The Masks We Wear

Pulpit Guest Rev. Martin Woulfe

Minister, Abraham Lincoln UU Congregation. Springfield, Illinois

Service conducted by Rev. Scott Alexander

This is our first “virtual pulpit exchange” with Rev. Alexander and Rev. Woulfe exchanging YouTube sermons from afar. Rev. Woulfe (who has served our Springfield Illinois congregation with distinction for almost 20 years) writes of his sermon, “Throughout the ages and in diverse cultures, masks have also been employed to convey dramatic and religious insights. In a typical year, we ourselves might associate wearing masks with Halloween, or superheroes, or medical professionals. This of course, is a most unusual year – and masks have far reaching health implications. Most of our neighbors have adopted the practice – but not all. How does this practice reflect our ethical and spiritual values?”