Today I want to give you an update about life at LGUMC. It is an encouraging one. Even though we may be quite a way from being able to worship in person – it does not mean that things are staying the same. Our online worship experience continues to improve. We owe a great debt of gratitude to Greg Cook for all of his research into how we can provide the best possible experience. We now have three high qualities cameras in the sanctuary for live streaming. Bless Greg and Pam, who from day one have made sure that we were connected through our worship service.
On Sunday, thanks to Shelley, we had Messy Church for the first time since the pandemic hit. Ten children and six parents gathered for worship, crafts and socially distanced, masked fellowship. On Monday, Grace Pre-School resumed class – both online and in person. On Tuesday, Glenn Stansbury, the chair of Trustees who is working hard on our behalf, Doug Evans and I met with two representatives of the Los Gatos United Soccer League to talk about the details of the league returning to campus. Their protocols for return have been signed off on by our district superintendent, Rev. Samuel Hong. It was a great meeting and at the end, one of them asked, “now what can we do for Los Gatos UMC?” I love that! We are also anticipating the imminent return of the San Jose Youth Symphony, minus brass and woodwinds, in small ensembles. Their protocols have also been approved by Rev. Hong.
So, my friends, I pray that each of you can find something to be grateful for or hopeful about today. Today, I am deeply grateful to get to be here with you – and for palm trees. I will say more about palm trees at a later date. Let’s just say, that for a Midwestern kid, to get to see palm trees every day feels like the most exotic, thrilling thing! J
In ministry with you,