"Keeping it Going"
Each Sunday we open the garden for our "Eat Together Time" which during the pandemic is a grab & go style meal. Last Sunday when church member and I were in the garden, a young couple came by the gates. They looked inside with smiling eyes and the man exclaimed "You're keeping it going!" He then went on to explain that they came in on 1st Thursdays and had always enjoyed the garden before.They were genuinely happy to see that among all the things that had changed during the pandemic, the garden remained. We have all learned not to take things for granted during this pandemic. As we celebrate a decline in cases, and lower numbers of hospitalized individuals we also know that this current case-count decline is not guaranteed to last. Part of surviving something new and different requires stamina. You have to be willing to keep going in spite of challenges and obstacles. In order to keep being and doing church during a deadly pandemic you have to adapt. This Sunday we are studying Isaiah 40 and the 1st chapter of the Gospel of Mark continuing to follow Jesus' early ministry. The 40th chapter of Isaiah holds the familiar "God does not faint or grow weary...God gives power to the faint and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." As we keep it going and wait for the Lord, let us continue to run and not grow weary. All are welcome to join us at 3pm on Sunday for worship on zoom (details below).