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Pastor Ralph's
Weekly Update
July 1, 2020

Greetings, CHLC family and friends,

This coming Sunday, July 5, is the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. This is also a holiday weekend as our nation celebrates Independence Day on Saturday. I pray that you have a safe and enjoyable weekend, even if it is a little different from other years. We plan to be with family in Northwest Ohio doing our best to socially distance and keep everyone healthy and safe. Having 17 people coming from all over Ohio, gathering in one house is a challenge, but we will have the AC turned off (hot!!!!) and the windows open and fans keeping the air fresh. Most of the time we plan to be outside, and a number of family members are going to sleep in tents in the backyard. It will be different, but the important thing will be spending time with each other ... six feet apart!!!

I want to thank in advance my son, Colin, who will be assisting Anne and me with worship this week. Colin will run the camera, read the lessons, and edit the final product as we "pre-record" it Thursday afternoon. I will share it on our Facebook group Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. and send it out as a link to our email group then as well. One unique benefit to this situation is to have a holiday weekend away without a week leading worship and preaching!

The CRC Kid's Club will return for a scaled-down, one-month long summer session beginning Monday, August 6. They have lots of protocols in place for distancing, PPE, handwashing, sanitizing, etc. We will see how it goes and what we can begin to have in our building in the not too distant future.

I am keeping it short this week, but rest assured, you are all in my prayers during this time. We lift our nation and our world up, placing them into God's hands as we do what we can to love our neighbors and love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength.

Here is the link to the video version of this update:

God bless you all!