On Thursday, March 26th, Bishop John Chapman issued a second pastoral letter in response to COVID-19. This letter is attached below.
In it, Bishop Chapman formally advises us that our communal liturgies, our in-person gatherings, are on hold until further notice. Unfortunately this means we will not be gathering in our buildings for Holy Week and Easter - we do not yet know when it will be safe for us together in-person again.
The Parish of the Valley Clergy Team is already in conversation about how we mark those important days in our faith, so please watch our newsletters and our website for those details. Once planned, we will also be in touch about how to get that information to those in our communities who are not online.
As always, we are so grateful for the ministry that everyone in the parish is sharing in together as you reach out to each other over the phone to check in, share news, and keep connected. We truly are living into being the Body of Christ together in new ways as we seek to continue to hold onto our faith in these uncertain times.
Please take the time to read the attached letter from Bishop Chapman.