UPDATE FROM THE PASTOR; 7th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Dear friends in Christ,
I hope you’re all doing well, especially with the wind we got from that thunderstorm yesterday afternoon. There are a few things going on in the life of the church I’d like to highlight:
With the continuing decline in cases in our area, Church Council has voted to end required social distancing during worship and lift the cap on the number of attendees. We’re also making the sign in optional; if we already have your contact information, you don’t need to sign in. In the event of a positive COVID case, we’ll send an email to everyone on our email list. So, this coming Sunday you can sit wherever you’d like, but please continue to be mindful of people who would like to maintain distance. Masks are still required.
John S. is Turning 100!
Please join us this month as we celebrate the upcoming 100th birthday of our dear friend and long-time MCC member John! Let’s all take time to shower John with love and friendship by sending him special cards of greeting and well wishes. Feel free to share your warm memories of times spent with John over the years in church, with boy scouts, during cactus club events, and much more. John’s contact information is available in the church directory. Questions: contact Michele F.
Painting work is continuing at the barn. I’ve attached a shot of Bill hard at work today sanding things down to get the wall ready to be painted. Bob and Bill have even been doing some repair work where there’s been dry rot over the centuries this barn has been here. We’re really blessed that Bob and Bill have been able to use their skills this past year to make so much of our church buildings look their best.
Last night we had a beautiful sunset after the storm cleared. I’ve attached a few pictures of it. It reminds me if the first verse of Psalm 19: “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.”
I hope you all have a lovely week.