Something new: outdoor service

Date: May 28, 2020

Dear Friends:

I hope you have been having a good week. We will have worship in the parking lot this Sunday at 10:00 am. It will happen even if it is raining! Here are the rules we must follow to have a service and because of them, this service might not be a good fit for you.

  • You are not allowed to get out of your cars.
  • If you need to roll down a window for air, only the driver side window can be used, as open windows have to be at least 6 feet apart.
  • You cannot run your car during the service and on a hot day with all but one window rolled up it could get hot!
  • The church and its bathrooms are not available.

If, even with these rules, you want to join us, we look forward to seeing you. We will have parking lot attendants to hand out a bulletin with the words to the hymns so you can sing along and they will help you get parked in the right direction. The service should last about 40 minutes.

We will not have a way to collect your offering at this worship service. We still ask that you mail it into the church and make sure to use our Post Office box 3697 instead of our street address.

We will continue our online services so you are invited to go to our website at www.sequimtumc.org for the video link to these services.

Thanks to all who supported our church plant sale. Through your generosity, we raised almost $700!

This week there has been some confusion about when we will open the church to worship. Even with the president declaring in-person worship an essential activity we follow the direction of our bishop who has decided that our churches remain closed, except for essential work, until at least mid-June. Marian or I will be in the office each weekday morning to take your calls.

Some 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