Weekly View From Da Pews
August 06, 2021
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
By Helen Keller
Covid-Covid-Covid! I am so tired of you!
First, the worship team has decided to cancel the picnic. They unanimously agreed that we don’t know how to do it safely. We did consider doing two services – one that is worship alone and one that was worship with the meal – but the meal itself didn’t feel safe. We will do worship as usual this Sunday. This coming week the church council will meet on Thursday and we will discuss and finalize how we will go forward with worship and activities at church. We may have to go back to what we were doing earlier this summer. I know this will be a big disappointment to many as it seems we are going backwards, however we will make decisions based on facts and with regard to the safety of all concerned. Watch for my message next Friday with information from the church council.
The habitat build is moving right along. The walls are up and being prepped for the roof trusses. They should arrive on site this coming Monday and we will start to put them in place on Wednesday. This requires a large crew to man handle the trusses, so if you are available this next week, we could use your help.
The Youth and Family committee are hosting a “Brat Fry” this Saturday in Lodi at the Lodi Meat Locker. They are raising funds for the Lutheran Youth Gathering in Minnesota that will be held next summer. Two weeks ago they did the same thing and earned almost six hundred dollars. Someone from our congregation matched that amount and gave their efforts a huge boast. Perhaps someone or a group of you could do the same this week?? Please make it a point to stop and enjoy a brat or two this Saturday and show the kids that we support their efforts.
This will be a short message this week. I am needed at the house build.
I pray for guidance for the church council during this difficult time. I pray that we will all be safe and stay healthy. I pray that those who are not vaccinated will change their minds. I pray for the peace and understanding that comes from GOD.
William, a Disciple of Christ
Christianity, in its purest form, is nothing more than seeing Jesus.
Christian service, in its purest form, is nothing more than imitating Him who we see.
To see His Majesty and to imitate Him, that is the sum of Christianity!