This was a full week so far. While my schedule is not typical, it remains packed with activity. Sometimes I feel like the man who said to his friend in the passenger seat as they were traveling to their meeting destination, “I have no idea where we are, but I’m making great time.” Maybe you feel that way right now; lots of commotion, but you’re not sure if you are making any progress.
Today, I feel as though I am finally at a place that I can tell you about a special activity planned for this Sunday at Blainsport. Yes, you read that sentence right, “at Blainsport.” After making some arrangements this week, and finally running through the plan with our police department, we are set to have a “drive-thru” prayer and blessing time at our church building. This Sunday, from 10:00 AM—11:30 AM, Jon and Anita, Cheryl, and I will spend some time praying with you. Everyone will need to remain in their vehicles as they form a line to the carport where we will pray with and for you.
Ed and Janet will plan to welcome you and give some instructions when you enter the driveway (closest to the pavilion). You will circle around the back of the building to join us at the carport. You must remain in your vehicle to honor the “social distancing” and guidelines in place by the State of Pennsylvania. The building will remain closed, but it gives us a chance to “be together.” Be sure to greet others with a wave. Also remain patient in line—no horn honking (I guess this is where I insert “LOL” – if you don’t get the initialism, ask your kids or grandkids).
Similar to the government offering phases to reopen the economy, this is phase one of returning to church. If you do not feel comfortable joining us in this way, please do not feel bad about it. We understand that some of us must remain on guard during this time; know your limits, and we will respect you for your choice.
Hopefully, we will see you on Sunday morning, albeit for a few minutes.
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Eric grew up in the little town of Gibraltar, PA with his grandparents. He met his wife Cheryl while working at Good’s Greenhouse in Bowmansville, PA. He has three adult children and values watching them grow into the people God wants them to be.