Transfiguration Sunday and Ash Wednesday

Good day siblings in Christ,

This Sunday will mark the end of the Epiphany season with Transfiguration Sunday. We will be celebrating communion with both elements as we begin shifting back to a more pre-Covid feeling service. You may not have noticed, but we have been adding elements here and there to begin returning to what the service looked like prior to the Covid outbreak.

While many want to return to what once was, one of the difficulties we face is the losses due to Covid. The number of volunteers we had previously was a lot higher than we have now. Covid changed things, so we are looking for ways to give a feel to the service that is comfortable, but also recognizing there are many who have not yet returned to our service or may not return to our service. Things have changed and we, as a church, need to recognize this change.

We will have two guest musicians on Ash Wednesday on March 2 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m. This will allow Phill to take a nice and much-deserved break.

There will be no Bible study this Wednesday, as it is Ash Wednesday. The Wednesday study will resume on March 9 at 7:00 p.m. with a study on The Revelation of St John. I promise it will not be as scary as the book has been made throughout the years. The online Bible study of the Gospel of John is ongoing and continues with Chapter 4 this week.

Finally, we continue to pray for the people of the Ukraine. We have been praying in church throughout the last few weeks. We continue those prayers now as fighting has begun. Lord, have mercy.

Pastor Johnson