How We’re Shifting in Our St. Giles Life – a Note From Keith
Last week the Coronavirus changes came fast and furious, and the Elders made plans for some drastic changes. Since then we have labored to implement the necessary schedule and worship changes, and to determine possibilities for church life in this strange new season.
We’re making this up as we go, but some pieces are already working, such as our livestreamed worship. We had over 130 households tuned in during the actual livestream hour, and the total who have watched it has more than doubled since! Special thanks go to our musicians and techs! Even though they were scrambling, what they did worked very well, and we’ll only get more proficient from here.
Some other pieces that we’re working to put in place are:
- Small group gatherings (in person for those 65 and younger – 10 or fewer, or via video conferencing for those older or shut in for health reasons)
- Video networked classes (see Tommy and Ross’ classes described below),
- And appropriate means of caring for each other, especially the sick and elderly.
As I wrote you last week, you have some champion Elders! God is guiding. And as always, the Kingdom is advancing, not retreating. This is a hard season, but not without some gifts God would give to us and through us. Let’s discover them together!