Sunday and the Snow

posted Jan 28, 2022, 6:02 AM by Tricia Sheffield

Dear Middletown Reformed Church Family and Friends,

Epiphany blessings to you! I pray you are staying healthy and well.

Well, best laid plans, as the old saw goes. We were hoping to have in person worship this Sunday, but it seems the weather gods have another idea. After conferring with the Consistory, we think it best if we do not have in person worship this Sunday, as we are forecasted to get 8 - 15 inches of snow, along with blizzard conditions into Sunday morning. This will make travel to church on Sunday treacherous, and the safety of our people is always my utmost concern.

Judy and I discussed multiple worship plans, and we agreed that the worship team should pre-record worship before the storm, which we did last night. So, we shall all gather on Zoom Sunday morning and I will play our worship for us from our YouTube channel. After worship, we will have our Prayers of the People. You may recall we did this form of worship last year during heightened pandemic times. Please note we will not have worship broadcast on FaceBook live this Sunday. In addition, we thought it best to postpone the annual congregational meeting until next Sunday, February 6, when we can, hopefully, be in person. We will have the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper on the second Sunday, and not next week because of the annual meeting.

With all this said, I look forward to being with you in worship this Fourth Sunday after Epiphany at 10:30 AM on Zoom. Diane Grady is our featured musician this week and she will be singing “The Lord’s Prayer” for our Anthem and “Not For Tongues of Heaven’s Angels” for our Reflection Song. I will be preaching from 1 Corinthians 13 and my sermon title is All God’s Children. 

I am praying for your safety and warmth during the storm. Be well, beloved of God!

In gratitude for the privilege of being your pastor and the holy call of loving you,

Pastor Trish