Dear Grace Family: This Sunday’s message will be based upon six short verses of scripture, Matthew 10: 34-39. The passage includes Jesus’ saying that “whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” The message is entitled “The Promised Land and the Sword of Jesus.”
In our current environment, one way that we take up our cross is by doing things that may be uncomfortable for us so that others are safe. For this reason, we will wear masks when we attend church in person, and we will not have any singing. We will follow the best practices that our conference leadership and health experts recommend.
If you decide to attend worship in person this Sunday at 11, please follow all the guidelines that we have put in place. There are “bullet points” of things to remember at the end of this Gracevine message.
Most importantly, if you are in an at-risk category, we encourage you to stay home and worship online.
I hope you are able to celebrate the fathers in your life this father’s day weekend. If you do not have an earthly father to celebrate, please remember to celebrate our heavenly Father who loves us all more than any human being will ever love us.
God bless you! Pastor Steve Hart
P.S. Here are the things to remember this weekend:
-Bring your mask to worship and wear it -When exiting, exit as the ushers guide you, leaving space between people-Enter the sanctuary only through the center doors -Offering baskets will be available as you enter and exit -Sit where the ushers instruct you -IF YOU DO NOT FEEL WELL, PLEASE STAY HOME-Some pews will not be used to ensure social distancing -Please notify the church if you test positive for Covid after attending a service. Wear mask the entire time you are inside. Bring extra grace and patience as we work toward a new chapter of life together.