Hello to all,
Barring any unexpected changes in the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, Easter Sunday will be our last live-streamed service. For the benefit of those who may still need to stay at home, after Easter we still plan to record Sunday Vespers to be posted on Facebook later in the day. We also plan to continue sending the printed He services out by Email. We are looking forward to the day when our whole church family will be together again in God’s house.
As we transition back to in-person gathering, I would urge us all to use our best judgement and continue to exercise certain precautions regarding coronavirus transmission until this pandemic is finally just a memory. To ensure physical distancing, we will designate every second pew to remain vacant. The offering plates will not be passed from person to person, but will remain on a table in the narthex. Facial covering is optional once we are seated with our families in the pews; but for a while, in Christian love for one another, let’s continue to use our face masks at least while entering and leaving. And, of course, if you’re not feeling well, better stay home.
As more of us become eligible to receive the vaccine, we’re looking forward to seeing old friends and making a joyful noise together unto the Lord. Blessings to all!
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me.
Love to all,
More opportunities to get involved in the work of God’s kingdom and make a difference in the lives of others!
DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR:
- Sharing the Good News with those who need to get to know the Lord?
- Communicating person to person, through the Internet, social media, or printed word?
Speak with Tom Peconge about joining the Evangelism Team.
- Caring for our church members who are ill, shut-in, or troubled?
- Visiting, calling, or writing to our homebound members–helping them know that their church still loves them and cares for them?
- Would you be willing to take some flowers to someone after church?
Speak with Heidi Rudolph or Debra Kiefer about joining the Care Committee.
A new choir season is beginning. Rehearsals are on Sundays at 9 AM. Are you interested in adding your voice to lead our congregation at worship and make beautiful music for the Lord? Speak with Tracy Meihls.
Did you know that you don’t need to be able to read music to play handbells? Practice will start up again Thursday, October 3 at 6 PM. Please speak with Barb Weiford or sign the sheet on the bulletin board if you are interested in being a ringer.
Church members, please know
that you are welcome to use the church facilities for your personal/family
events. We ask that you take responsibility for leaving the space clean and
orderly. Chris Meihls, our church sexton, is now the go-to person for
reserving a room. Please contact Chris for additional information.