Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
This week is the final week in the sermon series on forgiveness. It has been wonderful to hear from many of you who have been moved to see Christ’s radical forgiveness in a new way. In these challenging times where division is seemingly at a high, as evident in the increase of crime rate higher than the 90’s in some cities, we need to display this radical forgiveness that Christ calls us to. For it is this radical forgiveness, based in God’s love, that can build bridges and lead to reconciliation in a divided world. Let us continue being the voice and hands of God by extending this radical forgiveness to all. May we also continue to support one another in answering God’s corporate and individual calls.
To support and learn of God’s call on our lives, worship includes the reading and proclamation of God’s word. This Sunday we return to our phase 1 in-person worship. For those of you who may need a reminder, that means the sanctuary is limited to 25 people, which includes those leading and running technology, but overflow rooms are available to view the live stream. We continue to also stream live on Facebook and YouTube for those who can and desire to remain worshiping remotely, allowing for more room for those who cannot worship at home. I would remind you that as part of Phase 1 reopening guidelines and following governor’s orders, masks should be worn when entering and exiting, but also as much as you can tolerate when seated. I would also ask that masks be worn while singing. When we wear masks, it is out of love for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who may think differently than ourselves. Lastly, please remember to stay seated until you are dismissed. Let us come together for worship this Sunday, wherever we may find ourselves and listen for God’s call to radical forgiveness.
In His Peace,
Some helpful links…
Click on the link below near the time the service begins at 10:00am to watch the live stream https://www.facebook.com/espresbyterian/
Additionally, bulletins and an online hymnal have been put on the website and can be found at https://www.espresbyterian.com/worship/sunday-bulletin/