To be honest…
…it is no fun presiding at worship wearing a face mask and a shield.
…it is no fun not singing.
…it is no fun waving across the aisle at the sharing of the peace.
…and it is really no fun not having coffee after worship.
…it is faithful to care for our neighbors.
…it is faithful to protect our neighbors.
…it is faithful to use the precautions that are proven effective.
…it is faithful to be a community at worship, no matter the
The church and these health precautions are gifts from God to help us maintain community and, also honestly, to keep people alive. As we continue to worship in person and online, we will continue to use these gifts, in thanksgiving to God, with whom we are connected forever.
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).
Clifton D. Eshbach