It's been a very busy day around the church as we are taping four worship services for this weekend: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil (Saturday), and Easter morning (Sunday).
For the Maundy Thursday worship, we will be having "virtual communion." The video will include the bread and cup here at the church, but you will need to have supplies in your own home to share together. Before Thursday, plan to have some bread (or crackers) handy along with grape juice or wine. If you don't have grape juice or wine, you can use water. (Since Jesus turned water into wine, we will be forgiven if we only show up with the water and depend on him to do his thing!)
Melissa Ferguson reports that her mother was buried in a beautiful graveside service yesterday. If you would like to drop her a note, her new address is: 10296 Old State Road, Mattoon, IL 61938.
Bev Dennis reports that the church collected $885 so far for the United Methodist Women Day of Prayer and Self-Denial. She thanks the congregation for contributions and also enjoyed the notes people sent telling how they are spending these quarantine days.