April 25, 2021
“This is too much, too wonderful—
I can’t take it all in! Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? to be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you’re there! If I go underground, you’re there!
If I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon,
You’d find me in a minute— you’re already there waiting!” (Psalm 139: 6-10, MSG)
Greetings Epworth Church,
As I reflected upon Psalm 139 this week, I am reminded of this bold truth that is much too wonderful to comprehend – God is with us wherever we go. I love the message translation of this scripture as I picture a game of hide and seek and whenever you look for a hiding spot, God is already there waiting.
On Sunday, May 2nd, we will open our sanctuary doors to the congregation for the first time since last fall. The last 14 months have been filled with unexpected challenges and uncertainties but we cannot forget that God has always been with us. I am so grateful for all the ways in which you continue to support our mission and for our volunteers who made our virtual worship experiences possible. As we return to the sanctuary, we will continue to wear masks and utilize every other pew to allow for distancing. We will continue to livestream our worship services each week for those who choose to worship from home. Small groups are beginning to meet once again in fellowship hall and meetings can be scheduled through our church office. As the weather warms, we also will find time to worship outdoors in our beautiful grove.
Thank you in advance for your grace as we navigate these next steps in our journey together.