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Dear Friends,

I hope that you have been enjoying our worship experiences these past few weeks. We have a tremendously talented team of staff and volunteers who have put in such creative work to help us “gather” virtually. It’s also great to see our members who have made special guest appearances!

In keeping with our Governor’s recommendations, we’ll continue to gather online until further notice. I know it is difficult to not be physically together. But please remember what I asked us all to consider, all the way back on March 16. In Micah 6:8, the Lord calls us to “Do Justice, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly.” That’s what we’ve been doing these past 6 weeks. We’ve been doing justice for our healthcare workers and those who are sick by staying home. We’ve been loving mercy by continuing to give generously, providing for those in need, and praying for one another. And we’ve been walking humbly, as we’ve learned knew ways of being church in the midst of this pandemic. 

This is not forever, but sometimes it can feel like it. Whenever I get discouraged, I remember the words of the apostle Paul in Roman 8:18,
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

Keep up the good work, and we will be together again soon!

Grace and Peace,