Dear people of Grace,
Greetings to you! As I write this note, Lisa is preparing our bulletins for this Sunday – both of them. One for our new Contemporary Worship Service, at 9am, and one for our Traditional Worship Service, at 11am. The Worship & Music Committee, our Congregational Council, and – I know – many of you, are excited that we are able to resume having multiple services. We look forward to seeing many of you in church on Sunday, and we can’t wait to welcome you.
In the midst of all this joy, however, we have to be mindful of God’s call that we love our neighbor. And the reality is that, despite all our progress forward against COVID-19, we are facing a new concern with the Delta variant. According to Center for Disease Control (CDC), it is leading to an increasing number of infections, especially among the young and unvaccinated, but at times, even breaking through and infecting those who are fully vaccinated. For the benefit of all who worship here, we need to address this reality.
Therefore, at the urging of CDC, we are strongly encouraging everyone who comes to worship and participates in our Fellowship time, to wear a mask when indoors, even if you have been fully vaccinated. As it was before, this is for the safety and well-being of all those who worship with us in this community of faith. We are bound together as the family of God, and we show our love for one another by our actions. Please, bring and wear a mask. As always, we will have masks available at the church if you need one.
For now, we will continue to prayerfully move forward as planned. We are worshiping together. We are sharing the meal. We are gathering in fellowship. We are back to two services. So many positive steps toward what is familiar. Help us continue to make these strides ahead by wearing your mask while you’re at Grace. Thank you!
Pastor Jenn Kopacz
Buddy Dewar, Congregational Council President
Leslie Heffner, Music Program Coordinator