Good people of St. Columb’s,
Thank you for your continued love and support for our parish as we continue to make our way through difficult times, facing a global pandemic together by remaining connected and worshipping virtually. I am incredibly proud of the efforts that have been made by our people to remain faithful in love and service to one another. May we continue these holy efforts as we transition to resuming in-person public worship while creating a safe worship experience for all who choose to return.
As the situation with the virus develops, please know our plans could change. My hope is that the numbers of cases will drop and more and
more parts of our parish life will resume. There is the possibility, however, that we will need to “pull back” and return to virtual offerings. The vestry and I ask for your continued prayers for us and all our leadership as we discern a path forward and make choices that will impact the whole of our flock.
Below you will find our plans for Phase 1 of resuming public worship. These plans are informed by recommendations from our diocese as well as state and federal guidelines. I recognize these plans may take us out of our comfort zone and present a new normal, yet I also know we will rise to the challenge. At St. Columb’s, we are a “family of God’s people” who enjoy nothing more being together. Therefore, I know we will all be overjoyed at the chance to be together again, even if our plans for resuming make things feel different. I just ask everyone to remember these plans are made for our parish community as a whole that our worship may be as safe as possible and minimize the risk for spreading the virus.
May God be with us for each and every step that we take on this journey, may God find us faithful in our efforts to worship him safely, and may the blessing of God be with us always!
Rev. CJ Meaders