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.