Important: Since we are not physically gathering for worship, here is the link to our Online Worship Space. Our worship will start at 10:45am like normal.
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What does worship look like now?
In a season of change and uncertainty we have opportunities to speak and model the gospel clearly. Worship has always been more than simply gathering together. So, take advantage of the opportunities to love your neighbors with hope in Christ and courage rather than fear. Be creative in finding ways to interact with your church and others.
We will miss gathering together to worship Jesus in person with you, but we are thankful that God has provided us an alternative means of gathering in the Spirit. Please do not miss this chance to join us while we hear the Word of God proclaimed. Also, please utilize the Online Giving part of our website to faithfully worship by giving your tithes and offerings. If you prefer, you can mail a check to the church as well. We hope you will join us on Sundays at 10:45am.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. –Hebrews 10:24–25
How should I respond to COVID-19?
Though situations like these can stir up fear and anxiety, our ultimate hope is found in Jesus. Although we won’t be gathering for services and events, we encourage you to stay connected to the church body through calls, texts, and online engagement. Pray for those affected by this virus as we wait for Christ to return and bring about a day without sickness, suffering, and death.
To minimize the risk of illness, here are a few practical things you can do to love your neighbor:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
Video Transcript: Hi Friends, It’s Pastor Joe. Our leaders and I have been spending some time thinking about whether we should be gathering together on Sundays or not due to COVID-19.
After reading the guidelines of the CDC and seeking the counsel of other ministry leaders and churches in Des Moines, we believe it would be best for our congregation to hear the Word of the Lord proclaimed online. This is the beauty of our time: that we can all gather to hear the same sermon at the same time. So with this kind of technology available, it would wise for us to utilize it.
I want to be clear that we are not doing this because we are afraid, but because this is the prudent option. We have the technology available to allow us to continue to hear the Word of God while also being a good neighbor and mitigating the spread of the coronavirus.
So, on Sunday Morning, just pull up the church website and there will be link for you to click. And our service will start at the usual 10:45am time slot. I hope to see ya then!
Thanks and God bless.