ALL INPERSON SERVICES SUSPENDED
Please join our church family for online worship on Sunday mornings by tuning into our Facebook Live broadcast (click “Learn More” below) at 9:00 a.m. or view the recording later, We cannot be together in person, but we are nonetheless united in worshiping “in spirit and truth” (John 4:24). While this is a difficult time, we celebrate in this season the coming into our lives of Jesus, who is Emmanuel, God with us.
The bishop of our Lower Susquehanna Synod has recommended a suspension of in-person gatherings, including worship, at this time. In response to this recommendation, our Congregation Council has voted, without opposition, to pass such a motion. Therefore, all in-person worship is suspended until further notice. This decision will be re-visited at the next meeting of the Congregation Council on January 13. While neither the state nor the synod can mandate what we do as a congregation, it is our Christian calling to love our neighbors as ourselves, which means at this time that we are unable to gather. We cherish our freedom as Christians, but we must use our freedom for the common good in protecting the life, health, and well-being of our neighbors as best we can. “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” (Galatians 5:13)