PCLT Family and Friends,
It was truly a blessing to see so many of you this past Sunday for our Pentecost worship service. The rain spoiled our plans for an outdoor service, so the 30 of us met in the sanctuary and it all went well! Session met immediately after worship and made the decision to open the church for in-person worship beginning Sunday, June 6th, at 11:00 a.m.
In order to continue to be inclusive and welcoming to all, we are looking into live-streaming our worship simultaneously at 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Meanwhile, we will continue to broadcast our worship services on our website and on the church’s Facebook page, although those recordings will not be available until later in the afternoon on Sundays.
CDC guidelines indicate that persons who are fully vaccinated may gather safely without masks. You may choose to wear your mask or you may choose to go maskless, whichever feels most comfortable to you. Please be considerate of the choices of others. We are a Christian community and we care about how others experience our gathering together.
If you have not yet been vaccinated and would like to be, but need assistance making those arrangements, there are several members of our congregation who have volunteered to assist. Please contact Debi in the church office, and she will put you in touch with those volunteers. Also, most HEB pharmacies are now accepting no-appointment walk-in clients from 3-5 p.m. Monday- Friday.
For now, our in-person gatherings will be limited to worship on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. Session will continue to monitor and receive feedback from all of you. We hope that we can gather for Sunday School and after-worship fellowship and food very soon. Women’s Bible Study has asked to keep meeting by Zoom, so they will do that for the immediate future.
As we gather again in our sanctuary for worship services in June, let’s all be aware of the emotions that we ourselves are experiencing, and let’s be compassionate toward our friends and fellow worshippers in what they may be feeling and experiencing.