It has been a while since we entered the doors of our church building as a congregation. What will it be like when we finally return? Will you come to church? We may still have sanitizing, masks, social distancing, no singing, extra cleaning, and so forth. Will you step up and volunteer to be part of the team to make it all possible?
A congregation is like a family, lots of different people all busy with their lives, but with all pulling together, it works. However, if Mom ends up doing it all and the others just figuring that that’s what Mom’s do, things begin to fall apart.
Just think of all the things needing doing in our church family on a Sunday morning - the bulletins prepared and ready to hand out; someone (or more than one) on hand to welcome people coming in; people to take up and count the offering; sometimes Communion dishes to prepare before and to wash and put away after; coffee to make for coffee fellowship and sweets to share. So many things - I’m sure I missed quite a few.
And then there are all the things that need doing when it’s not Sunday - managing the rentals; organizing events; participating in the various ministries that do the on-going work of the church; and on and on. Sometimes it’s exhausting just thinking about it.
So, where do you fit in the life of your church community? This enforced break due to Covid-19 has kept us apart. What will our congregation be like when we finally are able to get together? Can we count on you to be there?