Greetings to the members of St. John:
I thought I would take a few moments and address all members of St. John – Prairie Hill.
As I write this message, times in our nation are really changing. These are historical times as our country continues to be crippled by COVID-19. Most of us have never witnessed the closing of so many businesses, so many people unemployed, schools and universities closed, and church buildings empty. Shucks, did you ever believe that 4 people gathered together would be a crowd? Such are the times we live in.
Now for some current information about your church. I hope each of you are aware that St. John remains a very active church. No, we do not have gatherings at the church buildings; however, the work of the church continues. Your pastor and the church office remains open and very busy. Pastor has his weekly services online and on Facebook. I hope you are listening, watching and becoming an online worshiper. Johanna is as busy as ever paying bills and completing all forms of communications that are now more important to our church family.
Your church council continues to meet with our monthly meetings, also online. We continue to monitor the work of the church and maintain all the church properties. Please do not forget to give to your church as the church mission continues as we try remain a healthy, active congregation.
Last but certainly not least, a word about the St. John food pantry. This program is really growing, especially during this epic time. We are now serving over 50 families. These families receive food twice a month and this need is greater than ever before. God continues to bless this program.
My final prayer is that all of you will remain healthy and that your lives will be restored to normal, soon. I pray that better days are ahead and that we can again have Sunday morning services in the church building.
God bless each of you.