People of Zion
We are writing to inform you all that the Church Council, will be pausing in-person worship on Sunday mornings starting this week. We will revisit this again at our next council meeting on December 15th.
This pause also means Sunday School, Bible study and Confirmation will not be meeting in person. Groups inside and outside Zion can continue to meet at their discretion.
No one wanted to take this pause, as it has been a blessing, even with a small number of people, to be physically together for worship. But we believe it shows the greatest love of God and love for all of our members and their families, many of whom are at greater risk, and many of whom are healthcare workers, to take this pause.
Communion will be available inside the sanctuary doors. Feel free to come by during office hours to pick up pre-packaged communion.
Our Annual meeting will be delayed, council terms and our budget will be extended until we are able to hold an annual meeting safely in person.
Pastor Steve will continue to record services with music leaders on Sundays.
The council has been monitoring the unfolding situation with the covid-19 surge in cases and hospitalizations in Washington county. While the recent Governor’s restrictions do not immediately impact our congregation’s plans and practices, we believe it is best to be pro-active and not reactive to this situation for the sake of the health and well-being of our members, lay leaders, and staff.
We thank God for the brilliant scientists and researchers who have been developing vaccines, who have given us a glimpse of light at the end of this dark tunnel, but we still have a lot of tunnel left to go through together. May we keep in mind Jesus’ call to “,” (Matt. 22: 37-40), and Paul’s admonition, “ ” (Phil. 2: 4&5).