It is my sincerest hope that you and your loved ones have had a very merry Christmas and a happy start to the New Year. Although this is certainly the strangest Christmas that I can remember, I pray that yours has been filled with the love of Jesus and joy shared with friends and family.
While I am disappointed that we have not been able to celebrate Advent or the Christmas season in quite the way we'd like, I still extend my thanks to all those who helped make my first Christmas in Chesapeake City truly wonderful. I consider it a blessing to have been able to spend this time in our church and town, even if that time looks a little different because of COVID-19.
One difference caused by COVID-19 that will continue on is our live stream for Sunday morning worship. For the time being, we will continue to live stream Sunday morning worship at 10:00 am on the church's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/chesapeakecityumc), with a recording posted to the church's website (www.chesapeakecityumc.com/pastors-page) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/channel/UColyXqtzeZrAu3FNkIk_spA/featured) the following afternoon. We hope to be able to return to in-person, indoor worship soon, but given the continuing presence of COVID-19 at the writing of this letter, we cannot yet determine when this will be. I ask us all to continue to be in prayer daily for all those infected or affected by COVID-19.
As we go forward into another somewhat uncertain month, as the joy and light of Christmas seem further away as time continues on, I challenge us to keep a Christmas spirit kindled in our hearts and souls though time continues on. As John chapter 1 reminds us, Jesus is the light of the world that shines ever on in the darkness. As people of faith we know and celebrate the fact that the darkness has not overcome the glorious light of our Lord. This is something we must be mindful of not just during the Christmas season, but the whole year round. So as the cold and dark of winter continue on, let us all remind ourselves and one another that the Light of Life shines on in us and in the world through Jesus.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Sam Mitchell
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12/20/2020 Virtual Worship at Trinity
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10/11/2020 Outdoor Worship at Town Point
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