We are planning monthly quiet prayer and communion services in the fall on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. Currently, our dates include September 28, October 26, November 30, 2022, and January 25, February 22, March 29, April 26, May 31, and June 28, 2023.
On Sunday, October 2, 2022, we will hold a memorial service to remember and celebrate our loved ones who are no longer with us.
For this year, we will remember those who died during the pandemic years. If you have lost your loved ones during the pandemic and if you would like us to remember the name of your loved ones in the service, please send the name and the picture of your loved ones to Chuck at [email protected].
A version of this message first appeared in the Sunday, September 4, 2022, edition of Tidbits.
Thank you for keeping us in your prayers and communicating with our Session. Many of you shared how much you would like to have singing back. Yes, we also heard from those who love singing, but prefer waiting. Our Session listened.
On May 4, our elders met, prayed, discussed, and decided that we would bring singing back (with masks*) to our Sunday morning worship as of this Sunday, May 8. We are very excited to have ‘singing’ back in our Sunday worship.
Thank you for your patience, honesty, and support you have demonstrated to the session. Dealing with the pandemic has not been easy on our elders. I would like to thank our faithful elders who have taken the task of leading the congregation seriously. They deeply care about the safety and well-being of our congregants. They have spent countless hours in many meetings, listening, praying, and carrying out extra ministry duties. We understand that not every decision we make will be popular, but none of our Session’s decisions is to hurt or marginalize anyone. In fact, our elders make each decision with humility and the intention to serve Christ and the community. Sometimes we make decisions we regret. Other times we make good decisions. However, we make every decision trusting God beyond our human wisdom and trusting our congregation’s ability to forgive, speak up, and support each other.
We believe the process of making each decision will help all of us become better followers of the risen Christ. We know we have so much to learn and we are here to serve Christ together.
Thank you for your patience, forgiveness, love, and willingness to work with our elders. I would like to ask you to hold our elders in your prayers. And if you are able, please reach out to our faithful and caring elders and share your kind encouragement.
– Rev. Chuck Moon
A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, May 7, 2022, edition of Tidbits.
UPDATE March 6, 2022: With the resumption of in-person services as of today, the virtual coffee time has moved to 12:30 PM.
Grab a coffee or tea each week and chat with others in our congregation every Sunday at 11 AM. The Zoom meeting is open for about an hour, includes breakout rooms for smaller group discussion, and all are welcome to join. This is a social time and is in addition to the weekly worship services. See your copy of Tidbits for the Zoom link, or contact the office.
A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, January 8, 2022, edition of Tidbits.
Guildwood Church will be open again for in-person worship starting on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 10 AM. Public Health measures including mandatory mask wearing, contact tracing and physical distancing will be in place in accordance with current regulations. Online resources will continue to be provided as well as hard copies for those who have requested them.