For Where Two or Three are Gathered
I live in Altadena. Usually it is very quiet. But on some evenings in the waning months of summer, coyotes come down out of the foothills. They gather very near, just behind my home, and together yip and howl. Some of you might have known that for many years we had a golden retriever. He used to join his voice with sirens that happened by: police, fire, ambulance – he was not picky - as if to say “I am with you!“
Every Sunday, we find ourselves returning to this same spot, Church of Our Saviour. And we too join together in prayer and song, saying too, “we are with you!”
The choir meets every Sunday at 9:00am, hopefully to do a little more than yip and howl, but surely to come together, wherever we each are on our path, to state emphatically through song, “We are with you!”
This Sunday, the choir will sing a lovely 3-part “Bless the Lord, O My Soul” by Antonio Lotti for the offertory and a medley of two hymns (“Amazing Grace” and “Marvelous Grace”) called “God’s Grace” by an old friend to this parish, Ken Neufeld.
I invite you, wherever you are on your path, to come join us too. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Mathew 18:20) Are you with us?