with the entire community in a way that can help them engage with the liturgy. We can think of it as the eucharist with training wheels. There will be one less reading on Sunday but a lot more teaching about why we do what we do. The music, overall, will be more accessible.
We can think of this service also as an attempt to reach out to young people. We will evaluate as we move along. Our job now is to give our most sincere efforts, to pray, and to learn.
Peace and grace,