COMMUNION AT WOODFOREST DURING THE PANDEMIC
At the last Session meeting we discussed implementing communion in worship once again. Many folks have told me of the loss they feel in their hearts because they have not had communion in months. I feel it too. However, we are also mindful of the rise COVID-19 cases again and must be faithful to our ordination vows to promote the welfare of the people. This does not mean communion cannot happen. This is what we propose:
We recognize that this is not the service to which we are accustomed. But we also believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is present as we celebrate together. The manner in which we are served is not where the mystery lies. It is in the power of the Holy Spirit which transforms us into the Body of Christ on earth as we share the bread and wine in Jesus’ name. We pray that you will join us in doing this with joy!
Rev. Helen Rose
Following the service on 6/7/2020, Reverend Helen Rose Moore convened a Congregational Meeting. The purpose of the Congregational meeting was to elect an Interim Pastor Nominating Committee. Proctors (seen above) were standing by to record the votes by cell phone. The motion is introduced here. Then we broke for the voting process, and resumed to report the results here.
On June 7, 2020, we began broadcasting from our own sanctuary again, with Reverend Helen Rose Moore preaching on "Christ in the Chaos". See the video here. Rev. Moore has graciously agreed to serve as the Moderator of our Session, as we begin our search for a new pastor.
Woodforest Presbyterian Church gathered again on Facebook Live for a virtual worship service celebrating Pentecost - for which everyone wore flame-red! See the video (here) that marks Cassandra's last day as our minister. She is the longest-serving minister in the history of Woodforest Church. We pray for all of us on our new, and separate, paths.
Happy Mother's Day! Woodforest Presbyterian Church celebrated the Fifth Sunday of Easter - and Mother's Day - together on Facebook Live. See the service here.
Even though churches now have permission to meet in person, Woodforest Presbyterian is going to take extra precautions. We plan to worship together on Facebook Live until further notice. Please forward your prayer concerns to Cassandra at 713-444-1254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.