Category Archives: Announcements

Ash Wednesday Services Tomorrow

We’ll have three options for observing Ash Wednesday tomorrow (February 17, 2021): an in-person service at 10:30 in the sanctuary that will be available on Facebook, Vimeo, and our website later in on the day (hopefully by 5:00 p.m.). We’ll also incorporate the Ash Wednesday liturgy into our 6:00 p.m. Zoom communion service. If you participate online from home, I would encourage you to gather some soil, or dirt, or dust if you can.

Reopening Team

The church council met last Monday (January 25, 2021). It was decided that a “Reopening Team” will be established to look at how and when to fully reopen and to evaluate where we are as a church. The team will pray and think about what we should bring back, what we should leave behind, and what we should begin.

Eugene Rogers has Died

Eugene Rogers has passed away. Please note that it is Keith Eugene Rogers, the man most of us knew as Eugene, who has passed away. His father Keith H. Rogers, whom most of us know as Keith, was the one who called to tell me about it. There will not be a church service, but Stan Norman will lead a graveside service on Friday, January 15, 2021, at the Abilene Cemetery.

Happy 2021!

Happy New Year! I pray 2021 will be an improvement over 2020. But I know that while God sometimes acts alone, more often than not, God sticks to the original plan and chooses to work through or with us, the human beings made in God’s image. I think whether or not 2021 is better than 2020 will depend on what use we make of God’s grace. As Augustine of Hippo reportedly said, “He that made us without ourselves, will not save us without ourselves.” We can’t do it by ourselves, but it is unlikely that God will do it without us. Let’s get to work.