We are starting a new sermon series this Sunday called "The Devil Made Me Do It" and it is based off of material from C.S. Lewis writings entitled "The Screwtape Letters". It is going to look at the ways Satan and his minions try to push us away from God and faith in Jesus Christ. It promises to be a very eye opening series that will last through the end of July. We will end the service with a Memorial Day Tribute that will include taps and the playing of Amazing Grace on Bagpipes from the carillon bells. It promises to be an exciting day of worship.
We are following the same rules as many public places which means that if you are fully vaccinated you are allowed to remove your masks both in worship and the entire building. Please let us be mindful that for some they are still being very cautious and might want space and might continue to wear a mask for some time even after begin vaccinated. I know it should not have to be stated, but I want to state, that we should embrace each person and where they are at on their mask and vaccination journey. These choices are very personal for each person and they have a reason for the choices they are making. We have tried to embrace each person and where they are at as we have journeyed together dealing with COVID. That means that some do not feel comfortable joining us in the church building yet for services and that is ok. As a matter of fact I hope we find ways to reach out and connect with those that are not yet journeying back into the church space.
For those that still can't safely come out we will try to bring you the best quality we can over the internet. We understand that some are not able to join us yet but we look forward to the day when your COVID journey will allow you to enter the church building again.
Attached is the bulletin for this week. We are no longer going to require people to sign in BUT the greeters and the bulletins will continue to be in the parlor after you pass the second doorway. We are not yet passing offering plates so the wooden boxes are available to put your offering in. Of course those at home can give online, use text to give, or mail in the offering to church. In addition, we will be collecting prayers in the prayer box on the table in the parlor. Also, if you have announcement that need to be shared please write them down and give them to me before the service. This will be an ongoing practice for prayers and announcements to help ensure that they are heard and understood by all.
It is always a joy to worship together. So please invite others to be part of worship with us this Sunday.