I hope you are doing well and my hope is that you are going to be able to dry out after nearly two straight days of rain.
I cannot believe that we are heading into August already! Time is flying by and yet things seem to be dragging along. We are entering our fifth month of this new reality marked by COVID-19 and after watching the reports about unemployment, our GDP, more school districts moving to virtual classrooms, it would seem as though we have a long way to go still.
How are you doing with it all, this season of prolonged adversity or uncertainty? This weekend in worship, I'll share the first of two messages in a sermon series called, Resilient Faith: Becoming Resilient in the Face of Adversity. I am going to spend time looking at our faith, several scriptural heroes, including James (the brother of Jesus), and how we are called to be resilient in our faith, especially during seasons like these.
I hope you'll tune in, invite friends and join us! Online worship begins on Saturday at 5 pm, and continues on Sunday at 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11 am or 5 pm at cor.org/live. If you have been worshiping with us on TV at KSHB, channel 41, we'll be back in the 11 am time slot for this weekend and next.
During the second week of this sermon series, I am going to focus on being resilient in our relationships and as a part of that weekend we are excited to try something new. We are going to host Worship and Ice Cream Social (Distancing) event on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 5 pm! Join us on the east side of our 1601 Grand building to experience Saturday evening worship outdoors (on flat screens and speakers) while enjoying some delicious ice cream. For this event we are asking you to bring your own water and lawn chairs. (Access to the building and restrooms will not be available.) And we want you to RSVP here so we can limit the number of attendees for safety as well as have enough ice cream prepared for you ahead of time! If you have questions, please contact Kelly.Sisney@cor.org.
In the meantime, there's a lot going on in the life of our church and given that it's almost August, it's officially that time of year again to begin thinking about the fall and a return to a new semester in our life of faith. We're hosting a number of new classes this fall that we don't want you to miss.
Please know that I'm excited for this weekend in worship and I'm looking forward to the days when we'll be able to get back together again soon! In the meantime, know that I am grateful for you and I hope you'll join me in worship tomorrow and Sunday!
With Grace, Peace, and God's Holy Adventure,
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