Have you ever been locked out of your house? Do you remember your reaction?
When I was a third-grader, I came home to locked doors, front and back. Snow was falling and swirling around me. I was so mad, I stubbornly burrowed into the snow piling up at the door. While I waited for Mom to get home, I worked on my speech of righteous indignation.
I recall this now as we face another month of being “locked out” of our chapel. What is our response to health restrictions on our chapel use? Especially, as we begin our Stewardship Campaign, what does a locked and empty chapel mean for our church?
The chapel may be empty, but our church is strong!
This Sunday we launch our Stewardship campaign and sermon series, “Empty Chapel/Strong Church.” For the next four weeks we’ll explore Christ’s call to ministry that takes us out of the building. We begin with the story of Jonah, who resists God’s call to preach repentance to those outside of Israel.
You know what happens to him!