This is longish, but please read through carefully.
After struggling with this issue in prayer and after consulting our leaders and bishop, I have come to the difficult decision that we must move our worship service temporarily from face-to-face to an online format. I pray to God you will not see or interpret this as me backtracking from what I have written earlier or speaking out of both sides of my mouth. Nothing is further from the truth.
The two issues that confront me as your rector are the critical medical necessity of social distancing on the one hand and the critical need for us to worship together as a family on the other. For those who attended worship last Sunday, there was an intense sense of joy and genuine appreciation for the opportunity to worship…more