Letter from Pastor Frank
Dear Ones: Welcome back to church!
That statement might seem a bit odd because, as you know, we have had church every week online. Yet, there is just something powerful and amazing about meeting together as the church! Especially when it’s been many weeks since we met together in our Sanctuary! These past few months have been quite trying, to say the least for all of us. For the Pastors and Staff this building has felt quite empty every time we walk through it. We have missed the sounds of praise reverberate in the Sanctuary. We have also missed the voices of our children, youth, and adults as we fellowship and worship together. When something is taken away that we have enjoyed for years like church, we begin to realize what a tremendous blessing it is in our lives! The Bible is quite clear of the value of meeting together: Hebrews 10:25 (NIV) 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching. I believe it’s also vital that we, as believers meet together for worship and fellowship as we learn more about walking in the love of God. Our world and our nation needs the message the church has to offer. encourage you to be a person full of grace as we gather again. There are many different beliefs (and perhaps convictions) about the “way things should be,” yet can we be a people who will “major on the majors”? In other words, remember the essential thing is that we draw closer to Christ than ever before. To be filled with grace in this context would mean that we refrain from being critical of others because their thought process is different than ours. Some aren’t ready to return to in-person worship, and that’s just fine! Others are ready to start hugging and shaking hands immediately, yet we ask that you refrain from that for just a while. That’s especially difficult for the “huggers” in our midst!
This weekend the sanctuary will be open for all who wish to come and worship. There will be no limit for any service, but you may only sit in pews that are not taped off. We will be singing hymns but if you choose to sing you must have a mask on. We will do our absolute best to make sure we are in a safe, yet welcoming environment both for people AND the presence of God! Thank you for giving your leadership an extra dose of grace during this time as well.
We are excited to have you back!
Blessings in Christ,
VBS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
*Pre-K – 5th grade*
We had to do something for our favorite time of year! VBS will happen, but it will be virtual.
-Starting 7/26 parents can pick up supplies at Heritage during these hours Sunday 9:40-10:40 (sanctuary doors) , Monday 9am-12pm (church office) Monday 5:30pm-6:30pm (sanctuary doors)
-VBS will be filmed and sent via email and on youtube for you to watch at any time with your kids. Once a week for 5 weeks
-We will still have crafts, science, music, and our bible lesson each week.
-There will be a packet each week for you to pick up. See pick-up times above*
added info will be sent via email.
Questions? Call us at 724 238 2627
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Serving Pre-K through 5th grade