We are able to worship together again this week through our live streaming technology while in-church services are suspended. The focus of the homily this week is where to find hope in these days of darkness – real hope, not false hope. As it was in the time of Isaiah – it is God’s love – Jesus’ love – that is that hope. They are the light in the darkness – not the eradication of the darkness. As we are marked in the waters of baptism – God proclaims us as his children and he knows us, even in the darkness. It is up to us to look, act, and love as Jesus in the world to keep the light shining and the hope alive. Thank you to Christina and Bryan for your music and readings in today’s service.