The snow couldn’t stop us! Trinity UMC packed the house on March 1st. In spite of the rain, sleet, snow and ice, we filled exactly half the seats in the Sanctuary, and every seat in the choir loft. It was a joyful gathering. Rev. Bonnie began the service with the words of Christ: “Wherever two or three are gathered in my name, I will be in the midst of them.” Christ was surely present as we celebrated communion together, heard the story of Noah’s Ark related to our own day, and watched the children tie shoe laces together as they learned the meaning of “To Tie the Knot.” We give thanks for a community that is so willing to shovel snow, spread salt, line the hallway with kitchen mats, and give each other rides so that we could gather in God’s house.
Your church council has issued a challenge–let’s pack the house THIS Sunday, March 1st! Invite your friends, track down your neighbors, call someone you haven’t seen in a while, post this image on your facebook wall. Our Sanctuary has 198 chairs, and we’d like to see every one of them filled. But it will only happen if we all reach out. The Table will be set, Rev. Bonnie has had twice as much time to make this sermon soar, the choir is ready, and the coffee will be brewing. But most importantly, God eagerly desires to share the communion meal with us and the wider community. What joy it must bring God to find the faithful have gathered to worship together. Join us Sunday as we say goodbye to winter!