Our annual Thanksgiving activity has been to drive to the Champlain Lookout. My brother comes from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and we spend time taking drives and talking and talking. It's about the only time, now that our parents have passed away, that we are together for any amount of time.
This year, like for many other people, will be different. We text and talk and Email, but it's not quite the same as having hugs, sharing time and making memories together. Keeping in touch is important to us.
Our church family is in the same family. While we hoped to have the building open in September, we were not able to meet the restrictions for re-opening. Now, as I write this, Covid-19 cases in the area are increasing again. It looks highly unlikely that we will be able to get together even for Thanksgiving.
Will we be able to hold a Christmas Eve service in the sanctuary this year? We don't know, but are aiming for it. Keep well - if everyone wore masks and kept six feet apart and stayed home when not feeling well, we might just beat this virus sooner than later.
Continue to pray, please, for the end of Covid-19.