By The Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg

With a few exceptions (including Kathy Evertsberg, Jo Forrest, Katie Lancaster, and John Sharp), none of you have been in the Sanctuary for divine worship since March 8. That is six months, 27 Sundays, and 188 days ago. The room feels a bit forsaken and forlorn.

For many, many local churches, it will continue to be that way for the foreseeable future. Remote worship is working so well for so many that many congregations find insufficient warrant to gather on campus just yet. In many places, just one option: online worship.

Beginning this Sunday, September 20, however, Kenilworth Union will offer you three worship formats:

8:30 in the Memorial Garden (which we’ve been doing since July 5)
9:30 online (archived afterward on YouTube)
10:30 in the Sanctuary (maximum 50, reservations required)

 Many, many of you have been kind enough to tell Church Leaders how well virtual worship is working for your families, and we’re glad for that, but some of us are eager to start creeping back together again.

September 20 will be unlike any Homecoming Sunday since maybe 1918, but I am looking forward to seeing a few of you I haven’t seen since the weirdest St. Patrick’s Day weekend I can remember.  Welcome back! I’ve missed you!