Optimism. Not only is it my New Year’s resolution, it is my 2021 mantra!
I have been so proud of the people that I work with at Holy Cross Lutheran Church for their flexibility, creativity, and ability to change all plans at a moment’s notice. It seems that a pandemic will do that for you.
This past year, worship, music, and children’s programming have had a very different look. I am pretty sure that Kelsey Ellis and I will become big stars for the Facebook live Sunday School/Music segment that we do in masks. Church has had a different look-in fact, like nothing that we have seen before.
The year 2021 gives me optimism! At some point, we will be able to gather again. Maybe it won’t be like it “use to be,” but it may be a continuation of the creativity that we have used to do our services. I have truly missed the meeting of choirs and planning for events, however, I am truly optimistic that at some point, we will slowly but surely gather again.
In the meantime, I will have my collard greens and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for luck and good fortune for the new year. It is a tradition that I won’t give up. Happy New Year!