Just when we had started thinking winter might just pass us by and the Covid virus might be receding, it has proven to be a challenging week. Although Dave and I are still in Florida we have been watching and hearing about the closings and weather that has been plaguing Greencastle. Just before the storm made its way to Putnam County, Rev. Kelsey, who was scheduled to be with us this week, contacted Jim and me to let us know she and one of her children had tested positive for Covid. Would we have church on Sunday? Could we make accommodations to alter the already printed service bulletins to transition to Morning Prayer and could we hopefully get the parking lot and drives plowed, sidewalks and entrances cleared and salted for the stalwart who might join together in the sanctuary on Sunday?
For those who worshiped at St. Andrew’s this week, you know that there was parking and safe walkways and stairs surrounding the church. The very talented and always flexible, Albrecht, was at the organ and your Junior Warden, Jim Mannon, officiated the service.
St. Andrew’s is an incredible community of loving and giving Christians who inevitably find ways to “make things happen.” My sincere thanks to Albrecht, Jim, our choir members, Thom, Caroline and Orcenith. You all made the morning happen and gave everyone a special place and time to thank God for our many, many blessings.
We are looking forward to being back with you next week.