A Monday Morning check-in

Hello Brothers and Sisters!

Right now I’m sitting in my office at church.  Denise is down the hall in her office, doing all the things she normally does on Mondays.  But as I sit here, and as you read this wherever you are, we all know very little feels normal.

Yesterday we had what will likely be our last service together for several weeks.   Many, if not most churches were cancelled, and I was glad to see that many of our folks opted to stay home. But I was happy to be with you as well.   We have cancelled our Sunday and Wednesday night programs until further notice.  Our tech team is working to get online or streaming connections made.  The staff and leadership will be meeting to make specific plans for how we stay connected when we cannot meet.  We will be using every form of communication we can think of to stay in touch and to keep you updated.

But remember: This week our lent practice is  to feast on the knowledge that we are the beloved.  You can listen to the sermon on line for an explanation of that.  Truth is, it feels like everything has changed!  But this is what the Lord reminded me of this morning: it’s found on page 751 of your pew Bible.
Lamentations 3:22-23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,[a]
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

You know what I am going to be singing to myself now, don’t you.  That’s right: from the Blue hymnal, #78, Great Is Thy Faithfulness.  Hum it, sing it, listen to it on YouTube.  It was written by Christians going through extremely hard and uncertain times.  Like us.

I want to hear from you!  How are you feeling, how are you doing, what are you thinking about?  Call, email, or text.  Remember: The Lord is with you!

Talk to you soon,

Pastor Renee


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