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Sunday Worship Service with Pastor Vicki 11-29-2020

 

 

We hope this message finds you safe and healthy. We are writing to inform you that we are going to suspend “in person” service beginning this Sunday, Nov. 22nd and we will be doing online service only. Both the United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church have recommended that we do not meet in person.

Governor Reynolds has asked groups of over 15 to not meet in the next few weeks. We have been in ongoing communication with Pastor Vicki on this decision.

The Ad. Board has voted to suspend “in person” service on November 22nd & 29th and December 6th.

The administrative board will continue to monitor the situation and will make decisions based on the information available at that time.

NOTE FROM JANICE

Hello!

“May you live in interesting times.” So goes a familiar saying, and whether it is a blessing or a curse to live in interesting times….well, the jury is still out on that one.

Because of the huge surge in CoVid cases here in Iowa, our Administrative Board has voted to suspend in-person worship for a while, beginning this Sunday. I believe we must do that, and I support that decision, though I know it was a very hard one. Iowa is one of the top hot spots for CoVid-19, not just nationally but globally. Gov. Reynolds has issued more restrictions. Both of our denominations strongly urge their churches not to meet in person. So we return this week to on-line worship.

I strongly support that decision, but that doesn’t mean I like it. Speaking to a screen is not fun for me.. And to make it worse, this is my last Sunday with you. I will end my ministry with you without our sharing smiles or kind words or memories (not to mention hugs). Sunday is Thanksgiving Sunday, and the service will be built around these two years we have ministered together. There will be words of thanks and of blessing. But though I can offer my good-byes and my blessings to you during the service, you cannot respond to me. That’s why I invite you, if you wish, to write or email me (contact information below).

Even as I write this, an email from one of you just came in. You wrote, “We will not treat this as goodbye, but instead see you later.” That brought tears to my eyes, and a renewed strength to my spirit. CoVid -19 has turned our world upside down; we can’t expect to be immune from the unwanted changes it brings. This is hard for all of us, in so many ways, but friends, we can do hard.

Within our congregation there are different opinions about issues related to the corona virus. That doesn’t surprise me. What I pray as I leave you is that you will live peacefully and respectfully amid those differences. Our nation is suffering from so much divisiveness these days, but we live by a different standard. We are committed to love. Please don’t forget that.

I have lots of loving things to say to you, and I’ll do that Sunday. Here I just want to tell you of this change and urge you to join us for worship at 10:15 am, or tune in later via our website, Facebook or YouTube. Next week begins the season of Advent, and you will be welcoming Pastor Vicki. Know that I will be holding you in my heart and my prayers. God bless you.

Janice

revjanicejeanspringer@gmail.com

1025 South Hill Drive Waterloo, IA 5070

 

Sunday Worship Service with Pastor Vicki 11-29-2020

 

Worship Service with Pastor Janice 11-22-2020

 
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Winthrop, Iowa 50682
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