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Our Church is very committed, very loving, very devoted to our co-parishioners. I was hoping that our pastor would find a way to have services on Sunday, and he did. We assembled in the parking lot, made a circle of cars and either sat in our cars or stood beside them. Thirty-three cars eventually joined our circle, thus about 50 parishioners.
Pastor Joe stood in the center and gave a wonderful sermon on “Living by Faith, not by Fear” based on II Corinthians 4:7-11.
We sang hymns, we made an offering, we prayed. It was a memorable spiritual event. Near the end, a patrol car entered the parking lot but we were not accosted; one of the deacons spoke to the officer, who told him that she had stopped not to break up the event, but to hear the word.
We are obliged by civil authorities to live in fear and isolation, but there are a thousand ways we can reach out, within and without our communities, and continue to be Christians, and families, and neighbors. Use a little imagination and others will come to mind.
The large building on the right is our Church. It was built in 1915 for a Christian Science congregation and now houses a small Baptist assembly.
I am proud of our pastor beyond words. May God bless us all.Published in