April 16, 2020
We have celebrated Easter, each in our own unique way this year. For Jenny and me, besides worshipping virtually, we had dinner with our granddaughter in Maryland along with her other grandparents from Texas. Virtual dinner together spanning the continent is one of the upsides of what this time of forced isolation has brought us.
Marian and I continue to be in the office weekday mornings to answer your calls. I want to thank all of you who have sent in your checks to support our church. We deposited a large sum this week so thank you for your faithfulness.
We did reach out to our food bank to see how things are going there. At the present time, they cannot accept any food donations so they are having to purchase everything. Everyone who comes to them then gets a bag with the exact same items. The volume is up and so this is depleting their cash reserves. If you have a little extra and wish to help out our community in a tangible way you can send a check to the food bank (Sequim Food Bank, P.O. Box 1453, Sequim, WA 98382) or add a bit to the next check you send to the church and let us know what it is for and we will pass it along. The missions team is sending extra funds, from their budget, to help at this time in our name.
I want to pass along a joy: Mickey Dickey will be turning 100 on May 9th! Because of COVID-19, they have had to cancel the party to celebrate this important milestone. Mickey enjoys getting cards or letters. Would you take a few moments this coming week to drop her a line or a card, if you have some around your house? Don’t go and buy one! It isn’t as good as a party or a hug, but it will let her know we are celebrating with her. This has been a tough year for Mickey, health-wise, so this would go a long way to brightening her day.
Here are a few prayer concerns:
- Those facing surgery or needing to go to the hospital at this time.
- Those dealing with the stress of long term forced isolation.
- 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 all he has to do in this time of transition.
Even though you can’t be with those having birthdays this week, sending emails or making phone calls are appreciated.
One of the questions I continue to get asked is when will we be able to have church? I wish I knew the answer. We will have a little better sense of what the future may look like in a week or two. Until then, stay home and stay safe.
Call or email if you have questions, needs or just want to talk.
In Christian Love,
Please Note: May-June Upper Rooms will be available next week in a box outside the church door. If interested, you may stop by and pick one up during the office hours of 9 to 1 pm.