This past Sunday was a snowy one! I am grateful for all the people who chipped in to make sure people who came to worship could park their cars and walk into the building with as much safety and comfort as possible. We worshiped, celebrated a baptism and welcomed new members. It was a joyful day punctuated by the sun that burst out just as worship was getting over, it seemed.
Sunday raised a question I want to answer for you. It is my intention to gather for worship every Sunday for anyone who is able to come. That means, you can assume we will worship on Sunday morning and if you can safely make it to worship, we hope you will. Only twice in 25 years of ministry have I cancelled worship, and one of those times was 2 years ago when we had a literal blizzard in the Twin Cities on Sunday morning. (I hope that doesn’t happen again!) You can assume we will gather for worship at 10 am every Sunday of the year. Please make the best decision you can about the safety of your travel.
This is a good time to remember our weekday weather policy. If the Eden Prairie Schools are closed or close early, the church building will also be closed and all activities will be cancelled. We don’t want to keep you guessing. Having a clear policy is one way to make sure you don’t have to wonder.
Today it’s bitterly cold. Sunday brought a dumping of snow just as we were coming to worship. Who knows what each day will bring from our weather. But we are Minnesotans and we have come to expect changing weather conditions. We make jokes about it! But we don’t’ want you to have to guess about what the changing weather will mean at Eden Prairie UMC. If you ever have weather related questions for which these two policies don’t provide the answer, give me a call.
Stay warm today, inside and out!
Pastor Becky Jo Messenbrink