The below letter was mailed out May 13th for the 16th , but applies to May 23rd Also.
“The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,” (Exodus 34:6, ESV)
I have some news for you. As you may or may not have heard we held a Saturday Evening Service outside under the Cross in the U-shaped Drive last Saturday. I was super-excited! It was a glorious time Worshiping our Savior with one-another! The decision was announced on email and Facebook, but there was no time to mail and receive a letter for those who are not on the internet. We hope this letter reaches you in time for this Saturday. Here are the details:
- What: Saturday Sunset Service
- When: Saturday, May 16th (& 23rd) @ 6:30 PM (and for the remaining Saturday’s in May)
- Where: In front of the Worship Center, under the U-shaped Drive
Here are the Precautions we are asking people to follow to enable us to do this:
- BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS, bring extra for Seniors (no Chairs provided)
- 6 ft + SOCIAL DISTANCING between Family Units will be Enforced
- NO PHYSICAL CONTACT Beyond Your Family Unit
- STAY HOME IF SICK (with any type of sickness) or feel you are At-Risk
- Feel free and Encouraged to Wear Face Coverings
For those who are unable to join us or choose not to, we will be streaming this Service on Sunday morning at 10:30 am as usual.
The Saturday evening service will be cancelled if it is going to rain. We will announce cancellations via EMAIL and Facebook. If you are not on either, feel free to call the Church office by noon on Friday to see if we know we will be cancelling or not.
The Session (elders) are continuing to monitor the situation in our state and the lawsuits that are being filed on behalf of Churches. Given that things are fluid, our plans may change in upcoming weeks, and if they do we will communicate as we are able. Whatever the outcome of the policy changes, the Session believes that this next step of holding outdoor services is the best way to proceed for at least this week and probably the following.
Thank you for being so supportive of the difficult decisions we’ve had to make, which not only take into account our state laws, the health of our members, the care of our facility, and the resources to make and carry out the needed adjustments to worship in these changing contexts, and first and foremost the best way to Glorify God in this time. In times like this, I’m so glad we know who is in control!
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell thein. – Psalm 24:1