May the Peace of Christ be with you!
On Sunday, March 15th Gov Baker made an announcement which among other things included an order instructing that there are to be no gatherings of 25 or more in any one space at a time. This order is in effect from March 16th through Sunday, April 5th. He was very clear to say that churches and other faith communities should suspend activities during this time. For all gatherings, we are to practice social distancing. This means that any given room should never be at more than 1/2 capacity and all the people in the room should be at least 6 feet from each other.
I know that it is a very rare occasion when our worship reaches 25, but in light of all the other recommendations, I think it would be best practice for us to continue to host a Facebook Live service until the ban on public meetings is lifted.
Which means, with how things stand at this time, when next we gather we can look forward to celebrating the hope and new life of the Resurrection. Also in an attempt to participate in best practices concerning social distancing, we will not have Bible Study or Prayer Meeting during this time.
It is my current plan to not only do the Live service on Sundays, but create other content, such as Bible studies, and prayers that will go up on the Facebook page and my Blog. I will also work to keep the website up to date. The links to the Church Facebook Page, the Church Website and my Blog are included at the bottom. For those of you who do not have access to Facebook, Mike and I are working to come up with a way for you to get any videos we create.
During this time, the church will need to continue to keep up with its bills. If it is at all possible, it would be good if you could mail your weekly tithes and offerings to the church during these weeks.
If you need any help; if you need Mike and I to run errands for you, bring you a meal or anything else please do not hesitate to contact us. We are your pastors and want to be here for you during this time of uncertainty.
Before I close.
In times like these we can continue to trust God in all things at all times. God is the God who is with us in all things an through all things. God has always been faithful to us and will continue to be faithful to us. During these long weeks of working to keep away from each other, let us remember to turn to God in prayer. Covid-19 will not be victorious, Christ is victorious in all things. As we are the church scattered, throughout these weeks let us commit to doing one thing in unity even as we are apart. Let us as a faith community commit to pausing to pray at the 19th hour, (7:00 pm) for all those affected by Covid-19. Let us unite in prayer for our friends, our families, our community, our nation and our world, as we all move through this global crises.
Thank you all.
Pastor Kaza Fraley