By my count, 7 UniLuers have now recived both doses of the Covid 19 Vaccine while another 33 have received their first dose. This is wonderfully hopeful news! If you don’t think I have you counted, please let me know, 843-304-5664 or

However, not a but, but a however, there are still unanswered questions (to my knowledge, please correct me if I’m wrong!) Of most importance to me is, “Can someone still inadvertently and asymptomatically transmit the virus after being vaccinated?”

Our “Planning to Return to Worship” Task Force will meet again tomorrow. From the start we’ve said we are going to take both our Faith and Science seriously. I haven’t spoken with anyone who doesn’t WANT to come back to worship. The questions are “When” and “How” we can do it in the safest way possible.

What I can say is that on Ash Wednesday, two weeks from today, we’ll offer drive up ashes just as we’ve offered the First Sunday of the Month drive up Holy Communion (next one is this Sunday, February 7). We’ll all wear masks and I’ll draw a cross of ashes on foreheads while saying the words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” What I can say is Pastor Josh and I are planning on offering online Thursday evening services during Lent. What I can say is that our congregation continues to be active in ministry as you are salt and light for the world.

God’s peace & hope,

Pastor Jon