Last March when the pandemic came to the United States, everything shut down quickly and there was not much time for reflection; there was only time for swift reaction. Today, with vaccines in many of our arms and months of experience with displacement under our belts, we begin the process of reintroducing ourselves to worship as a group again.
We will not rush the process to return as if everything is the same as before February 2020. Instead, we would do well to take this opportunity to be safe and appropriate reopening our building, questioning what we are doing, why we are doing it and how it is being done, all to the glory of God in our lives.
When it comes to our church life, I think a major lesson of the pandemic has been that more involvement and leadership on the part of our members than I have experienced in my 20 plus years of ministry. And that’s a great thing!
I have participated in several hundred Zoom meetings and worship services and workshops, all new adventures in worship that have strengthened our commitment to God and allowed for greater inclusion, all of them was spiritually nourishing in its own right, but I am so looking forward to welcoming you all back into the building!
Watch for exciting plans during May. We have a Mother’s Day Service, a Confirmation Service and Memorial Day Service. We will attempt to do some outdoor worship allowing for spacing, no masks and maybe some singing!
Be safe and continue to do what you do so well!
BE THE CHURCH!