Good day my friends:  

So here we are, just about 1 year from the initial closing of the church due to the Covid-19 virus.  

We have experienced changes like we never would have thought previously.  Having church in our homes on TV with a coffee in hand and slippers on our feet?  What type of church is that?  

What’s the expression? When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade! 

It has been a learning experience and I must admit, a trying time as well. But I have come to the realization that no matter what the experience, no matter how easy or how hard, with the all of changes that we have made, one thing remains the same.: God loves each and everyone of us! We may moan and groan but He is still true to us.  

Having been isolated for so long, I’ve come to know Christ better. God’s word is a harbor from the storm. Jesus is our lifeline. When we see a storm coming do we not take cover? Whether the storm be of rain/snow, or Covid and all of its stipulations, we can rely on God as our refuge.  

As we journey through this Lenten season, worshipping either virtually or attending in-person, let us not forget who we can count on and turn to in our time of need. 

Psalm 46:1-2: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed.

Heavenly Father: As we continue on the journey to the cross this Lenten season, let us not forget that Jesus came to you. Let us come to you as well and come closer to you in our times of trouble and need. You are our strength and refuge and we praise you for this. AMEN

Blessings,

Pastor Crystal

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