Due to rising COVID case counts we will be suspending in-person worship, temporarily. This Sunday we will go ahead with what we have planned: celebrating the Epiphany of the Lord by gathering in-person and on Zoom at 9:30 AM and 11:15 AM. The following Sunday, January 9, we will celebrate on Zoom at one service, 10:30 AM, as we have done in the past. The Eucharist will be celebrated at the church and the practice of Spiritual Communion will continue for those on Zoom. Musicians and clergy will be present in the church – leading us in worship – but readings and intercessions will return to those on Zoom. We hope, through this balanced approach, to hold on to some aspects of worship that we have recently gained – like celebrating the eucharist and seeing our sacred space – and returning to some practices that we have missed – like being together as one community and seeing one another’s faces as we read and pray from our zoom boxes.
We will continue to be responsive to new developments in the pandemic and we will adapt – as we have always done – with care and caution, so that we may continue to worship God and serve one another and our community.
Affectionately yours in Christ,
P.S. It is my custom to pray for every member of our community, before the new year dawns. I will be praying that peace and prosperity may find each of us in 2022 and that the spirit of the living God will keep us healthy and whole.