Sunday, May 24th
Dear Friends -
In John's gospel, Jesus looks to heaven and says "God, the hour has come: Glorify your Son so that your Son can glorify you." (John 17:1-2)
What does glory look like today? How can we spot it? Participate in it? Share it?
Join me on Sunday morning at 10 am (on Facebook Live) to find out.
May 21st, 2020 - COVI-19 Update
Dear Church Family –
As I’m sure you all know by now, this past Wednesday, Governor Tim Waltz announced that Minnesota’s “Stay Safe – Phase II” begins on June 1st. Although this phase begins to make it possible to open up some things, the recommendation for churches and faith-based organizations is to limit gatherings to 10 people or less.
Your Session met this week – and has met frequently and prayerfully through this crisis – to discuss what worshipping together might look like in the future. We are working hard to develop a plan that will enable us to open our building safely, when the time comes. We are still developing our plan (which includes removing pew cushions and asking folks to sit on the socially distant pew cushions remaining in the sanctuary – and not singing together) and we will keep you updated regularly.
Please know that even as we desire to be together to praise God in our beautiful sanctuary, we are also mindful of our call to care for those around us, especially the most vulnerable. At this time, caring for others means staying home on Sunday morning. We are choosing to shape our life together around our concern for the welfare of our neighbors – choosing to leave the 99 safely at home for the sake of the one, as it were.
So for the time being, we will continue worshipping online. Each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. I will be streaming on Facebook. Bulletins will be available on our website and as part of our weekly email. I will also continue to provide a “Daily Prayer and Devotional” each morning on Facebook at 10 a.m.
We will continue to provide updates as things develop. I’m looking forward to offering some form of Wednesday Bible Study – either in an online format or as a small group. More information will come soon.
Please know that I miss you. And I am grateful for you – for the grace and good humor you have shared with me. You all remind me of the truth in Romans 8:38-39. “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.”
Let us continue to be church together.