Dear Church Family,



Psalm 46 declares that the Lord is an ever-present help in times of trouble. That Psalm though written thousands of years ago is as true now as it was then. As we look around us, it seems as if the earth is giving way, doesn’t it? COVID 19 continues to spread, the financial markets are crashing, and our society is making changes at a rapid pace. Yes, the world seems to be giving way, but the Lord is our ever present help. So don’t fear. Our troubles may seem big, but our God is bigger.

As this pandemic continues to grow it is clear that we are all having to make significant changes to our ordinary routines. That is why in view of these growing health concerns and today’s recommendations regarding large public gatherings from the Governors of NJ and PA, the Crossing will not be offering public worship services this weekend. My concern as always is your health and well being.

But guess what? We can still worship together this weekend. How? Online. That’s right, we still plan to live stream our 9.15 am worship service. Okay, there won’t be any congregation in the room but you can be there online. Heather will still be leading live worship, and yes I will still be teaching. So Crossing worship continues, but just in a different way. And guess what? This weekend we will be streaming on both our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CrossingUMC/ ) and our website (www.crossingumc.org/live) If you join the Facebook feed you can even use a fist bump emoji to greet each other. Not only that, you can use the YouVersion (Bible) app to take notes, fill out your connection card, and submit prayer request right online and even download our newsletter on the YouVersion app. This is another creative adjustment we have made especially for you!!

Look, I know that these are challenging times we live in and, at this point I do not know how long this will continue, but I know this: God is going to be faithful to us and God wills us to flourish in this time. Remember 1 Cor. 1.9 "God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.”


Yes, God will be faithful.

See you on Sunday…..online!

Love you all

Scott