As I’ve often shared with you, our approach toward times of corporate worship has been to provide opportunities that are faithful to our biblical and theological convictions while also being responsible in the way that we go about gathering together during a time of pandemic. To facilitate this, we’ve had times of worship indoors, outdoors, and online over the past months.
In all of these, we have sought to come together with other believers to offer our songs and prayers to God, hear God’s Word given to us, and–when we are able–celebrate the sacramental signs and seals of God’s covenant (Baptism and Communion).
We recognize that the online service remains the best option for many people, and we encourage you to participate in that–especially if you are ill in any way, belong to an at-risk group, or are not comfortable attending an in-person service.
For those looking to attend an onsite worship service, we currently have an 11 am service in the sanctuary, and on February 7th we will resume our 5 pm service in Fellowship Hall. Like all onsite events, these will be masked and physically distanced times. The 5 pm service has always been ‘relaxed, reflective, and reverent’, and includes the same Scriptures, sermon, and prayers as the 11 am online and onsite services, just with a different musical style and setting.
It has been hard to not be able to gather together in the ways to which we are accustomed, and I know it can be easy to disengage because of that. As different (and even awkward) as it may be, however, I encourage you to join us as we worship, in whatever way is best for you, because worship is at the very heart of who we are as Christians. Online or onsite; morning or evening; gathered or scattered–let’s join with the psalmist in saying,
“I will bless the LORD at all times;his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the LORD;let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!”(Psalm 34:1-3)
I pray this finds you healthy and well, and look forward to seeing you again.
Grace and peace,