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Dear Thurmont Family & Friends,
We will continue to worship outside around the church pavilion at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. TUMC is blessed to have such a great outdoor space. We will continue to practice social distancing guidelines and you are encouraged to wear a mask. If you are uncomfortable about gathering at this time — no worries. We will still be live streaming on Facebook and Instagram and uploading to YouTube and at www.thurmontchurch.org. In the event of rain, please join the live stream. So bring your lawn chair and prepare to gather. See you soon!
A few folks in our 9:00 a.m. traditional worship service have approached me expressing sadness in not being able to hear beautiful organ music on Sunday mornings. We at Thurmont UMC are very blessed to have Lana Sorenson Emery who is a very gifted organist. I spoke with Lana and she has agreed to begin playing for the 9:00 a.m. service again. Because the worship service will be in the sanctuary, we will be required to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and there can be no singing. Yet, we can enjoy Lana’s beautiful organ music. There will be prayers, Scripture, and a message and we will celebrate Holy Communion in the pews together. I’m excited to offer this worship experience in addition to the 10:30 a.m. outside service that will continue to livestream on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and be uploaded on the church website. Our 9:00 a.m. worship service will begin on Sunday, July 5th.
Grace & Peace,