From the October Bethlehem Star
“Seasons of the Soul” is the title of a volume in my library. As the ravages of COVID-19 continue, I sense a creeping cloud of uncertainty darkening the horizon of our souls. Predictions are that as fall turns to winter indoor life will abound with illness, the seasonal flu and cold along with COVID. Eileen and I have both gotten our flu shots. Election season combined with fall season (the furnace is on ready) adds to the tensions. The assurance of faith is needed.
Caution has canceled out plans for an October visit to Van Oort family members in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. That region has had an outbreak of COVID which would make travel there a high risk for compromised people.
When back is forward
Ecclesiastes 3: 1 “There is a season and a time for every matter under heaven”
There are times when back is forward. Going back into the sanctuary is being planned. Back into pews, gathering together inside means going forward to indoor worship, returning to the familiar holy space of the sanctuary. There is room for all, and precautions will be taken. More details about those precautions will be coming. The worship service in the parking lot is planning to end as of Nov. 1.
Word has it that the sound will continue to be transmitted to the parking lot via radio at AM 1590 if you want to remain in your car.
See you in the parking lot on a Sunday in October and then in the sanctuary in November.