Hey Church,

Another Day. Another update. We will probably be doing these weekly right now.

Hope everyone is doing well. We miss you. We love you.

Let me update you on how we will be proceeding as a church.

First, all Women and Men’s Bible Studies are on hiatus until further notice. The Women’s retreat in Leavenworth has been postponed to a later date. June hopefully. No other events are being scheduled.

Sunday however will be a different story. What we will be doing is this:

We will be attempting to live stream the service from the grange. We will do so with open doors. If nothing else, we will be recording the service to upload later hopefully. We will notify you where the livestream will be closer to Sunday.

“Open Doors” means we will be setting up the church with recording and livestream as the priority, and we will be setting out chairs the appropriate distance apart for those who wish to come and join us. Last week we had around 12 people, and this week I don’t expect any different.

We have have taken the necessary precautions to keep the grange clean and sanitized and we will continue to do so as best as we can within our abilities. Thank you for all who have been helping out with this.

Now, once again, I will restate, if you are nervous or worried, or if you aren’t feeling well, or your kids are sick, or you just want to play it safe, we trust you will make the correct decision concerning your health and the health of others.

It is 100% ok to stay home if needed. We love you, we pray for you, we miss you, and we completely understand.

With that, I would encourage all of you to stay in touch, to stay in fellowship with one another as much as is possible, use the technology available to you to text, call, FaceTime, group chat or whatever, but most importantly, keep each other in prayer. Please pray for not just our church, but for the Body of Christ, for our communities, our state and our nation at this time. Pray for your neighbors, your friends and for your enemies as well.

“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” – Philippians 4:6

This is an unprecedented time, and I know changes are happening rapidly, and it can be discouraging for many of us. We may be affected financially, or maybe you have a loved one who is sick. Don’t lose Hope.

Our hope is in Jesus. He is still on the throne and he has not abandoned us. It is quite the opposite. He draws near to us in our time of need. He is our comforter. He is peace. He doesn’t practice social distancing. He is ever present and unafraid. Keep everything in prayer. Hold on to Jesus.

Lastly, if you need any help with anything please let us know. If you know anybody who needs help right now, please let us know. Do not hesitate to ask. We may not be able to meet as the church as we are normally used too, but the church can never be closed, because we are the church. Be the church.

The gates of hell can not prevail against us.

Be encouraged and be encouraging. Be patient. Be gracious. Be loving.

God Bless,

Pastor Rich