From the Pastor’s Heart
In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while,
He will restore, support and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. (1 Peter 5:10 NLT)
We have not experienced persecution for our faith, as did those to whom Peter wrote. We have not yet resisted unto blood,
striving against sin. (Hebrews 12:4 KJV) But on a much smaller scale, we have been through a tough time. In keeping with
CDC guidelines and government mandates, we have worn masks, practiced social distancing and frequently scrubbed our hands.
An atmosphere of loneliness, anxiety and uncertainty have clouded our days.
The last year has been challenging and frustrating. Sometimes we wondered when life would get back to “normal.” Now, at last,
It’s beginning to feel like we’re turning the corner on COVID-19. As of May 28th, all restrictions will be lifted, except social distancing
and mask-wearing for people who have not been vaccinated.
So we’ll gradually reintroduce “normalcy” in the church schedule. Beginning the first Sunday in June, worship bulletins will be available.
Pew cushions will be replaced. Bibles and hymnals will be available. We’ll have coffee and donuts at 10 a.m. each Sunday.
Beginning July 14th, we’ll gather for prayer and Bible study at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday.
Eventually, perhaps beginning in August, we’ll enjoy dinner together on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Our purpose will remain the same—to worship and serve God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Our goal will stay the same—
to glorify God “in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever” (Ephesians 3:21 NLT).