A few weeks ago, we sent a letter to each of you which began with a quote from Helen Keller. Maybe you remember the quote and perhaps you do not? Let’s read Keller’s quote again…
“The bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.”
Remember the bend in the road is not the end of the road unless….unless….unless….
Unless what? Unless we fail to make the turn! Unless we fail to adapt! Unless we fail to overcome! Unless we fail to change!
One key element we all need to embrace these changes is hope! I awoke this morning with the following scripture on my heart:
NIV Hebrews 6:19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
Now we must know that hope is not something we are uncertain about but quite the opposite! The writer of the book of Hebrews speaks to all of us about what holds our soul, namely hope.
Friends, God is a god of hope! Our Savior gives us hope! Our Lord blesses us with hope! This hope is a confidence that God is with you and me! This hope is a certainty of nothing being able to separate us from the love of Jesus!
Why is this important, to have hope? It is important to know our God will be facing these changes, the unknown, the uncertainty with you and me! We must know we are walking into the future with God by our side. None of these events have surprised God and none of them caught our Lord off guard! Jesus is still ruling on the throne of heaven, and He, Jesus is still the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! This is why we have hope and confidence in our God!
As we consider the future and what it will be like; we know things will be different. There are many issues and much to be decided in planning to gather together for public worship again. Remember the hope which anchors our soul! Remember God is with us during this time! Remember we have hope in Christ our King!
As we move toward relaunching public worship the leadership of Gibsonburg UMC and worship committee would like to invite you to join us for a Drive-In Worship service this Sunday, June 21st.
This may be unconventional and different, however, with the hope from God anchoring our souls I believe we will be blessed! Come, join us and be blessed by the Almighty God this Sunday. Details are following and if you should have additional questions contact the church office @ 419-637-2159 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you this Sunday!
Drive-In Worship – Information
When? Sunday, June 21st @ 1030 am
Where? Parking Lot of Gibsonburg UMC
Why? Because Jesus is worthy of our praise
**We will be practicing social distancing*
**Masks are recommended but not required**
What should I bring? A lawn chair or you can choose to sit in your car.
When you arrive parking attendants will provide instructions concerning parking.
Song sheets are included and will be posted on the website and should be brought to worship.
Restrooms or church will not be available at this time.
Please use your discretion as you plan to join us. We are asking you to stay home if you are not feeling well.
We will continue to stream our service on Facebook Live and post to YouTube.
If you should have any further questions please contact the church office
See you this Sunday!