Services at the drive-in was always, and continues to be, a fulfilling alternative to worship on Sunday. Although returning to Sunday worship in the sanctuary has been different, it has been uplifting. Attendance has been very limited, but has been gratifying. Everyone will look forward to being able to again sing during the service. I’ve attempted to add familiar hymns during the meditative music time that the congregation can ‘internalize’.  These have included “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”, “The Lord is My Shepherd”, “On Eagles’ Wings”, etc. Organ music continues to set the stage for worship with pre-service selections and a familiar postlude hymn.  

Jill Sippel, Handbell Choir Director, has invited current ringers and any new ringers to attend a planning meeting in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, September 2, at 6 p.m. Ways of going forward with the handbells following CDC guidelines will be discussed. Please call Jill at 920-418-1534 if you have any questions. Don Waldvogel, a charter member of Ebenezer Brass for 28 years, has undergone major foot surgery this summer. He is continuing therapy at home. We sincerely hope and pray that he will be back ringing those bass bells soon!

Accolades need to be extended to the church council members and the special committee that have put in extra time and effort during this COVID time to provide many opportunities to worship and stay ‘connected’. Thank you also to Pastor Mike for conducting the various services in different settings. Let’s hope and pray all of this will pass soon.