God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change…
And the earth has certainly changed. Joining in digital worship is a change for many of us. But what has changed illuminates what has not. This congregation you’re worshipping with now might have had to make changes in how it reaches out to those who are sick or home bound, but the commitment to hold them in its care has remained the same. Perhaps this Congregation has had to reinvent how it supplies food for those who are hungry or other support for those in need, but it’s commitment to those who are vulnerable has likely increased, not decreased. And this worship service you’re participating in now is likely the culmination of countless hours of learning new tools and probably more outtakes than anyone wants to admit, but here we are, engaged in the corporate worship of God, like a river of connection in a parched and isolated land, making Glad the city of God.
Your support of this congregation’s ministry is more important than ever. Not only does this congregation continue supporting its ministries of faith formation, compassionate service, and worship, but also the community, compassion and connection that the church uniquely provides. Please give generously using any of the means shared on this video, or on the church’s online presence. In the midst of even this, our God is with us, the God we have always sought to serve, the God we will continue to serve into the future. We are the church, together.