Good Friday morning. I am writing later this morning as I had important work to do! Last night the council voted to open the church for worship beginning September 27th. Praise God! I am very happy and excited to be back in our sanctuary to worship. Parking lot broadcast and FaceBook services will continue so everyone will have a choice. Lots more information will be coming soon.

Paul’s words are very pertinent to today’s news!

Romans 8:18-25

18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; 20 for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; 23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

We have had patience, but getting back into our sanctuary is an answer to prayer.

Blessings on your day,

Pastor Sue