Brothers, Sisters, Siblings in Christ, The times we live in are ever changing. Just when we think we're headed in one direction, something changes and we're going in a completely different direction. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are nothing if not flexible, grace-filled and loving. You're church leadership acknowledges that none of us knows … Continue reading **IMPORTANT Notice!!
A month ago I wrote about taking baby steps as we move forward toward in person worship. Now, though I am cautious in my excitement, I am delighted to announce that we will begin in person worship on October 18th. We required a minimum number of volunteers to implement our re-open plan, and we have … Continue reading The Road Ahead
Good Evening, Church! Have you ever watched a child take those first steps? How exhilarating it is! We get so excited and want to have them practice doing it again and again. We want to show off what they can do...as if this was the first child to ever take a first step. But there … Continue reading Baby Steps!
What a rollercoaster ride our lives have become! When things began escalating around COVID-19 in March and we moved everything to online rather than in person, most of us expected it to last 2-4 weeks…6 weeks at the most. We all though, “we can do this. It won’t be long.” Like most pastors in the … Continue reading Life Is A Rollercoaster
Yes, I know. Some of you are hoping that I will just leave it alone. Others are wondering why I don’t speak out and question what has taken me so long. I don’t want to inject into an already escalating situation more divisive noise. If I say/write anything at all, I want it to be … Continue reading Here I Stand
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would agree to canceling worship in the sanctuary for even one Sunday, never mind 12 weeks (this Sunday will be 12 weeks). Remember the year not so long ago when we had a snow and ice storm on Christmas Eve? I was almost to … Continue reading Never in my wildest dreams…
New Covenant Family and Friends, We have now fully entered into the world of Zoom! What, you may ask is Zoom…It’s a way for us to meet together in a group where we can see and hear one another by computer, phone, or tablet. Pretty cool, huh. We are now back on track for our … Continue reading The World of Zoom
Beginning on Maundy Thursday through Easter are typically some of the busiest days in the life of the church. Each year we strive to provide experiences that will connect our congregation and guests to Go in a meaningful way. This year is no exception. We worshiped together on Maundy Thursday night via live stream and … Continue reading Preparing for Easter
Today I would like to bring everyone who doesn’t see the daily devotionals up-to-date…and a head start on information for those who do watch daily. We have been preparing specifically for Holy Communion focusing on the importance of remaining mindful of the holy mystery that is this meal. We will share in the Eucharist tonight … Continue reading Prepare for Maundy Thursday
We have finished another week of the stay-in-place order and the streets are much quieter. The grocery store frenzy seems to have settled slightly, though only slightly. It is still difficult to get such staple items as toilet paper, paper towels, some canned goods, some fresh foods, meat of all sorts, flour, sugar, and even … Continue reading And Onward We Go