Joy flows through our readings for Sunday ~ May 24th, as the Easter season comes to a close with a vivid reminder that this is a season of celebration. Christ is risen! This Sabbath, Christ ascends to heaven. Even so, the Risen Christ is in our very midst, for we are the body of Christ, the resurrection community, called to rejoice as a church family. In and outside of the Methodist Church building, we should be a sign of God's glory for all to see!
Lessons for May 24th:
John 17:1-11; Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10; I Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
As we near the time when we will be together again... we need to plan. If anyone feels ill in any way ~ they should not attend worship. Families should plan to worship together in the sanctuary with EVERYONE wearing a mask. It will be difficult, but we will have to refrain from human touch.
As I have mentioned before, we will need to have face masks on hand ~ IF you know how to make these... please do.
At the trustees' meeting last week, they voted on doing a major project, while we are not allowed to gather. Therefore, we need you to send your weekly pledge in to Karen - addressed to the church (10 Valley Street)... also, the May Mission is an extra gift to the church... please give!
Loving God, we would serve thy glory by singing thy praise. We would serve thy Word by attending to thy Holy Book. We would serve thy will by doing some act for thy peace... Amen.