Are We There Yet?
Remember when you were a child, and your parents took you on vacation? The car was packed to the gills, and you and your siblings were practically sitting on top of each other (because most of us did not wear seatbelts back then).
Those were the days…or so we thought. No sooner had your father pulled out of the driveway when you and your brothers and sisters started chanting, “Are we there yet?” “Are we there yet?”
That was a familiar refrain back then, and still is today. Many of us are wondering (and possibly even chanting), “Are we there yet?” when it comes to opening the church and worshiping together.
The immediate response to that question is, “Not yet,” but we are getting closer — much closer. While I don’t have a date yet, I do believe that we will be able to gather soon based on the Governor’s further loosening of restrictions and the conference’s updated guidelines, both of which were released yesterday. Our future worship experience will not be exactly as it was. We will need to continue practicing social distancing, and we won’t be able to hug or shake hands, even though we would love to do so, but the most important thing is that we will be together.
As we plan to reconvene, rest assured that we will do everything possible to provide for your health and safety while trying to make our service as familiar and comforting as possible. Stay tuned! We will have more information coming soon.
In the meantime, please worship with us through our video services, which will continue at least through May 31st, and please feel free to share that link with others, both in and out of the church.
Finally, I wish to take this opportunity to salute our veterans. Although we will not be together on Memorial Day weekend, we will never forget your service. Because of you, we enjoy so many freedoms, the most important of which is our freedom to worship.
Until we meet again, Be Blessed — Pastor John