Good afternoon – and what a lovely afternoon it has been!
I will bet my bottom dollar that all of us know the rhyme – “Here’s the church, here’s the people, open the door – and here’s the people.” It was the first important lesson – the church puts Christ, then people (not buildings!) first. Sure it will be great to meet together in our sanctuary on Sunday mornings. It will be even better when we can meet without some members feeling at risk. Here is a verse we do not often read: “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in earnest prayer to God…so that by God’s will I may come to you wit joy.” (I Cor. 15: 30-32) Paul was miles away from the brothers and sisters he was writing. The church is based on relationships, not a structure. So, I repeat – the church is open.
Two services to view when Shaun sends to you tomorrow:
Grace, peace, and be safe in your place people!