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A Note Regarding May Worship Assemblies

After their meeting last night, our Elders have decided to cancel all in-person assemblies and activities at the building for the month of May.

On one hand, this was a difficult decision, because they know we’re all ready to see one another and worship together physically again.  But at another level, this was a relatively easy decision.  Their primary concern is the safety and well-being of the flock they’ve been given the privilege of shepherding, and this decision reflects that concern.

The goal will be to *possibly* begin meeting in June.  At this point, there are no guarantees of that, given how quickly things can change with this virus.  The month of May will be used to formulate a plan for when we are able to assemble together again, whenever that will be.

Until that time, we will continue livestreaming our Sunday morning worship as we have been on both Zoom and Facebook Live.  The information to access these livestreams will be the same as it has been, but we’ll send out an email this afternoon with all of the information you’ll need just in case.

One thing we’re going to ask our families to do during our at-home worship in May is to make their own communion bread and provide their own grape juice, if at all possible.  Our supplies of the individual communion packets are running very low, and right now because of the demand they are relatively hard to find.  We do have some ordered that will hopefully be here by June, but we’d love to be able to save as many of those as we can for when we begin to assembly again.  We’ll likely need to be using them for a while.

If you aren’t able to make your own bread and provide your own juice for your home worship, we’ll still do our best to provide the packets for you during May.

Thanks for your prayers, understanding, and cooperation with this.  We truly feel it’s the best path forward for now.  If you have any needs, or you know of someone who does, please let Mark, Travis, or one of the elders know so we can try to help.  We pray God’s richest blessings on every one of you during this difficult time.