Today’s Word from Pastor Jim

Your Church Staff keeps working! We determined if Home Depot is essential to the people of Washington, then so is our work. Believe me, we are taking this virus very seriously. We are not meeting face-to-face. Our campus is locked down with no visitors. We have no in-person appointments. We are in our offices, behind locked doors, each using different bathrooms.

But your Church Staff keeps working! And the result is more. We have more people taking part in worship than ever before. We have more people following us online. People near and far are finding hope and inspiration in daily emails, beautiful music, and inspiring worship.

The theme is more. We have more of our people connecting with neighbors than ever before. Meals and groceries are being delivered, cards and phone calls are being made. And this week there was an emergency meeting of the Trinity Fun Committee. They are looking for ways of connecting us through levity –trivia, music, and virtual happy hours.

This Sunday, we would like to invite everyone to join us for worship and Holy Communion. That’s right – we will be communing together. What does this mean for you? It means that you are now members of the Altar Guild. The Altar Guild sets the table, puts out the bread and wine, and prepares the Altar for the celebration of Holy Communion.

The service will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. You can come to worship in your pajamas, at your convenience. But before you tune in, you will need to get out some bread and wine, or an English muffin and grape juice, or crackers and bubble water. Set up your altar, with a candle.  After the sermon, we will move to the communion liturgy and together our homes will be united as we share in this sacred meal.

Every day brings us closer to the end of this crisis. We are not alone; we are in this together.

Be safe, stay home, and keep smiling!



Pastor Jim

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