Brothers and Sisters,
We don’t usually need instructions for our Sunday gatherings, but then again, these are strange times. First, here is the important information about our gathering tomorrow, Sunday, March 15–
Sunday School 10am is cancelled.
We will have Corporate Worship at 11am.
We ask that you enter the building through the Fellowship Hall entrance under the breezeway and proceed directly to the men’s and women’s restrooms to thoroughly wash your hands for 20 seconds. Afterward, head straight to the sanctuary doing your best not to touch any surfaces.
We ask households to sit together in separate pews.
A team will be sanitizing the building before and after the service.
If you are worried about contracting an infectious disease from our gathering either because of your age or because you are immuno-compromised, please do not feel guilty about staying home. We love you, and we will get information to you some other way.
If you are sick or your child is sick, please stay home. If you have any reason to believe you may have come into contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19, please stay home. We love you. And we will love you even more for caring for the health of the rest of the church body.
What to expect?
We will worship together. We will rehearse, relive, and remind one another of the Gospel together. We will seek the face of the Lord together. But we will do it without handshaking, plate-passing, or any person to person contact. If you need to talk to your kids before coming, please do so.
A few particular things will be different. Offering will not be collected during the service as per usual. Ushers will stand at the exit with the offering plate for you as you leave.
In the middle of the service, I will explain our plans for the next couple of weeks as a church.
John the Apostle reminds us in his first letter: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18). This is our goal, this is our aim: Love of God and love of neighbor. When we act together in love, we will not be afraid. May this be our attitude as we prepare to gather tomorrow.
Grace and peace,