In “Canoeing the Mountains,” by Tod Bolsinger, we read about adaptive leadership. Explorers Lewis and Clark were seeking a waterway from the east to the Pacific Ocean, journeying by canoe. What they discovered instead was The Rocky Mountains. They needed to leave their canoes behind to find new navigational tools for the days ahead.
The Coronavirus has forced all of us to adapt. It has been a beautiful thing to watch our church family continue to care for one another and our community during this season of social distancing. Rev. Kate Smith and over 80 servant volunteers from both the church and community have given away 1300 bagged lunches to children and families in need. Family Ministries and our preschool staff are posting creative online resources. Diane Weaver and servant volunteers are organizing a phone caring ministry. Please contact Diane if you would like to serve. Small groups of musicians have stepped forward to lead worship. Sunday School members are connecting through Zoom meetings. People are remembering the church with their offerings and attendance, worshipping online and giving their offerings electronically. Thank you for your faithful prayers, online worship attendance, and financial support; they are life-giving.
You are invited to join us for Holy Week 2020:
Palm Sunday, April 5, online worship at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
(Maundy Thursday Worship with Communion will not be observed this year)
Good Friday, April 10, online worship at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 12, online worship at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Thank you in advance, for continuing to support the work of the Church. Now more than ever, keeping our membership vows makes a huge difference! Let us continue to lift up Christ through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
Remember friends: God does make all things new! This storm will pass. This Holy Week we will remember The Passion and Death of Christ and celebrate His Resurrection. May God bless you this Holy Week; you remain in our prayers.
Joy in our Risen Lord,