Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
Have you ever heard the expression ‘Lick the calf over’?
My grandmother Hays would say it all the time. Country folk used it (and still do) when a job needed to be done over again, or a decision needed to be reconsidered in the light of changing information or circumstances.
Well, your Session would like to have a ‘do over’ (a ‘mulligan’ as we say in golf) regarding our previous decision to change the order of Sunday School and Worship.
In the last couple of days we have received some very helpful and much appreciated feedback that has caused us to rethink this proposed alteration in our schedule.
Added to this, we have also sensed among us a growing concern that such a big change may not be best for our Church family at this time.
Over the last 19 months you have faithfully endured many hardships and stresses related to the COVID virus, the political upheaval in our land, and other circumstances beyond our control that have placed significant burdens upon all of us. Given this, we believe it is best to keep our normal schedule in place and not add to the difficulties we are presently facing.
Therefore, on September 12 Sunday School will start at 9:30 AM and end at 10:15 AM. Worship will begin at 10:30 AM.
We recognize that this is a last minute decision, and we hope that it does not create any hardships for anyone. But our motive is simply that of doing what we feel is best for the body of Christ.
We love you all so much, and we are greatful for your understanding and patience with us as we seek to care for you in the way that Scripture commands.
So, let’s ‘lick the calf over’ and trust the Lord that He will lead and bless us.
What a joy it is to serve you, and to serve our King with you!
Love in Christ,
Mike and the Session