From the Administrative Council & the Pastor

At the March meeting of the Administrative Council, church leaders discussed our worship service times and schedule. During the seasons of Advent and Lent, we moved to a unified worship schedule with one Sunday Morning Service at 10 a.m., and Sunday School at 8:50 a.m. In our discussion, we remarked on the benefits of one service including a spirit of togetherness, increased worship attendance, the choir’s presence and leadership, less demand on worship volunteers such as ushers and acolytes, and the gift of more children involved in worship and Sunday School. We also recognized drawbacks such as personal preference and potential confusion for visitors and members who may not know about the special seasonal worship schedule. Weighing these options before us, the Administrative Council agreed to extend our unified worship schedule through the summer months and to consider the possibility of moving to a unified worship schedule for the foreseeable future at our July meeting. This summer there will be one Sunday Morning Service at 10 a.m., with Sunday School at 8:50 a.m., for the months of May, June, July, and August.

In the coming months, I invite you to share your feedback with me. How have you seen God at work as we’ve come together as one body to worship each week? What potential drawbacks do you feel that I and other church leaders need to consider? Is there some personal impact to you and your family of which I may not be aware? I’d be very grateful to be in conversation with you, dear friends, as we continue to worship the Lord together and share God’s love with our neighbors.

Grace & Peace,
Pastor Amanda