Challenged to serve

May 7, 2020

Dear Friends:

Sunday is Mother’s Day and so I want to wish all of our mothers a most blessed day! I hope your families find a way to spoil you a bit because you are special and your love is an incredible gift to your families. 

We now have the governor’s guidelines for how we will slowly reopen our state after the long shut down. This has helped me to clarify when we will be able to do various things in the church. Until we get to Phase 3 things will not change much. It is hoped that this will happen mid-June.  At that time we will be allowed to have groups of 10 or less, so Bible Studies can start again and committees can meet. There will be new rules as to sanitizing spaces and keeping safe distances between people. We still are discussing whether we will open the kitchen at this time or wait until phase 4 before that happens. The one thing that is now allowed is “parking lot” church. We are working on acquiring the technology so we can do this well. Stay tuned for updates. It looks as if it will be July before we can worship in our sanctuary. When that will be and how we will do it are lively topics of discussion amongst the church leadership. The one thing we can positively say is that it will be different from the past. We also know that we will continue to have worship online for a long time to come as some of our members are in that medically fragile category and should not be in crowds until there is a vaccine. 

I want to thank all of you for so faithfully supporting the church. April’s offerings were amazing. We were able to pay all of our bills and even had a little surplus. Thank you for doing this. It means that Trinity will be able to re-open as rapidly as conditions warrant. 

Some prayers that we have this week:

First let us start with joys:

  • Pastor Brad and Dorothy have closed on a house here in Sequim

Concerns that we have:

  • Those who are needing to be at work and dealing with the public: first responders, health care workers, grocery store employees, and more.
  • For all those who are ill from the virus and for those families who have lost loved ones to the virus. 
  • For our new pastor Brad Beeman and his wife Dorothy at this time of transition.

Even though you can’t be with those having birthdays this week, sending emails or making phone calls are appreciated

Always feel free to contact me by email or at home. I care about you and am glad to hear from you. 

Hope you have had a great week.

Pastor Bill

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