We will resume holding face-to-face worship services on Sunday, November 1, 2020.
Services will be conducted in the Miriam Ferrell Family Life Center.
As we resume public worship, please know that your elders on the Session have worked through a careful process of discussion and discernment, with an abundance of caution and concern for those who are most vulnerable, upon consideration of the best scientific knowledge at our disposal, in the spirit of constant prayer, and with full trust in the grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit.
As we return to face-to-face worship, we may make mistakes along the way. We may have to adjust our procedures and protocols if we find that there is a need. There will surely be awkward moments as we adjust to new protocols and practices. There will be times of frustration, disappointment, and grief. We will have countless opportunities to exercise the spiritual gifts of patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control.
But there will also be blessings. There will be wonderful surprises, great celebrations, and moments of deep satisfaction. We will get to see glimpses of the new thing God is doing, even now. We will have opportunities to savor the spiritual gifts of love, joy, peace, generosity, and faithfulness.
We will stream the in-person service via Zoom for those who choose to join worship on-line. Please do not feel pressured to attend in-person worship or to worship online. We ask that everyone prayerfully seek God’s guidance in determining how to join in worship.
Christian Friends, let us be faithful, then—to God and to one another—as we receive the gifts and work through the challenges of this time in the life of our congregation and world. Let us be guided by the Word, responsive to the Holy Spirit, and open to the grace of God. Let us remember that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus, not even the Coronavirus.