Last Thursday, we celebrated Ascension Day, when as one person observed “Jesus started working from home!” This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit which Jesus had promised to his disciples. In-between these events, the disciples waited. They weren’t just sitting around, they were together in prayer.
We are in an in-between time. As challenging as it has been, we have learned to navigate remote worship and the restrictions placed upon us by the pandemic and our commitment to support efforts to keep people safe. Now with rising vaccination rates and falling infections, we are opening up for in-person, indoor worship this Sunday. Nevertheless, currently less than a quarter of Cabarrus County residents have been fully vaccinated. We also know that some people are testing positive after being fully vaccinated. It’s not over.
And so we keep praying.
And as post-Pentecost Christians, we call upon the Holy Spirit for guidance and comfort that our anxieties may not stand in the way of experiencing the joy of this time.
I look forward to seeing those of you who are ready to come to church indoors and in-person with your masks and social distancing this Sunday either at 9 or 11:10. Please sign up for the service you plan to attend by clicking here. Wear red as we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Also sign up to attend a portion of the One in the Spirit Revival at 4 PM, followed by the Pentecost Picnic at 5:30 PM (bring your own food, beverage and chair).
We will also continue to offer worship online at 9 aM. However you choose to participate, it is going to be a wonderful day.