Some people are saying they can’t wait “to get back to things the way they were.” Bishop Mark is encouraging all of us to ask how going back will be different? How will the church have changed? What are ways that we can BE church in different ways? I know that some people are worshiping online with us, like my own mother!, and we don’t want to lose them! How can we make sure that they will have a place with us at Elim?
I can assure you that our Leadership Team is working hard on planning a way for us to worship in person, and to figure out how we can make our worship accessible to people online as well as in person. We are doing the research, listening to our county health regulations, talking with other churches and synagogues – all in order to be prepared, to keep us all as safe as we can, and to assure that those who don’t feel comfortable coming back can still find a way to worship God with us.
These are not easy times. (I guess that is the understatement of the year!) But I believe we will continue to be church together. And I hope we can keep these things in mind:
- God has been with Elim for almost a century. God’s promise to us is that God will continue to be with us on this journey, and to give us what we need while we’re on it.
- We need to be patient with our church leaders as they plan and prepare. We promise to keep you updated on our progress.
See you in worship,