Dear members and friends of SUMC,
Greetings to you!
It has been more than two months since we were forced to live under the social distancing condition. Some of you may have cabin fever. Some may find it difficult making ends meet with reduced income, or loss of job. It’s heartbreaking to learn that at the present moment over 90,000 Americans lost their lives from coronavirus.
We have not seen each other in person and I know that many of you miss being in church, singing, praying, worshiping, and fellowshipping together. I hope and pray that our government leaders and church leaders would make wise decision about when we can ease into opening our sanctuary for worship.
As we say, “Safety first.” God wants you to be safe and well. So I would encourage you to do whatever you feel comfortable to keep yourselves safe and well. To quote Jesus, “Sabbath is for people, not the other way around,” church is for you and you are not for church. So take care of yourself first and our church leaders will do what it takes to avoid harming you and to do good for you.
So let us be flexible and adapt ourselves to ever changing life’s situations. It’s been said, “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” It’s American spirit that when we roll with the punches and get back up and fight on. It’s Christian attitude that we find something good in every situation.
Let us believe that with God’s help, we can overcome this challenging time and come out as a more unified, stronger, and wiser country.
May you and your loved ones be safe and well until we meet sooner than later!
Your servant in Christ,