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Open new doors to prayer

Both Sacred Heart Catholic Church and La Conner Methodist Church have signs on their doors reading “Church Closed.” Most of us recognize that is a sensible decision: large gatherings are just what we do not want at the moment. The loving thing right now is to keep our distance, lest we transmit the virus. So if we cannot gather because of the coronavirus, can we still offer Eucharist – thanking God as a gathered community?

First, God is everywhere and the risen Christ is not limited by space. The presence of the risen Jesus among the community is captured in in Matthew’s gospel: “For whe...


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