Often the poppies in our garden bloom right up to Remembrance Day. During the gray and dark days, they glow as a reminder of the sacrifice of others and a sign of hope for times ahead. All we can do is tend what is within our care. Did you know that today, November 13th, is World Kindness Day?
Right now, we can continue to safely gather for worship and hold up the world in prayer. We can be together spiritually and still stay apart physically. Our relatively small sacrifices of time and energy as is multiplied by God’s grace we turn to Him for help.
You can help by:
1. Committing to a health self-check before you come to the church facilities. Be sensitive to how the most vulnerable person present might feel about a slight cough or sniffle.
2. Pre-registering for services. This is an extra step in your week, but it gives worship leaders the ability to gauge numbers for seating and whether we are nearing capacity.
3. Reaching out to those who are not able to get to Sunday services. Give them a phone call, write them a note, offer to pick up something from the store, or drop off a meal. If you have figured out Zoom, coach someone else.
4. Keep to your bubble even as you see friendly faces at public worship. Others are happy to see you but may not feel comfortable with you approaching them. Make a date to have a later conversation by phone or text.