Additional Time to Receive Imposition of Ashes!

We will be offering drive up ashes from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM in the upper parking lot on Sloan Street (in addition to the 2:00 – 2:30 PM in the lower lot on N. Clemson Ave).

This came about by a household requesting a time that could accommodate people who are working. My apologies for not thinking that through the first time. There are also  baggies of ashes in the narthex if you’d like to pick some up for your own use.

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As today begins our Lent Season, how will you be observing this special time of reflection and preparation for Easter?  I mentioned last week I’m going to try to add something this year, versus give something up. Giving God thanks and being grateful for things great (a raucous house with joy filled grandkids) and small (the beauty of a flame transforming last year’s palms into this year’s ashes) will be my daily discipline.

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Our “Return to Worship Task Force” recommended to Council, and Council adopted the recommendation on Monday night 2/15/21, to continue with online only worship through March 21. Although this may be disappointing, I choose to think that the weather should be turning by then, more folks in the congregation will have received their second vaccination and completed the “post vaccination” waiting period, which is why the Task Force also recommended to Council, and Council adopted, requesting that the Worship and Music Committee begin planning for some outside worship opportunities.

I appreciate your patience and understanding. Judi Key, our organist and Director of Music Ministry, will be receiving her first dose of the vaccine on March 2, so things are looking up. As of now, clergy are still categorized in class 1C which looks like late spring/early summer for Pastor Josh & I to receive our vaccinations.

If you have questions or concerns, please call me at 843-304-5664 and we can have a conversation.

God’s peace & hope,

Pastor Jon