Dear Church Family,
As you almost certainly know, there has been an increase in the number of confirmed Covid 19 cases in our county. A few of our attending families have contracted Covid 19. They have personally contacted everyone they know of whom they interacted with. 
We will continue with our scheduled Lord’s Day worship, but let us  be mindful of the recommended precautions:
  • If you have any symptoms that you are aware of which could indicate Covid-19, stay home.
  • Meticulously and frequently wash your hands. Use the hand sanitizers entering and leaving the worship service.
  • Practice social distancing. (10 am service, I am looking at you–and me)
  • Wear a mask as you move about the campus among other people, certainly as you enter and leave the worship service.
Of course the online Facebook service will continue to be available. 
Some of our families at home have talked to me about the advantage of being able to immediately discuss the sermon together. To truly join in worship online takes some preparation, discipline and focus but can be a true time of fellowship with the Lord and a means of discipleship.
 
One other warning unrelated to Covid 19.
The book of Judges has some difficult and troubling stories. This week is the most horrendous of all. Multiple incidents of sexual assault are among the horrors that become “normal” when a people do “what is right in their own eyes.” 
I will tell the story as “delicately” as I can and still be true to the text and word from the Lord I believe we need to hear. We will rejoice in the Savior and King we have Who is able to save in every time and in every situation.
Pastor Frank Ellis 

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