The Church is Not the Building
Posted on May 07, 2020 by Shari Van Baale
We’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — the church is not the building … it’s the people.
We’ve proven that this past 6 weeks or so that we have been unable to come together and worship in person. From our online services to the inspirational videos by Heather to Pastor’s online Wednesday prayer sessions to Happy Hour Hangout via Zoom … we don’t need to be in the sanctuary to be together and feel God’s presence.
We had Holy Week online and prevailed. We have taken Communion together online. We have prayed and worshiped together online. Yes, it is different, but it is essential at this time. Who knows what the next month will bring. We may be able to resume our Sunday morning services, but we also may be unable to meet together again until the end of May, mid-June, or even beyond. Just be still in the reminder that God’s hand is in all of this and we will get through it.
Today (Thursday, May 7) is the National Day of Prayer. According to Wikipedia, “The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked ‘to turn to God in prayer and meditation’ ”.
Though we can’t physically come together in prayer, I encourage you to take time to pray for our nation, our health care and other essential workers, and all those on the “front lines” making our country run smoothly at this time.
Shari Van Baale