Thank you for the week off you gave me last week. It was good to rest and renew for the days ahead.
I hope you all found a meaningful worship experience to join – either by listening to Rev. Bill Poe and the sermon he shared with us, or by attending online worship with another congregation. If you ‘visited’ somewhere else and saw something that was particularly meaningful for you, I’d love to hear about it! Some of my best ideas are ‘borrowed’ from others!
This Sunday, September 6th, Drive-thru Communion returns!
If you participated on the first Sunday of August, you know how wonderful it was to see each other, even through a car window. So we will do it again. On Sunday morning, you are invited to drive to our church and receive Communion. Here’s how it will work:
From 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Sunday morning: Elders and I will be standing under the portico at the entrance to the church building. You may drive into the parking lot, circle up the hill and wait for an indication to pull forward into the circular drive.
First stop: Mask up, roll down your window, and visit with the Elders. They will pass Communion to you on a tray – the elders will be masked and gloved and the Communion will be in sealed individual containers (sealed from the manufacturer). Share some news or a prayer request or just enjoy saying hello!
Second stop: Pull forward just a bit, and stop again to visit with me. I long to see each and every one of you and greet you and offer a blessing, a benediction, or a prayer.
Third stop: Return home with your Communion elements, go online and watch the abbreviated recorded service – music, scripture reading, Communion liturgy. And when we get to the part about taking Communion, use the individual elements you picked up at church! Don’t worry – this service is recorded, so you will be able to see the entire worship service whenever you sit down to start!
If you are not able to get out in a vehicle and stop by on Sunday, please send a note to me at [email protected], or call the church office number (512-494-5950) and leave me a message. We will do our best to drop by your home and leave Communion elements with you (left at the door), so you can still participate with all of us.
Food Drive for Lake Travis Crisis Ministries:
While you are coming to the church anyway, bring a few shelf-stable items, canned goods, rice, beans, noodles, peanut butter, to donate to the Lake Travis Crisis Ministries. We will take them from you (we can even unload them from your trunk or back seat – contactless donations!), and make sure they get delivered to LTCM for those in need. Reach into the back of your pantry and bring those items you bought early in the pandemic that you never got around to eating!
If you don’t have extra grocery items and wish to make a cash donation instead, you can do that as well.
NO Sunday School this week!
It’s Labor Day weekend – so sleep in, have brunch, take some extra time to get ready to come to the church for Drive Thru Communion. But, don’t try dialing in for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., because we are taking the morning off! We will be back the following week to continue our lectionary study of scripture.