Worship This Sunday on the Meadow
This Sunday we begin worshipping together in person for the first time since March 8th. Our service to praise God and be sustained in the Word will be held out in the meadow to ensure the safety of those who gather. Per the recommendations of the CDC who continue to recommend caution for those who are vulnerable, or over 65, I ask that you make your own informed decisions whether to join us in person. Be assured that we will upload the service to our YouTube channel later in the day so you may always join us in worship.
For those who will be with us in the meadow, I want to share a few notes on the service. Socially distanced large circles are painted on the grass for each family, couple or individual to sit in. Please bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on. Families are encouraged to bring toys for their children to play with. The sound of happy children blended with the bird's songs will be a gift to us all. Please also wear your masks for the safety of others. Research has shown that singing can be a major contributor to the spread of COVID-19, so we won't be singing together at least for the next while. We will be greatly blessed with music as David will be on the piano accompanied with a soloist each Sunday. Service bulletins will be available (and hanging on a clothesline) for each person to take safely.
Tremendous thanks to the continued leadership of the vestry in exploring and considering many details these past months. Plus also deep gratitude to the re-opening team of Jonathan Wells, Holden Sibley, Skip Parker, and Nancy Cooper who have been thoughtfully making recommendations for the safety and health of our congregation and by extension all we meet and know.
As of now, the weather is looking to be lovely on Sunday. (If by chance the forecast is for rain, I will change the service to an indoor, streamed service for only worship leaders and will let you know by Saturday afternoon.) As I look to Sunday, I recall the verse from Psalm 122 :1 "I was glad when they said to me,“Let us go to the house of the Lord.” God-willing on Sunday we will be gathered in God's name again in person.
In hope and joy,