The Commandments

Earlier this week, I attended a Torah study on Zoom. I really know too little of the Hebrew scriptures and Jewish traditions, so I hope to attend more sessions. The rabbi who was leading the session talked for just a couple of minutes about the ten commandments. I had not thought of the commandments in quite some time, but when she said that the commandments were given to the people in order for them to stay in contact with God it made sense. I begin to think that if we try to adhere to them, the commandments might also help us to stay in right relationship with one another. On Sunday, let us take a look at these ancient commandments and explore if they are still pertinent today. If you want to read ahead, you can look at Exodus 20:1-14 and Deuteronomy 5:6-18.

While not necessarily commandments, here are the guidelines for our in person worship. We continue to ask that everyone to adhere to these protocols for the health and safety of the community. If for some reason you cannot, we ask that you join us via Zoom.

  1. We will continue to meet outside. We won’t be singing, but Rusty and Richard will alternate Sundays to play piano for us.
  2. No gathering in Room 1 and no sharing of food. However, all are welcome to bring their own lunch or snacks. Bringing your own filled water bottle is highly recommended.
  3. Physical distancing is to be maintained. If you have not been vaccinated, please wear a mask. May we all do what we can to make certain everyone can stay healthy.

God continues to call God’s people together. Thank you for continuing to faithfully tithe to the community. You can bring your donations to the worship service, or mail your checks to the address at the bottom of this newsletter.


Rev. Sue Ann

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