Dear members and friends of Angelica,
May the peace that passes understanding be yours through our Lord Jesus Christ! As you know, public health guidance now calls for social distancing, at least through April 30. As a result, we are suspending our worship services through the end of April. Also, all activities during these times are postponed (Pewabic Pottery tour, Over 50 Cards group, etc.).
Until we are able to gather together again, we would like to stay connected as fellow members of the body of Christ.
Even as we pray “Not my will but Thine be done,” we ask God to deliver each of you and your loved ones.
We ask God’s mercy to shorten the duration and severity of this pandemic around the world.
We ask His protection for all who care for the sick, and His wisdom for all in positions of leadership.
We plan to send emails with the Sunday and Wednesday service folders attached, so that all of us can read the Scripture passages and pray the prayers at home, and read or sing the hymns as well. (If Patty does not have your current email address, please send it to her.)
We will post updates here on Angelica’s website and on Angelica’s Facebook page. We urge our members to remain in contact with us with any prayer requests, suggestions, or concerns. Do not hesitate to call or email Pastor or Patty, or leave a message on the church phone. Patty will check in to the office periodically during the week.
Finally, if you would like to mail in your offering, mail service is continuing at the church.
“We rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. …
God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.”
(Romans 5:2b-5, 8-9)