In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the One God, Amen
The peace and love of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ be with you all.
It truly has been a long road and we have all been through some real difficult ups and downs during the last two years. COVID has been a plague that took many of our loved ones and a lot of our freedom and for some it also took the ability to provide for our families and our jobs. It has made us afraid to connect with one another and to be around other family members and friends. There is no doubt that each of us has been impacted in a different way but we have all suffered together from this terrible virus.
I am sure that we have all learned a lot and grew in many positive ways.
By the grace of God, over the past few months, we have seen the number of cases in NJ decrease and the rate of transmission slow down. This is a great sign that we have been doing our part and that we are approaching the end of this pandemic.
I am really happy to say that we can now begin to go mask optional in the church during all church services. This means that each individual can decide what is best for them and what makes them comfortable. Of course, if you would like to wear your mask, you can still wear it but there is no restriction on masks. If you have any concerns, please feel free to speak to me and we can work together to reach the appropriate comfort level.
As of Wednesday March 23 the mask requirement is being lifted.
Please note (as always) that if you are experiencing any symptoms, please stay home.
May the Lord reward you all for your patience and your cooperation during the past 2 years which I really appreciate. May God continue to protect His children and His church.
God bless you and be safe in the Lord.