My dad died in January and with him went his numerous stories that hopefully we can remember and retell as a part of our family history . One story he would recall was his adventure aboard the Queen Mary. This luxury cruise liner was converted into a troop carrier during the World War II and Glenn Oliver was one of the passengers/soldiers traveling from Boston to Australia (or was it the Philippines?). Dad would tell us about the German U-Boats that followed them most of the way and how “The Queen” zigged and zagged throughout her journey so the ship could avoid being a casualty of a well placed German torpedo. The principle operating in this case… “its hard to hit an erratic moving target”.
The Corona Virus we are dealing with at the present time is a moving target and it is quite unpredictable. It seems we are learning something new about the ailment every day as we look at the vast numbers of sick and dead and watch as a free people struggle with isolation and regulations. We are crying out “do something”, “open our country up”, “close it down”, while some simply obsess on what is essential and what is not. In the midst of the pandemic we are trying to get a bead on this dangerous and mysterious enemy.
Your church staff, the deacons, the health promotion team, and church council have weighed in on the situation and we have put together our attempt to operate as church over the next few months. I ask for your patience and understanding as we try to “Hit a moving target”. Hopefully in our newsletter today you will find suggested time able for returning to corporate worship at PSBC. IT IS NOT PERFECT! It will be a tremendously and positively received by some and it will be rejected by others. We acknowledge that this is a fluid document that will probably have its share of revisions as the target (the virus) moves unprecedented time in the history of country and church. Keep The Goal in focus over the next few weeks and months. The PSBC family will be back together soon.
I miss you Poplar Springs!