Living the Love We Profess
Dear Spry Family,
This is a big weekend for our church! We wrap up our FAQ series as we look at the question, "Why aren't more Christians more like Jesus?" This series has been based on questions submitted by people from our church and community when we asked for common questions about faith and life. Again, thanks to all who shared questions!
In full transparency, no one submitted a question on this topic per se--so the Preaching Team and I decided to add it. Here's why: whether we realize it or not, many people today wonder about the problem of Christian hypocrisy. This is especially true of those who aren't connected to any church. Sometimes they see people who identify as Christians acting in ways that don't look or sound much like Jesus. That can be a huge barrier to people getting connected in a church family, and it can hinder our mission of reaching people for Jesus and making disciples of Jesus. This topic deserves our attention, especially the related question of how you and I can be more like Jesus.
In worship this weekend we'll also recognize our graduates with a video in all our services as well as congratulating those who join us in person. And we'll celebrate Pentecost, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the start of the church. That's actually the key to you and me becoming more like Jesus and living the love we profess. Join us in worship as we learn how. For those coming to worship in person, consider attending our Pentecost breakfast in between services at each campus (9:30-10:20 at Pine Grove and 10-10:50 at School St.).
Finally, see below for the updated policy released earlier this week by the Church Council.
See you in worship!
Effective Sunday, May 23rd, we are adopting the current CDC guidelines which state that individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may be present at public gatherings, including worship, without masks. Unvaccinated individuals will continue to be required to mask. Everyone at Spry Church is encouraged to continue to wear masks regardless of vaccination status due to the presence of children and others who do not have access to the vaccine.
Exceptions to this policy apply to the areas of children's and youth ministry, where staff, volunteers, and students under the age of 18 (in keeping with the local schools' policies) will still be required to wear masks indoors in order to protect minors, most of whom have not yet been given access to the vaccine.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.