The Bishop of the Susquehanna Conference, Bishop Park, sent out a letter last week encouraging churches in our conference to take seriously the delta variant of COVID-19. Our reopening taskforce discussed via email our current practices. For now, we are requesting that everyone who uses our facility wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. When preaching or leading worship, the mask may be removed so others can hear clearly the leader.
During our sermon series “Calling Out Your Name,” Pastor Andrew and Deacon Megan have been offering prayer resources. Below is a hand prayer Deacon Megan used for our children’s lesson on August 15 and the written prayer resource handout Pastor Andrew used on August 8.
Our reopening taskforce met last week. We have made several changes to our Coronavirus Guidelines. Church leaders are watching developments with the delta variant. The taskforce will meet again if we few additional changes are needed. The following changes were approved last week:
- Persons who are vaccinated do not need to wear a mask. We request unvaccinated persons continue to wear masks.
- We are planning on printing and distributing bulletins again starting on the first Sunday in September.
- Hymnals and Bibles can return to the pew racks.
- The taskforce approved a healing service in August.
The God’s Kitchen ministry is restarting this August. On Tuesday nights from 6 PM-7 PM, a local church in the area will cook and host the dinner. The dinner is located at Wesley UMC in Middletown each week. Wesley UMC will host the first dinner on August 3. Evangelical will host the second dinner on August 10. The dinners are free and all are welcome. Contact us if you would like to help on August 10.
On August 1, Pastor Andrew will start a sermon series focused on prayer. Pastor Andrew will preach on some of the most powerful passages related to prayer in the Bible. At the end of the sermon, Pastor Andrew and Deacon Megan will teach different ways of praying. Join us on Sundays at 10:15 AM in our Sanctuary, or on the live section of our website, or at 2 PM on WMSS 91.1 FM.