We are meeting for church services in person again!! The picture above is from this past Sunday at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church. It wasn’t quite the same experience as before the quarantine: the congregation was quite sparse and tape on the pews and near the communion rails helped us all to distance properly. It will probably take some time before everyone feels comfortable returning to the services and before the precautions are lifted. But it was nice to be together despite these changes.
From what I hear, the congregations in the USA are facing the same challenges that we are in Russia as pastors and church workers try to wisely find ways to gather again for the Divine Service. Take a minute to read my latest newsletter to see how the church has been responding to the changes and how God has been working in this time. I appreciate your prayers as always!