Updated: Dec 4, 2020
I'm sure you’ve all received the email from the church office concerning the session's decision to keep worship services online only through April, for the well-being and health of our congregation. We will postpone the Good Friday Tenebrae cantata for the choir to sing next year, and I am working on finding Easter music that we can put together easily for when we all get back together (as the email states, whichever Sunday that is, it will be Easter all over again!). I know this is the right thing to do. Even so, my heart is heavy.
I already miss seeing you in person and making music with you, but happily anticipate the day when we are able to worship together in person. Between now and then, I urge you to continue to stay safe, stay home as much as possible, and be encouraged that this crisis is temporary. God is still on the throne! Church is not about the building or being together physically, but about maintaining community, connection, and faith. We can do that anywhere. I’m trying not to think of this as “social distance,” but as “compassionate space.”
My prayer is that we can experience this time as a “recharge,” and come back closer than ever. May the peace of Christ be with you all!
“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, so that those who love your name may exult in you.” -Psalm 5:11, NRSV
By Tim Redding, Music Director/Worship Coordinator