What a joy it is that we have a date to “hang our hats on” for when we will be returning to worship in person! Many thanks to both of our Leadership Teams, past and present, who have done so much work, including praying together, to reach this decision.
Our Bishop has encouraged us not to think of this as “things going back to the way they were.” We will gather on August 22 as changed people. We will gather in person and online.
Our Worship Team is looking at ways we worship together and considering some possible changes. For a few weeks, we will worship together before going back to two worship services. We will keep you posted on other decisions we are making as we go along.
For now, let us delight in the fact that we have a date before us! I pray that God will grant us open hearts and minds to the surprising and unexpected ways the Holy Spirit will call us to dance together!
Our choir practiced and recorded together in person this week. Since we were all vaccinated, we could all sing mask-less. We practiced “Precious Lord.” It was so wonderful to see Lauren in action as our leader – she is a fine conductor who encouraged and inspired us! We all spoke about how the words were so fitting for us after a year and a half of living with COVID.
Precious Lord, take my hand, Lead me on, let me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn.
Through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light,
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.
In Christ’s Love,