President's Message



He (Jesus) said to them "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all you soul, and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and most important command.  The second is like it:  Love your neighbor as yourself."

Matthew 22:37-39

October 2020

September 28, 2020

Happy Autumn! It’s hard to believe that we are still under a State of Emergency from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Council and our staff have worked together to keep our St. Paul’s Community together.


Although Zoom is not ideal, we have adapted to serve God virtually together rather than using another format, such as FaceTime Live or YouTube. Through ZOOM, we continue to have Thursday Evening and Sunday Morning Services. We also use ZOOM to attend Sunday School, Men’s Brotherhood, Women’s Group, Bible Study, Council, and Committee Meetings. Although ZOOM is not the only or even the best way to worship Council and our Pastors agree that it has allowed us to see and connect during the Pandemic.

Thank you to our Pastors and Council Members who worked together to get WiFi to the pavilion.  

We now offer a hybrid service for people who want an in-person experience but continue to have a ZOOM option for people who want to stay home.

A special thank you to Dave Riethmiller, who has used his time and talents to help Tom offer music selections for our 11 am Sunday Zoom Service. Our Worship and Music Committee continue to work together as we open the Sanctuary on Reformation Sunday, October 25th, for a hybrid, in-person, and ZOOM option service. We are creatively working together to bring music back to our services in a safe manner for all.


The Congregational Meeting is Sunday, November 8th, at 9:45, am with both an in-person and ZOOM option.


Thank you for your continued grace, love, and patience as we baby step our way through this year and Pandemic together.


Please feel free to reach out to Council or the Pastors for any concerns you may have.


 


Peace,

 

Julie Smith


President's Message

In the time of COVID-19