January 20th Newsletter
The eyes of our nation are on Washington, DC, today for the transfer of presidential power in a most unsettled and unusual moment in history. We pray for the safety of all involved in today’s ceremonies, for the wisdom of new leaders in all branches of government, and for a renewed commitment on the part of our nation toward our highest ideals.
Closer to home, I want to say a word of gratitude to Tiffani Harris, Dennis Tucker, and Brett Gibson who each preached masterfully these last three Sundays. I’m reminded yet again of the giftedness of this congregation. I’ll be back in the pulpit this Sunday wishing you all were back in the sanctuary with me. Until that day comes, let us continue to pray for and with one another. On the All-Church Zoom Meeting January 31st at 5:30 pm, among other items of church interest, we’ll discuss worship plans for the spring and the DaySpring Chart for 2021.
Finally, a word about church life. I want to ask something of each of you. I want to ask you to find at least one way to connect with the church from now through the end of the pandemic. We need one another now more than ever. Here are some ways the connective tissue of the church holds together even in pandemic:
- help lead worship by volunteering ( )
- take part in a Sunday morning class for children, youth, or adults, or join a Life Together Group ( )
- take part in a Wednesday prayer: morning contemplative prayer in the chapel or evening prayers on zoom
- sign up on the Chart which will begin in a couple weeks (more information soon)
- come to a workday or retreat day (more information soon)
- serve as a Care Partner for a senior adult
- leave an encouraging note on the chalkboard outside the sanctuary
These are a few and there are many other ways of connecting with one another. You are doing so well, church. You really are. And you may not know how much your presence has an impact on people around you who are hurting, lonely, discouraged. You’re a light in the world, reflecting the True Light of Christ. I’m humbled to serve as your pastor in these days and eager to worship with you again this Sunday.
For more news and announcements, click HERE for the January 20th newsletter.