Thursday, January 21, 2021
As was announced this past Sunday, January 17, I tested positive for COVID. While Trisa and I are both symptomatic, we are blessed to not have been severely impacted. There are a couple of other staff members or staff family members who have also been impacted. We continue to pray for quick healing for all those who are sick.
While I greatly value every opportunity we have to gather and worship together, I also recognize the importance of using wisdom as we move forward in these unique times. It’s with this in mind that the leadership team and I have decided to move to live-stream only services for the next two Sundays. After these two weeks we then plan to resume our in-person gatherings. The service schedule for the next two weeks will be as follows:
Sunday, January 24 @ 10 AM live-stream only
Wednesday, January 27- no mid-week services
Sunday, January 31 @ 10 AM live-stream only
Times like this are a good reminder to use wisdom in minimizing the spread of germs by following the safety guidelines we have in place for when we do gather. This includes masking when you are not at your seat, properly washing your hands with soap/water, using the sanitization stations throughout the building, and observing the recommended 6 feet between individuals.
While our method to worship will be different for the next couple of weeks, let’s be intentional to keep our eyes on Jesus! He is always leading and guiding, and sometimes it takes something out of the ordinary to remind us of that. Look for ways to deepen your trust in Jesus throughout the week. I would encourage you in the days leading up to each Sunday to use the comments section on the FB posting of this letter to post Scripture verses for others to read that can be a source of hope, encouragement and comfort. Just because we aren’t in the same room for a couple of services doesn’t mean we cease to be His Church! Let’s let Jesus shine brightly through us in every way possible!
Trisa and I, along with the entire leadership team, love you, we’re praying for you, and we look forward to worshipping with you in person in just a couple of weeks!