The day has finally arrived! After more than a year of absence, we are returning to our Sanctuary for worship. Alleluia! I expect that Israel was no more excited about returning to the temple after their captivity in Babylon than we are as we return to our Sanctuary.
Things are certainly beginning to look up with the availability of the COVID vaccines spreading. We are taking into consideration a variety of factors on deciding when in-person worship indoor should begin. As we do this we are asking for your feedback and ideas regarding the plan.
As we enter this Lenten season, we are marking one year of worship outside of our Sanctuary. This is not a milestone any of us anticipated. The news is changing so rapidly that I can’t even comment on the latest because it will be outdated by the time you read this.
It is an understatement that has been repeated too often to say that this year is unlike any we have ever experienced. And the impact will be felt long after we have all been vaccinated, when our masks are gathering dust in the closet, and we are Dining with Friends once again.
With the Covid numbers in Horry County climbing to levels not seen since July, and the full impact of Thanksgiving weekend still to come, it seems unrealistic to anticipate Christmas Eve worhip in our Sanctuary.