From Pastor Chad… an Update
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! Last week we listened to and explored the wonderful 23rd Psalm. It is a psalm that I hope has been reverberating in your mind, heart, and spirit all week long. In times such as this, we go to the Good Shepherd for strength, encouragement, and the restoration of our souls. Go with Christ beside the still waters and green pastures as often as you can!
Over the past few months it has been wonderful to have different ways of worshipping together. We have seen many come in-person to worship, some on the lawn, and many of you continue to worship online. We have also continued to serve our local kids and families weekend meals, Loaves and Fishes has started back up, the Smile Team and Care Team are active, and much ministry is happening behind the scenes amongst our Elders and leaders. We are still the church guided by and bound together by the power of the Holy Spirit! If you see a gap, need extra support, or want to serve…please reach out!
As we look ahead, I want to encourage everyone to remain patient and flexible. The virus numbers are increasing in our county again and our church leadership has taken note of it. The Gathering Team will be meeting this week to have conversation to decide on any adjustments that might need to be made. From the beginning we have sought to follow the best guidance from health officials and will continue to do so, while still trying our best to meet together. Obviously, this has been hard on everyone, but it is wonderful to be a part of a church who wants to be a part of the solution of stopping this disease and who cares enough about each other to keep each other safe. Loving God and Loving Neighbor in action!
Your continued love, support, and prayers is greatly needed and appreciated as we continue to navigate this. Please pray for your church leadership, healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and staff at our local schools, our youth and children…and so many more in need of your prayerful support!
Looking forward to being with you in worship (in one way or another) tomorrow and into this Fall season. God’s blessing and peace be with you!
Rev. Chad Delaney