Al Buss here. Rob called and asked if I would be willing to share with you how this current COVID-19 pandemic situation has affected me and my family.
First off, I wanted to let you know that I am in my second year as a member of your church council and serve as your “At Large” representative. My job is to hold a meeting on the Sunday after our council meeting to report on actions or discussions that have taken place. Other council members often attend and provide additional input. I’m always thankful for their support.
Please know that during this “time away” from our normal gathering place of worship, you can still ask those questions or make those suggestions by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soooo….how has this almost total shut-in affected us? My wife, Audrey finally taught me the card game called “Hand & Foot”. Pretty straight forward game with lots of luck involved. So far, I have managed to only win one game. The losses keep mounting; however, since I am not a “sore” loser, I can take it. Once in a while we may play a little cribbage at which I am not very good.
We both have our favorite shows that we watch, once in a while they happen to be the same show-Blue Bloods. I find westerns more to my liking than cooking shows. I also find the internet/computers to be very frustrating at times but those frustrations remind me of what life was like without them. It is amazing what progress and changes have occurred in our lifetimes.
With the temperatures warming up I am looking forward to preparing the ground for planting flowers and a few vegetables and of course, “goin’ fishin”.
More importantly that all of that, I find that I am thinking more and more about the different kinds of trials and tribulations so many people are faced with every day. I think of the problems my girls and their families are facing during this pandemic.
Being connected to St. Luke’s helps me remember that. ~Al Buss
Thanks to Rob, Stephanie, Sean, our church staff, the readers, the singers, Greg’s piano and Lori’s talents that help keep me connected to God through St. Luke’s.
Al Buss, Church Council, At-Large