Our new worship service time will be Sunday morning at 10:00am beginning August 1, 2021.
In May, we were so excited to start back to indoor, in-person worship. Right away, we began in-person worship at our 8:30am and 11:00am services. It has been so good to be together in worship after a long time apart. There is something special about gathering together as a church and being one body that serves, loves, and prays for one another.
However, as people are reestablishing the worship routine that comes with returning to indoor, in-person worship after fifteen months apart, we find that our worship attendance has declined considerably since the pre-Covid days. Because of this, I recommended to Harmony’s Church Council that we combine the 8:30am and 11:00am services into one service at 10:00am. Combining one service allows us to come together, truly, as one body for worship and Holy Communion. Also, it allows us to better use the time and energy of our worship helpers who serve so faithfully each Sunday.
With the support of the Church Council, the decision was made to combine the two services into one. My prayer- our prayer- is that as we move forward, and as regular worship patterns are reestablished, we will find it necessary to return to two worship services.
At their discretion, Sunday School classes may meet before or after the 10:00am worship service. For now, the fellowship hour is on hold.
And finally, please pray for Jesus to give you ONE person to share His love with through an invitation to our worship service. I pray, too, that each one of us will look for these opportunities.
Yours in Christ,