Christ United Church A Village Church With A Heart For The World 12 Perth St., PO Box 113, Lyn, ON, K0E 1M0 (613)498-0281 (Phone) (613)498-2589 (Fax) firstname.lastname@example.org www.lynunitedchurch.com Follow on Twitter: @Ch1United
Worship Leader: Rev. Wendy MacLean
Music Director: Tim Hallman
March 17, 2020
Dear Christ United Church,
Greetings to you all in this very strange time! Things are changing daily.
This morning because of the COVID19. Premier Doug Ford declared Ontario a state of emergency. I was talking with my son, Chester, about churches being closed. “This will give you a chance to be the church without walls and a building,” was Chester’s observation.
We are the church: not the building, but the people. We –as the church-- are not closed down.
THE BUILDING and our meeting for worship on Sundays WILL BE CLOSED until further notice.
There will be no meetings or gatherings at the church building UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
WE WILL NOT BE MEETING ON SUNDAY.
My hope is that we will be able to gather for Easter Sunday, April 12, but we will not know that for a few weeks. In the weeks until then, we will really experience Lent, fasting from “being out and about” as we please. We have been asked by our government and leaders to STAY HOME. Please take this as time for reflection, and to enjoy the simple gift of time.
Stay connected with each other! Phone people you would see on Sundays. Since we will not be worshipping together, let KINDNESS and a generous spirit be your way of showing the world you are a person of faith, following Jesus.
I am available by phone or email. (Leave a message please and I will return your call. Don’t be shy!) We have a very good group of folks who are also keeping connected and will keep me informed.
Let love lead you. Use your phone or write a note to reach out to others and show the world you care.
Many blessings and love to you all, Be at peace, never be afraid, God will be with you each hour of every day.