New Life Episcopal Church

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Church Canceled due to Coronavirus

For your safety, church services are canceled until further notice.  We will resume services when it is safe to do so. For the time being, all our small groups have been canceled.

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Certainty

It may be the times we live in. People seem so certain … of everything! It’s contagious! A friend said to me, “I wish I could be as certain of just one thing as you are of everything!” I needed to hear that. I’m learning to let go. Stand down. Give ground. Hold my peace. Listen. Pray. Trust. Here’s the Merton prayer:

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”

Thomas Merton (1915-1968), Thoughts in Solitude

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