Letter from Pastor Jon
Chapel in the Pines Family,
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a number of challenges for our church, as well as churches all around the world, to navigate. It has forced us to be flexible and adaptable to what feels like an ever-changing situation. There is no seminary class on how to pastor during a pandemic, and there is no introductory course on how to be a church Leadership Team during a pandemic, so we greatly appreciate all your generous flexibility as we navigate this all together. I personally am proud of how this church and our leadership have handled all that has come our way. I believe we have done our best to stay focused on our mission to: Love God, Love Others, and Serve Others.
In the spirit of our mission to Love God, Love Others and Serve Others, we encourage you to follow the state guidelines when you are attending services or other gatherings at Chapel in the Pines. For those who are particularly vulnerable we ask that you use caution when deciding if attending in person worship is right for you at this time. We are grateful for our tech team and that LiveStream worship continues to be an excellent option for those who are not able to attend in person.
Finally, I want to ask you to be reaching out to your neighbors, near and far, with the hope, peace, joy, and love of Christ. Be thinking of tangible ways you can be loving others.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
Pastor Jon Dietrich
and the Chapel Leadership Team