March 13, 2020
Dear Faith friends,
We have just received a recommendation from our Bishop, Paul Egensteiner, to cancel church activities including worship, confirmation, Sunday school, and Bible study through March 31. It is my hope and prayer that we might be able to resume worship on Sunday, April 5, Palm Sunday. We will try our best to keep you informed with our plans.
As I encouraged you earlier, please consider how you are nurturing your faith life through scripture study and prayer during this anxious time. Take advantage of the devotional booklet we are using for our stewardship program. At 10am for the next three Sundays, I will be livestreaming a service of the Word with a sermon on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/Czl0ixyVTeM. We will post the recorded video on our website to watch later as well.
Travis Bloom, our music director, is working on sharing some of his original compositions with us to nourish our souls with music. Our church office will remain open. I will strive to be checking in with you by phone in the coming weeks, and you are welcome to call me on my cell phone or at the church.
We have this opportunity to be creative in sustaining Christian community, when we are not able to be physically present with each other. A verse that has been coming to me as I watch the daily news is “Be still, and know that I am God” from Psalm 46. In our often busy and frenetic lives, we are being given an opportunity to slow down and know that God is still God.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or to one of our church council members with any questions or concerns.