By The Rev. Christopher Girardeau
Christ, our light, is always present with us in life and in death. During our Friday evening worship, we celebrated the ever-present life of Christ and the light of Christ in SC Synod leaders who have passed into the Church triumphant. It was a warming, calming worship service in which we heard that Christ is our light at all times and places—that “for love, God wraps and embraces us” (Julian of Norwich).
The Rev. Michael Price and the Rev. Joanna Gragg, along with a host of rostered leaders, guided us in liturgy, scripture, centering prayer, and the hymn “Christ Be Our Light.” Throughout the worship service, we gradually invited more light into the room through candles on our tables.
The good news of the evening worship with the necrology report is that Christ’s intimate presence is with us in life, death, and resurrection. We continue to give thanks for the life and witness of those listed in the necrology report.