27 May Memorial Day–A Time to be Thankful
We are beyond 14 months into and hopefully moving out of this pandemic! I just took Matt to the grocery store pharmacy for his second COVID vaccination. Our entire family has been vaccinated and I am so grateful.
Signs of progress are evident on our church campus. The ropes which separated pews in the sanctuary have been removed. Platform furniture is being replaced. The plexiglass shield around the organ box has been taken down. And, a new sound system has been installed in the sanctuary. Coffee and refreshments will also resume on Sunday, June 6 prior to the contemporary worship service in the Family Life Center!
Typically, Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start for the summer. Like many of you, I am here for it! Last summer proved to be a challenge and disappointment for many families with reduced travel and vacations. However, it is encouraging to see so many trying to make up for lost time over the new few months.
It’s important for us to realize that this is a time to be grateful for those whom Abraham Lincoln said “gave the last full measure of devotion for their country.” We are free because of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this nation. Despite all the rhetoric and divisions among us, I hope that we can at least come together and be grateful for the blessings we’ve been given. We have a lot to be thankful for and among them is being able to live in our nation and this place we call home.
On Sunday, May 30th, our church will be recognizing those who have served our nation as well as recall those in our church family who have died this past year. Their names will be read and our people will be given a time to remember them.
Let’s take each day as it comes to us, and stay encouraged–DC