I would like to add clarity to the situation referred to in the Perspective of August 28 when I referenced satellite sites. Some have assumed we will not have a central site for next year.
The context was that in response to many people wanting to be all together, we planned, for the past two years (even before knowing about Covid) to support just one site. In previous years we had two locations.
However, with the pandemic and increased age-related health issues, more are finding that they simply cannot make the trip to one site. Consequently, a number of satellite sites are developing to receive streamed service. Typically, a meeting room is reserved, and people can gather to watch and hear the service on TV. Nothing will originate from a satellite site.
We will continue to have one location for everyone who is able to travel to attend. All the speakers will be at that site, and services will originate there and be streamed out as we usually do. We need as many people as can to attend at that site for all the usual reasons – fellowship where God has placed His name and to help offset the costs of venue rental.
This week I signed a contract for 2022 with the Residence Inn, River Ridge, Oxnard, CA. They took their prices back to the level of 2 years ago so we will take advantage of a hotel we are familiar with, which works very well for us. The majority of members live in California, so we are catering to that dynamic also.
For those not attending St. George, there is a recorded opening night message on the church website. It is posted under Messages submenu Feast of Tabernacles.
Recorded messages for each day will be in the same website location, later the same day.
Live-streamed services will be found at the usual location – Services submenu Live Stream.
Service times will be 10:30 am for morning services and 1:30 pm for the afternoon services and weekly Sabbath. Please note that these are Mountain Time, so you will need to adjust according to the time zone you will be in.
The Feast this year comes at a time when God’s people need the positive direction that the Holydays reveal to us. The backdrop of a rapidly deteriorating and changing world should help motivate us to seek first the kingdom.
I hope you can have a spiritually uplifting and strengthening Feast of Tabernacles.