Loving God, help us to feel your presence this week. We still find ourselves challenged by the pandemic and how we want to respond to it. We have more and more people being vaccinated and we are ready to gather as we used to gather. Help us us to stay the course as more and more freedoms become reality. May this Holy Week help us to focus on what it means to sacrifice for others. Let us love one another as you have loved us and look to what the full meaning of being forgiven, healed, and renewed. All this we ask in your most Holy Name. Amen.