As we complete our second week of quarantine, and as we cancel public gatherings for worship for the second week in a row, we found this introduction to the readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent particularly poignant: “The Bible readings this coming Sunday are for everyone who feels half dead, for everyone who sees death everywhere, as well as for everyone who is afraid to even think about death.”
Even though the building and office is closed through at least April 7th, the Church, the living people of faith, remains open! Online worship, bible study, and fellowship opportunities are offered throughout the week. Calls are being made, cards are being sent, and medicine and supplies are being delivered to our seniors and others who must stay at home.
Pastoral care continues and we encourage you to contact us if you are home and need food, medicine, or other essential supplies, or just want to talk and pray. We are here for you. Volunteer opportunities abound for those looking to donate gifts of money, time, and supplies to respond to those in need in the community. In these and other ways, the Church with its members scattered and in exile is open and alive, worshiping, singing, praying, witnessing, and serving those in need.
Please take a moment to read these announcements. Be heartened and encouraged to see the ways the Holy Spirit is breathing life among the people of God. Again, please contact us if we can be of any assistance.
Yours in Christ,
Nathan Pipho, Pastor
Cell: 617-388-5636. Email: email@example.com
Mark Mummert, Cantor
Cell: 713-256-5980 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jena Hill, Minister of Youth, Families, and Outreach
Cell:978.549.9079 Email: email@example.com