Dear <<First Name>>,
It has been a fraught week around the world. COVID-19 is on the rise, the US election remains tense and undecided, the UK has returned to strict lockdown measures, and hurricanes and typhoons have hit hard in Nicaragua and the Philippines. We need God's presence. We need one another.
Unfortunately, the newest lockdown measures require that we suspend all in-person worship services for the duration.
However, we are not cut off from God, nor from one another. We have learned how to connect and worship online, and all of that will continue. We have been hearing about resurrection resilience, and that theme abides, even as we mark Remembrance Sunday this weekend.
Last Sunday, our choir gathered for the first time since March. It was bittersweet: full of joy at singing at last, full of sorrow knowing it would only be for one Sunday. However, just that one glimpse of music together brought our sanctuary to life, and worked in the hearts of all those gathered. It was something we used to take for granted, but now savoured. One small taste of it felt like enough to sustain us through the coming month.
If you weren't there on Sunday, you did not miss out--as they made some recordings and those will be shared starting this week in our online services. I pray that they offer you a ray of hope and a reminder of resurrection resilience.
Please note the revised Sunday schedule during lockdown. Bible Study at 9:45, Worship premiers at 11:00, Virtual Fellowship at 11:45.