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A Letter from the Pastor

 

Pastoral Letter for July 30, 2020
To the Original Congregational Church

Dear Friends,
Grace and Peace to you! We hope you are staying cool during this heat wave. Here at the OCC we have been enjoying weekly Sunday worship outside in the shade at 9:30am. We thank you for your cooperation which makes this possible. We thank you for masking, social distancing, using sanitizer, and respecting other’s space. During hot days please remember to bring your own water bottle.

Because we missed Easter earlier this year, we will be having Easter in August, this Sunday August 2nd. We will sing our favorite Easter hymns, have an Easter message, and share in a Prayer of Holy Communion, without using elements but our imagination! The Spirit provides the unity and the sacred words bring healing. Teddy has lovely music planned for the weeks ahead, take a look at his Spire note.

Also, we are happy to announce that on August 4, our dear friend Esther Cook will be celebrating her 98 birthday! Please take a moment to send her a birthday card. It will be great to hear from church friends she loves so much. Her address is within the Spire articles, page 10.

And, our Tuesday morning bible study class has been meeting on zoom every week at 10-11am. If you would be interested in joining us, please contact us and we will show you how to get online with us.

Lastly, we would like to offer an in-person out door church fellowship and devotional hour on another day of the week. We would ask you to bring a lawn chair (and we have plastic ones too) wear masks and sit in a large circle beyond six feet. Would you be interested in attending this? Please RSVP with your interest in Wednesday at 10am or Thursday at 10am and we will announce the results.

Please stay encouraged, hopeful, and safe during these days.
God will show us the way to be the OCC during COVID-19!

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

Pastor Ken