“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2
In the midst of the chaos of the Covid outbreak we have a unique opportunity to live our faith before the world around us. We can share and show love to a world that needs hope and care like never before. We can practice all the things our leaders and health care professionals have told us; such as social distancing, wear a mask in public, washing our hands, isolating ourselves if we have a fever or other symptoms of illness. We can continue to pray for those in our community and world who are fighting this horrible disease. We can lift up our local, state and national leaders as they make sometimes almost impossible choices for the good of all people.
Speaking tough choices, we at FUMC El Campo will be going to one in person service starting on July 26th. We will be meeting at 10:30 am in the fellowship hall for a combined service of our late blended service (10:45 am) and our 8:30 am traditional service. The church council and I have discussed this temporary change and believe it is a good choice for our church family for the short term.
With the attendance number being fairly small at both services currently it seems that a combined service would allow more folks to see one another and worship together. It would also allow us to maximize the use of resources and facilities. This will be a temporary situation. We plan to return to our town service times in the future once the pandemic has stabilized. We are also moving to the 10:30 am time slot so both services can move together to a new time slot.
If you have questions about this change, please feel free to call the church office or to contact me on my cell 210-787-9955 or email me at email@example.com.
I pray we will be such imitators of God, and God’s love that our Lord’s love will shine out into the people of El Campo and beyond during these difficult days.
Stay safe and stay full of Jesus!