What a summer it has been! I pray that fall, beginning this month, will bring us closer to health and freedom to do things we have missed over the past several months.
In Church, the month of September brings a few new opportunities as well as the return of communion and praise service.
We will return to the communion table on September 6 for the first time since March. Our method of sharing the elements will look different. The invitation to grace, the fellowship with God, and Gift of Jesus’ body and blood are new and fresh, yet timeless and eternal.
We had a praise service planned for August 30 but it was necessary to reschedule. Hopefully, we can experience a praise service one Sunday in September.
On September 20, we will have a service that is new to me and new to Chapel Hill. We will celebrate special needs/ disability awareness. At least 2 special visitors are planning to come and participate, and I’ve spoken to a couple of people in our Chapel Hill family about how they can participate.
September 27 or October 4, I will start a sermon series based on a book called “God Unbound, Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Church,” by Elaine. A Heath. With all that’s going on around our denomination, our country, and the world, I hope we find hope, peace, and guidance from the book of Galatians.
Also, in order to stay more closely connected with those of you who do not gather at the church yet, we have 2 new ways for you to experience the Sunday service.
For those with internet access, we will begin putting our whole Sunday service online instead of just the scripture and sermon.
If you do not have internet access, the church has CDs of our Sunday service, which I can send you. The church will also subscribe to “sermon by phone”. I will give you a phone number that you can call from any phone to hear the most recent sermon.
If you have other ideas about how we can creatively and safely enrich our church life and stay connected in the coming weeks, please share those ideas with me.