Supporting Members in Quarantine
After much prayer and discussion, the elders would like to share the following information with the congregation regarding services on Sunday, and for the coming weeks.
We understand that some of our congregation will have a troubled conscience if they are not in attendance on the Lord’s Day, and some may not have anyone else in their household with whom to take communion. Bill and others will be at the building before 9:00 AM for Bible class. Adult Class will be held only in the auditorium. We will follow the “social distancing” guidelines.
At 10:00 AM we will record the talk before the Lord’s Supper, followed by prayers for the unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine.
The sermon will be recorded and at the conclusion, Brandon will upload the mp3 audio file and the PowerPoint sermon to the website at the end of services. You should be able to virtually assemble with your brethren at 11:00.
At 5:00 PM Bill and others will be at the building to observe the Lord’s Supper. We will have prayer for our brethren and sing a couple of songs. We owe it to others who may be traveling or those who did not get this message to be there for them. This falls within the scope of “tarry for one another” as directed in 1 Corinthians 11.
We also understand that some of our congregation have heightened health concerns, whether due to age or existing conditions that compromise their immunity. Jason is in this category due to his COPD diagnosis. He was ordered by his doctor yesterday morning to stay at home.
If any of you choosing to worship at home with your families on Sunday are in need of communion supplies, please let us know—we are happy to deliver some to you today [Saturday].
It remains important to communicate together as a Christian family and to uplift and edify each other. Please call one another often, email with any announcements or prayer requests, and remember that our ultimate focus is heaven. Let’s strengthen one another as much as possible during these unprecedented circumstances.
In brotherly love,
Bill & Jason