FROM PASTOR ALLEN
A Season of Creation
Five months into the pandemic and we are working to see what the new normal can be for us. As we go forward into the last four months of this year, we can all say that this will not be a year we will soon forget. Remember when we first had church on Facebook? We now always post to social media and we can watch church anytime we would like. It is hard to keep track of attendance with around 20 showing up under the maple tree, and at least that many online. How do we do this? My best answer is that we do not worry about attendance and keep working to get the Word of God out to as many people as we can. I thank you for your support and patience as we work to get online worship and live worship all working together.
In September we will be looking at creation, a Season of Creation is what we will be calling it. In this month’s publication from Woodlake Publishing, we will have an emphasis on trees, land, wilderness, and rivers. I have listed the theme and scripture references for you as we move back into our sanctuary, we need to remember the sanctuary of God’s Creation.
I would like to thank Phil and Lee for their work on getting the sanctuary ready for people to come in and be safe in worship. As we come back, we need to remember not only our own de-sire to be in worship, but the safety of each and every person that is part of our church family.
The Bethel people need to be thanked, all of you for your continued support of the ministry of the church. I know it has not been easy to remember to drop your offering in the mail, or to think about using bill pay with your bank, but you are doing a great job. THANK YOU!
Peace & Love
Allen L. Kahler