You who live in the shelter of the Most High,
who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.”
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence… [Psalm 91:1-3]
Dear saints of St Andrew’s,
Grace and peace to you in this new year! We all hoped 2021 would bring an instant cure to our pandemic and political troubles, but a quick fix does not seem to be in store. We pray for our divided nation that seems too ready to turn to violence. We pray that the peace, mercy and justice of our Lord would visit us in these tough times.
The Pastors and staff have begun to field questions from you all about when we can expect to worship in person again. Even though we all want so badly to be together again in person, we cannot meet until it is safe to do so. COVID-19 case numbers in our area continue to be dangerously high. Click here for data from Bucks County.
Our Bishop Patricia Davenport also continues to urge congregations in our synod to worship remotely. She writes:
“As we enter this new year 2021, I am writing to extend my strong recommendation that congregations do not offer in-person worship until further notice. My recommendation, made after much prayer and discernment, is based on our core Lutheran conviction of loving our neighbors – whether they be people in our communities, congregation members, or our rostered ministers.” Click here to read her full message.
Though we will stay remote, we have to celebrate the amazing efforts and success of our IT committee, our livestream crew led by Council president Tim Belloff, and the stunning show of online attendance and financial stewardship in 2020. The Holy Spirit continues to move among us, regardless of our physical separation.
Sunday worship will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube at 10:30 AM
Wednesday evening prayer will continue on Facebook Live at 7:00 PM.
Committees and small groups that can meet via Zoom should do so.
Please continue to pray for our community and our nation, that God would grant us the wisdom, patience and mercy we need to see this new year through as well.
Yours in Christ,
Pastors Krey and Sullivan & St Andrew’s Staff
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