Changes in worship

Dear Glen Mar friends,

Our Saturday Night Live Vespers Service is a real blessing that I look forward to each week. We have folks in lawn chairs worshipping and folks in their cars worshipping on the radio. The perfect "soul feeding" opportunity on a Saturday evening! As I write this, we are waiting to see if the moisture from Hurricane Laura will cancel this week's gathering. If we cancel, I'll send out a notice through the signup genius to all who registered. Looking ahead, starting on Sept. 5, we will move the SNL service from 7 pm to 5 pm (so we will be able to see - the sun is setting earlier and earlier each week).

Our Task Force for Re-Entering Well is planning to begin "livestreaming" parts of our worship service from our Spirit Center! We will not have "worshippers" there - just a few of our tech folks needed to livestream, and the participants in the service itself. We'll have folks singing the way we are now, recorded from wherever they are, since we want to avoid the dangers associated with singing indoors. Your experience of worship will be similar to how it is now...So, please continue to stay home to worship with us online, but know that we will be preaching and praying (and sometimes playing music) from a place you will recognize (that's not my red couch).

Speaking of gathering, the Task Force wanted to just touch base with you to see how you are feeling about the idea of gathering inside the building. We know what County guidelines are, and we are also wanting to absolutely prioritize health and safety. When we are ready to gather indoors, it will not be in large groups, it will involve masks, and social distancing, and is likely to feel very different than pre-COVID times. Will you do me a favor and let me know what you think in this short set of questions? Click here.

This is not a "vote" and does not represent "what we are going to do." We just want to know how you feel and what you are ready to do. No matter what, you can count on a weekly online worship, great pastoral care, Bible studies, and mission and service opportunities, because that's who we are at Glen Mar!

We're finishing our Playdate With Jesus on Sunday and getting ready for a Blessing of the Chromebooks on 9/6. You don't want to miss it!

See you online and on Saturdays,