We have begun to regather – please read the information below very carefully.
Our livestream is still available Sundays at 9:00am and Wednesdays at 7:00pm.
“Enter His gates with
After six months of not meeting as a full congregation I am very happy to say we are ready to invite whomever is comfortable to return to our church building to worship the living God with us!
The last two weeks of meeting with half our congregation went well and the Covid-19 numbers continue to fall in our state. Out of love for you the congregation, we the elders have and continue to be cautious for your safety. And so, our re-gathering will be phased in with precautions still in place but we look forward to the day as soon as possible when we can return to normal.
Our worship room (multi-purpose room) will stay set up as it has been for the last two weeks. Rows are distanced six-feet apart. However, because there will be more people than the last two weeks it is very possible that you will be sitting next to someone who is not in your family. There will be overflow seating in the foyer as well.
The Lord’s Supper
As we said at the very beginning of all of this, one of the first things we want to do when we re-gather is to have the Lord’s Supper, so we have purchased some special communion cups and prepackaged wafers so that we are not passing the plate or reaching into the same containers. More will be explained in this video and on Sunday. We have missed this ordinance of the Lord and are so looking forward to remembering His sacrifice together!
Will we fit?
If the same people return who came the last two Sundays, there should be a seat for everyone plus room for about 40 more. However, it is very important that you fill in each chair and not leave spaces between your family members. Let’s be accommodating of everyone.
What about precautions?
Our precautions are still in place and are not optional. Please observe the following even if you have different opinions about what is necessary.
1. Wash your hands at the hand washing station as you come in (this protects everyone).
2. Allow your temperature to be checked by the greeter (those with a temperature over 100 degrees will be asked to not come inside). Please do not come if you are having ANY symptoms (coughing, sneezing, etc.) even if you do not think it’s Covid-19.
3. Wear your mask at all times. Please don’t make us insist 🙂
4. Please refrain from shaking hands (elbow bumps are best).
5. After the service, fellowship is welcome outside.
6. Use the hand washing station as you leave (this protects you).
What about the Livestream?
We will continue to provide the livestream for those who are not comfortable attending in person or who are not well.
What about Nursery?
Nursery will be provided for ages 0-5. Children’s church will not be provided as we usually do not have children’s church on Sundays that we observe the Lord’s Supper. As we have done the last two weeks, please email or call the church office to let us know how many children and their ages.
What about the future?
Stay tuned! We will see how things go this Sunday and decide what future Sundays will look like.
Church, you have remained faithful in participation and giving. From our estimations the same number of people have been engaging on the livestream as were coming in person before the pandemic. Let’s keep going!
Pastor for all the elders