at the crossroads
Sundays @ 9:00 am
GROWING IN FAITH
July 11, 2020
This Sunday we are opening the sanctuary for those who wish to worship indoors. This will provide three options for worship, as we are continuing our “Drive-In” and Facebook services.
The new Indoor worship will feature the service projected on the screen. At the “Passing of the Peace” everyone will be invited to go outside so that we can be one church together, and celebrate Holy Communion together.
My hope is that everyone who worships indoors will choose seats that are safely distanced. I am not marking off pews at this time, trusting that people can decide for themselves what is safe and respectful of others. Doors will be propped open, windows opened for maximum airflow, and a table will have hand sanitizer and facemasks for anyone who wants to use them.
God has given us our brains, so that we might keep safe. God has given us our hearts, so that we might act in love.
Please remember, the Jefferson County Health Department recommends wearing masks when gathering indoors for reasons of health. Our Synod Bishop agrees, and adds that wearing a mask is an outward sign of love and respect for others who may be at greater risk than ourselves. For the time being, Bishop Rogness is also asking us to refrain from singing while indoors.
As your pastor, I’d like to remind everyone that each of the three ways we are offering for worship is meaningful and effective. No one way of worshipping is morally superior to any other. Through the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of God for us in Christ Jesus, we are one church family together. We are further united by the love and respect we show for one another.
Blessings and peace,
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