I want to give you some updates on what’s happening at our church:
We will have Sunday school this Sunday. The Service Master fans and cords are out of the church, hallways are clear and we are back in business. The only Sunday school class that has been displaced is Duane Kruckenberg’s class. They will meet at Les and Diane Meier’s home this coming Sunday. The nursery is temporarily upstairs. Otherwise, all other classes will be in their same location.
The trustees are working hard to get the main floor back in order. In the next two weeks, new carpet will be laid in some rooms, other carpets will be shampooed and the tile in front of the elevator repaired. The repairs on the lower floor, particularly the youth room, will take longer. Our insurance company has been helpful. We have such a capable group of people on the trustee committee and in our church. We are fortunate indeed.
Angela Jass has been hired to do ten hours of custodial work per week. This is for three weeks. At Church Council last night, the decision was made to pay Lori Kahler for twenty hours of work per week so that she has a source of income as she recovers from her illness. (Lori was working thirty hours per week and that is what has been budgeted. Her sick and vacation time has been used up.) This gives Lori three weeks to see what assistance she qualifies for, as well as find out if she is able to work and, if so, under what restrictions. You might see her unlocking the church in the morning and locking up at night. This gets her out and walking. (Just what the doctor ordered!) She is very grateful for the care of the church. Please continue to hold her in your prayers.
Meanwhile, wonderful ministry is happening. Four young people were confirmed last Sunday amidst beautiful music and prayers and a caring congregation. Wednesday meals feed a community of people. Next Sunday, World Communion Sunday will be celebrated and little Colt Carmichael will be baptized at the 11:00 service. Life in our community of faith has its challenges, but it is also deeply rich and rewarding. I’m so glad you are part of the team!
On the journey with you,