Covid-19 Update: May 12,2020
March 15th was the last Sunday that we were fully able to participate in an in-person worship gathering. During the last 7 Sundays, we have sought to provide you with an online worship experience that was encouraging and honoring to the Lord. Many of you are craving fellowship and corporate worship. There are many of you also who feel that it is too soon to gather in large crowds. Both of these stances are greatly respected and appreciated.
With that, we will reopen the Sanctuary for corporate worship starting Sunday, May 10.
Our priority in this reopening is to provide a clean and safe environment, being mindful of health needs and issues. We are not sure how long the following measures will need to be in place, but we anticipate this is the reality going forward through the summer. Back-to-normal operations will likely resume slowly and in phases, so be patient with us during this process.
We are taking the following steps to prepare our facilities for safe use:
- Cleaning and sanitizing of the sanctuary.
- Closing off every other pew to help with social distancing.
- Masks will be made available for those who desire them.
For those who decide to attend in person, please note:
- AM Service only (No Sunday School) – We will have a simple worship service each week. Due to social distancing and other concerns, the service will be simple and minimally staffed.
- The sanctuary will be the only part of the facility that people will be permitted to enter. Please enter through the front doors. Restrooms available for emergency use only.
- Social distancing guidelines will be in place and everyone in attendance will be expected to honor such guidelines. (Maintaining 6 feet of distance between you and those who do not live with you)
- There will be no nursery provided during the worship service.
- No passing of the offering plate – We will have plates or other receptacles available for the safe distribution of tithes and offerings.
- We will still be recording the services for those worshipping online. It will be posted later in the afternoon on FB and our website.
- Medically fragile and anyone experiencing any symptoms of illness are encouraged to stay home.
Whether you choose to join us this Sunday or continue to worship online, I encourage you to keep on connecting with one another by phone or text, to love your neighbors, to give generously, and to live out your faith for the glory of God.
I am confident that our sovereign God is working “all things according to the counsel of his will” (Eph.1:11b, ESV) and that as we trust him and obey him, he will show us a wise way forward.