November 5, 2021

This coming Sunday will be a special day in the life of our church.  For the past year and a half as all of us have struggled through the Pandemic and tried to maintain social distance, we have had to meet at two different times for worship.  I’m thankful we could at least meet for worship, but I know that all of us have missed being together as a whole body.  We have all felt like something was missing.  Well, this coming Sunday, all of that will change.  The Session has decided that it is time for us to return to one service and so we will revert back to our traditional times for CGC and Worship.  We will have our Christian Growth Classes at 9:30 am and then our worship service at 10:45 am.  I hope you are as excited as David and I are about this.  It’s going to be so much fun having everyone together again – seeing people that you may not have seen in a while – and then worshiping our great God and Savior together.

Let me encourage you to do a few things as we prepare to come together Sunday.  First of all, when you arrive, grab your nametag and wear it so everyone knows who you are.  Secondly, if you see someone you don’t know – and I’m sure that will happen – be sure and reach out to them by introducing yourself.  We’ve had quite a few new people begin worshiping with us, so don’t be timid.  Introduce yourself and get to know them. Thirdly, because Covid is still lingering around, if you or your children get sick or even display some mild symptoms, please don’t come to church and take the chance of exposing others to what could possibly be Covid.  For the health and wellbeing of the body, stay home and enjoy worshiping with us online. 

As our two services come to an end, I want to say a special thanks to a number of people who have diligently and faithfully served this body through this trying time.  I’m not going to name names because I’m afraid I would leave someone out.  But I do want to recognize the Worship Team and all the men and women who have made some pretty significant sacrifices so that we could have two services.  They have arrived at church each Sunday around 7:30 am and then stayed through the second service.  Talk about a long day!  But never once did I hear a complaint from anyone about having to spend so much time doing this.  And the same goes for the men who have operated the A/V booth.  They have been amazing!  There are others like Mark Buford who have faithfully served behind the scenes.  Almost every Sunday when I come to church, Mark is out front blowing off the sidewalk so it’s not so messy.  You might not think that a clean porch is that important – but these small things make a big difference!  So a big, big thank-you to the men and women who out of love for Christ and His church tirelessly serve His people.  See you Sunday!!

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