In-Person Morning Worships
Your ministers are counting down the hours until we can do something we have longed to do for over a year now — which is to worship God again with you in our sanctuary. Out of an abundance of caution and love for all of our church’s members, we have not worshiped together in our sanctuary since March 2020. For the last three Sundays, some have gathered at 5 p.m. for an evening service, but this Sunday — May 16 — we will return to full attendance for our 10 a.m. worship service, for all who feel comfortable attending in person.
We are aware that some in our congregation will choose at first to continue joining in worship through our broadcast over Facebook, YouTube or our church website. Know that you definitely are among those who “gather” for worship, whether in person or online. Every person’s choice will be fully respected, and again, the right choice is the choice that is right for you. If you are worshiping with your church from your home, my prayer is that you, too, will feel your heart uplifted to see many of your church family in the pews on Sunday mornings. Know that we will feel your nearness in the Spirit.
“I was glad when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord!” (Psalm 122:1). How glad we are to worship our Lord together again
with the gathered congregation. May God bless all efforts toward eradicating the Covid-19 virus, and may our continued efforts to bless and care for one another be a witness to our love for one another in Jesus Christ. Our Scripture focus for this Sunday will be 1 John 4:7–12.
Sunday, May 23, is Pentecost Sunday. We will celebrate together the coming of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’s gathered disciples, the “birthday of the church.” It will feel like a “Re-Birth Day” to share this energetic worship focus as those first disciples did: “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. ... They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”
May God bless you at your point of need, and give to you the joy of finding yourself a blessing to others in their need. The Lord bless you and keep you.