Ecclesiastes wrote, “to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” As the rhododendrons break into bloom, and butterfly magnolias lend their lemony scent to the air, it is a joy to see Spring unfold in Oregon.
Looking ahead to May, we are excited that the time is at last here when we can begin to gather back for worship (with limited numbers, reservations, and masking to provide as safe a setting as possible). This will begin with May 16th (we had previously hoped to re-gather this coming Sunday, but statistics in the region did not allow for this to happen).
Those who have taken part in person in worship services as lay readers have shared how moving they’ve found it to be back in the sanctuary amid the beauty and the wonderful music. We look forward to more of you being able to experience this, and to begin to see one another again!
We also will continue to stream our services for those who prefer to worship with us from home or while they’re traveling. We’re grateful for new visitors joining us who may not live in Portland, who are becoming part of our worshipping community.
I hope you’ll join us for worship online this coming Sunday, as we celebrate Christ as our good shepherd, who guides us through all the seasons of life.
Grace & peace to you through these days,