Greetings Church Family,
It has been very difficult to not gather in person to worship and make much of the name of Jesus together these last two weeks. We have missed you so much! We also understand the gravity of the situation before us with covid numbers spiking and some in our church family being affected. All this to say that the decision that has been made has been made through much prayer as we have sought the face and direction of the Lord. One of the places that He has graciously brought us to has been Hebrews 10:23-25. There we read this:
23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
The one another-ness is as strong as it is beautiful in this text, and the plea to not neglect meeting together has really grabbed our hearts. Therefore, we will seek to be gladly obedient and create the space whereby we can do this to the glory of God and the good of His people.
As such, we are so excited to announce that we will be returning to in-person worship this Sunday, August 1st at 10am. We are so looking forward to worshiping with you!
We would also like to update our mask policy for the good of our church body. Adults will have the option of wearing masks in hopes that we will be able to make the most responsible decision for ourselves and others. Given the different ways in which covid affects children, most of which is asymptomatic, children will be asked to wear a mask for the next few weeks and their teachers will also be asked to wear a mask. We fully understand the spectrum of emotions the mask conversation can have. Our sincere hope is that we would not give the enemy a foothold unto division in this area and we would push back against such by pressing in to unity and joy in the worship of King Jesus!
Finally, as much as we long to gather with you in person to link arms in worship, please walk with compassion toward others and join us online for worship should you have any sign or symptom that would cause you to suspect being sick or contagious. If this is the case, please let us know how we can come alongside you and help with your needs from prayer to groceries. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
We love you and are praying for you as we prepare to gather this Sunday!
Grace and peace in Christ Jesus,
July 29th, 2021