Good Friday Afternoon All,
Well, it's Friday afternoon and Brother Jim and I have discussed 'what our church service at Hutchison United Methodist Church will be this coming Sunday, November 1st'. Several things to mention to you: The 'main' thing is a REMINDER to set your clock (s) back one hour before you go to bed Saturday nightso that you won't be to church too early on Sunday morning (I use the "FALL back & SPRING forward" to remind myself each clock changing time each year), it's COMMUNION Sunday and we'll be using the 'prepackaged elements' as we've done the last several months, and we'll be remembering those we've lost during this last year with our 'candle lighting' ceremony as we have in the past. Also, WE MUST CONTINUE to observe/adhere to the requested guidelines for our church gathering (wear a mask, maintain social distancing, etc.) as we've been doing. I repeat: PLEASE CONTINUE to WEAR your mask, gloves if you have them, and use sanitizer/disinfectant as you deem necessary. ALSO, just same family members occupying the same pew and keep the requested distance apart as much as possible. Folks, just like in the weeks before, we need YOUR cooperation in helping to stay within compliance to these guidelines. Our church service will begin at 11:00 a.m.. EST. Hope that you can attend with us, but DO NOT if YOU don't feel safe in doing so.
When you call around today and tomorrow to check on each other, PLEASE PASS the WORD around among members of our congregation regarding this requested procedure for our church service for this coming Sunday. Also, let's continue to Pray for our Great Country as we continue to deal with this 'coronavirus' pandemic. Thank You for your prayers for me during my surgeries on August 26th, September 11th, and September 30th. Things are going O.K. with my recovery at this time. My 'white cell' count has now been good for the last 3 weeks with no signs of any infection or inflammation. 7 more days to go on this 35 day program that I'm going through with an IV every morning. May God continue to Bless us ALL.
In Christian Love,
Earl B. Sosby, Jr. Chair-PPRC for 2020