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The recent spike in coronavirus in Madison County is abating. The rolling 14-day average of positivity percentages in Madison County has fallen below 15%.  As a result, the session has voted to resume in-person worship.  We will continue to require that masks be worn and social distancing will be enforced.  We urge you to make the decision to worship in-person based on your individual health consideration and as you feel God leading you.

If in-person worship is not for you, you can still join us for worship! We will continue to be the church! Worship leaders (and audio/visual volunteers) will be in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings to lead worship. The services will broadcast (i.e., live streamed) from the sanctuary via Facebook Live. We encourage you to worship with us even if you can't be with us in-person! 
You do not need to subscribe to or "join" Facebook to be able to watch the live stream on the church's Facebook page. If you want to receive notices when we go live, just follow us on our Facebook page.  Click here for the link: 1UPCWinterset
Let's all join in prayer for those suffering from illnesses related to the virus, for those grieving the loss of loved ones, for nurses and doctors and other medical professionals working to help and heal, for those working to create a safe and effective vaccine, for our entire congregation, and for the worship leaders with deep gratitude for their efforts. 
As frustrating as this is, remember that we are not alone. Many other Winterset churches are struggling with the same decision, including  First Christian Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church, and First United Methodist Church, and other churches in our presbytery that have only recently resumed in-person services have done the same. We are also "Not Alone" in a much deeper sense! God is with us in this. The hymn "For All the Saints" says, "We feebly struggle," and, yes, it sure feels like that in the midst of all this. But as we struggle, God is with us. Our help is in the name of the Lord. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in troubling times. 
As always, stay connected and feel free to call or text Pastor Randy if you have questions or concerns.