Dear Siblings in Christ,
A week ago, Friday, I noticed my first sighting of robins! Excitement filled my heart
that the season of Spring is at our door, and yet, a few seconds later I’m wondering
about what lies ahead for us as a faith community as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps
across our country. A chill quickens in my heart, it feels more like we are now entering
a season of winter as we enter anxious and uncertain times.
In difficult situations there are always new opportunities. Our lives are still real as before. In this unprecedented time that we find ourselves in, we will find new ways of being the church, what was has now been put on hold. At this time we no longer will be having worship, fellowship after worship, any congregational activities, coffee at Burdey’s Cafe or Stumpy’s Restaurant, and shopping sprees to buy quilt material, and the list goes on. However, we will find different ways of expressing ourselves because our connections transcend space and time.
It is important that we all stay connected through the telephone, emails, FaceTime, Facebook, YouTube, letter writing, Zoom, etc. Next week you will be receiving a Facebook or YouTube words of encouragement from me. For now take all the measures to protect yourself and neighbor from COVID-19 through social distancing. Be safe. Be Courageous. Be Compassionate. I hold all of you in my prayers!
Psalm 46:10 is one of my favorite verses from the Hebrew Scriptures. It brings comfort to my soul to meditate on this verse and remember we are not alone God is with us.
In Christ’s love.