25 Feb Welcome to the weekend!
Happy Friday night everyone!
Just a few quick words before we head off into our weekend schedules…As promised by our Premier…the SARS-CoVID-2 restrictions are lifting some more…From the NSW Health website:
Anyone can attend a wedding, funeral or place of worship.
- You are not required to be fully vaccinated or carry vaccination evidence.
- Face masks are not required for indoor premises.
- COVID-19 Safe Check-in is not required at places of worship, funerals, memorial services, or gatherings afterwards.
I want to call attention to the “nots.”
By now, everyone knows what to do to be vaccinated…particularly as another vaccine (a more traditional type) is rolled out across Australia beginning this week. We’ve all had adequate information and time to make our decisions in consultation with our GPs. And if you’ve chosen to not be vaccinated, I expect you to do everything in your power to remain healthy & to protect the vulnerable in our community.
I’m going to presume some folks will continue to feel more comfortable wearing a mask for a few more weeks. We’ll still have them available along with hand sanitizer. I think this is a matter of personal preference at this point and Romans 14 tells me that in matters of conscience…we treat one another with large measures of respect & forbearance & forgiveness as needed.
Along with the lifted limits on numbers we’re getting pretty close to “normal.” Let’s thank God for that & continue to pray for one another & our elected leaders as we move toward a more favourable footing.
Beyond that…this week is the final Sunday in the season of Epiphany and will lead us into Lent.
Ash Wednesday is this coming week, 2nd March. Worship with Imposition of Ashes & Holy Communion is at 7:00 p.m. at the Guide Hall.
Looking forward to another full house this week and let’s hope Wednesday evening as well.
Be safe & blessed as we gather again according to God’s word!