This Sunday, July 5, we will move back to one worship service at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. Due to the volatile nature of this virus and the things we are doing to keep everyone as safe as possible, we may need to move back to two services any given Sunday to create space. For now, one will do fine. Speaking of fine, thank you to all who are sheltering at home and worshiping with us on Facebook or YouTube. Many blessings upon you. Pray!
This Sunday we will find out that the Pastor Search Team has finished their mission of finding my replacement as Senior Pastor. As you may remember, I gave notice almost two and a half years ago that I would be retiring at the end of September 2020. I also asked for my replacement to be named and on site before I leave to help with the transition. The Pastor Search Team will reveal Sunday, during worship, the person’s name, and the fact that our congregation will be hearing this person preach on Sunday, July 19. Come if you can and, if not, you can continue to watch it as you are, remotely. We will take a secret ballot vote for those present that day and it can be turned in as you leave. Due to the COVID-19 virus, we have changed the normal way (as we have everything else) of voting. Every member present for the worship service can have one vote. Voting will be open until Friday noon, July 24. This gives time for all to vote. Those present in worship that Sunday will vote by ballot and turn it in. We are trying to see if we can also have an online vote on our website, but as of this writing, it is not in place. You may also call the office and register your vote. If the phone goes to voice mail, leave your name and your vote of YES or NO. You may also send in your vote by mail or email. Just make sure it gets here before Friday noon. We are doing our best to give everyone, during this difficult time, a chance to be a part of this most important vote. If this person is accepted, they will start on August 1 and that gives us two months together. This person will be Senior Pastor-Elect until October 1, when the title becomes Senior Pastor. Pray for this family and for our church family during this time of deliberation and transition.
Thank you for your continued contributions to the church. Thank you so much for your caring and for your commitment to Christ and the Church.
Come to our campus for worship or join us on Facebook or YouTube for Sunday Worship. This Sunday I will be speaking from Colossians 3:12-17, CLOTHE YOURSELVES WITH…..