January 5, 2021
Over the past two weeks we have seen the numbers of positive virus diagnoses rise rapidly. While our sisters and brothers who have been able to worship in-person have been so faithful sitting in designated seats, wearing masks and all the rest, the risks of our coming together personally have increased significantly.
After much discussion the staff and Council leadership have decided to return to online worship only starting Sunday, January 10 through Sunday, February 7. At that time we will evaluate local conditions and determine how to go forward. With Lent beginning on February 17, we surely would like to be back to in-person worship.
We plan to record worship on Sunday mornings and post the link by email and on our website by 11 AM. We will continue to offer Holy Communion from 2:00 to 2:15 PM beside the Learning Center on Sunday afternoons for all who wish to receive.
Thank you for your understanding in these very unusual times. Let us pray for one another—friends who are able to be out, those who are not able and those who, because of work, must be in settings that are challenging. At the end of Psalm 121, we hear a blessed word of promise and assurance for every day: “The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.”