See You Sunday!
It’s time to open the church doors! I say that with a mixture of excitement, happiness, relief, hesitancy and apprehension. We have, to the best of our ability, followed recommendations that seem to be adjusted regularly, science that seems to change weekly, statistics that are updated daily and a mixture of political and societal pressure that have further complicated matters. It’s been hard to keep up.
In the end, we’re moving forward cautiously, wisely and well. We’re following the plan our church board agreed upon a month ago: we’re reopening with excellence, and I’m so excited.
However, let’s be smart about this thing. Our drive has always been to love God and love others. Now, more than ever, loving others means being aware. Before you come back to an in-person worship service, please be aware of your level of health. If you have any of these symptoms, stay at home! If you do attend our worship services, recognize that hugging and handshakes may not be appropriate for all. It’s nothing personal. Always ask permission before going in for physical contact.
But, most importantly, come ready to gather as God’s people and, as we have sung in the past, “join with all nature in manifold witness to Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.” In our absence and isolation, God has remained faithful. I hope this Sunday we’ll let Him know that we know He’s been faithful.
I can’t wait to see you. I can’t wait to talk to you. Come early. Hang out. You’ll get to see our newly remodeled lobby and inner foyer. New carpet. Freshly painted walls. Comfy furniture. Updated décor. You’re going to love it.
So plan on joining us at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, either in person or live online. It has been a crazy, weird, unexpected journey, but God has remained faithful. And we have done more than just survive – we have emerged, in some ways, better than when we started.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28
I can’t wait to hear how God has worked some good in your life. See you Sunday!
‘til the storm passes by,