OK, let’s try this again!
This Sunday, September 13 I will be serving drive up Holy Communion from 10:30 – 11 AM in the upper parking lot. We will then move to the first Sunday of the month for successive months. My apologies for the late notice of postponement of last week’s planned distribution and thank you for your understanding.
This morning I was reflecting back that our last in person worship was held March 15, 2020. So this coming Sunday marks six months. To say we miss gathering together for corporate worship would be an understatement. When I enter the sanctuary, with the cross deliberately still draped from Lent, I get choked up. “How long, O Lord?” is my lament.
I am very grateful that you’ve been so understanding towards Pastor Josh and me. Nationally, some of our pastoral peers have been pressured to go against their consciences and the best prevailing science and have gathered for indoor worship. Some have dodged bullets, while others are living with remorse. There are physical spaces and community makeups where that is a safe practice. We are not yet there.
Like all of you, we yearn to get to the time and place when we can safely visit distant family or simply relax in a restaurant filled with conversation and laughter or be thrilled by a stadium full of fans. Till then, thank you for wearing a mask when around others. Continue with the good hand washing. Be physically distanced whenever possible. Express gratitude and give monetary tips when being served by others. Enjoy the outdoors when you can. Extend grace to your neighbor, and extend that grace to yourself as well.
God’s peace, hope & love,
We are looking forward to serving anyone who wishes to receive. Please note, we will also continue offering Holy Communion as part of every Sunday’s worship service, including the first Sunday of the month.
Logistics: Please enter the upper lot off Sloan Street as you normally would. Continue through the lot so you can then move adjacent and parallel to the curb closest to the sanctuary. If you are first in line, or when the space becomes available, pull up adjacent to the Narthex entry doors and remain in your car. Please turn off the car engine. I’m reasonably quick, but the alb might slow me down enough if you were to accidentally hit drive. Please wear masks as both Pastor Josh & I will too. Pastor Josh or I will present the elements of bread and wine or grape juice to each person in the vehicle. Please take the plastic cups home to dispose of them. One last note, we will be serving regardless of the weather; rain or shine.
As awkward and technical as this sounds in my head as I write this, we are confident that the Holy Spirit will be present and it will be nice to see a bunch of smiling eyes. If you have any questions before Sunday, please contact either me or Pastor Josh.