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Worship Update and Holiday Planning

In today’s blog, I want to give you (1) an update on our weekly worship gatherings and (2) our plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Worship Update.  We began to re-gather for in-person, on-campus worship on Sunday, June 14.  So far, so good.

In fact, this past Sunday we welcomed 892 worshipers on campus.  At the same time, about 920 worshipers participated online.

So, if because of your age or health situation it’s wisest and best for you to continue to worship with us online only, please do so with my understanding, blessing, and encouragement.

But, if you are re-engaging most every other area of life (school, work, extracurricular activities with your kids), then I hope you will make your reservation now and join us for in-person, on-campus worship at Ingleside (seating is limited to 25% of capacity, we practice social distancing, and face coverings are strongly encouraged).

Scripture is clear.  It’s good for us and glorifies God when we gather in Jesus’ name (Hebrews 10:24-25).

So, I look forward to worshiping with you in-person or online this Sunday!

Holiday Planning.  As we near the end of September, I want you to be aware of some key dates related to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • First, we do plan to have our Thanksgiving Celebration Service on Tuesday night, November 24, at 6:30 p.m. (by reservation, limited to 400 in the Worship Center). But there will be no fellowship meal beforehand.
  • Second, we do not plan to have our Staff-Senior Adult Worship Service and Luncheon on Friday, November 20.
  • Third we do not plan to have our Christmas Musical Celebration weekend on December 11-13. Instead we plan to broadcast on TV and/or livestream an hour-long program of highlight moments from recent Christmas Musical presentations. More details to follow.
  • Fourth, we do plan to have at least five on-campus, in-person Christmas Eve services (by reservation, limited to 400 in the Worship Center) with live nativity at 1:00, 2:30, 4:00, 5:30, and 7:00 p.m. At least one of these services will be livestreamed as well. More details to follow.

If course, if circumstances change, our plans will be revised appropriately.  Pray that the Lord would continue to give us good discernment, wisdom, and direction.

I’m very grateful for you and your partnership in the gospel.  And, I’m convinced that the best is yet to come!

Your Pastor and Friend,
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