Update on Worship and Covid-19 as of December 31, 2021
Dear Beloved Community,
On this cusp of a New Year I believe we are all looking towards 2022 anticipating hope and healing. As we reflect on the difficulties and loss associated with 2021 I pray we also celebrate the joy found in the creative way we were church together. The pandemic is teaching us much about resilience and also about the need to care for and support one another even when we cannot be together. Plymouth has strived mightily to accomplish this, and I give thanks for each one of you and the gifts you bring to our collective endeavor.
Because of the current COVID situation in Hennepin County and the wider community, and due to the way COVID is affecting our staff, we will be livestreaming worship only on January 2. The sanctuary will not be open to the congregation. Thank you for your understanding and enjoy worship from your home at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. via Facebook or YouTube. Recordings of both services will be posted later on Sunday for your viewing as well. There will be NO Sundays at 5 service this Sunday, January 2.
Due to confirmed information, all present for any of the Christmas Eve services on December 24 were potentially exposed to Covid-19. If you were in attendance at any of our Christmas Eve services, please read the Covid Exposure Notification here.
Friends, this is my last correspondence with you for 2021. As we move through this uncertain time, I am grateful for our church and the grounding a spiritual community provides. One of my favorite prayers is actually a good mantra… I encourage you to pray this with me in the New Year: “I do not know what the future holds, yet I know God holds the future.” Indeed, may it be so.
May we be people of hope, may we be kind and caring, may we remain faithful in community.
Blessings and love to you, dear ones.
Rev. Beth Hoffman Faeth
Minister for Congregational Care and Worship