March 22, 2020
March 15, 2020
As you may know, we sent out a letter yesterday morning with updates on the current situation with the Coronavirus. Even since yesterday morning, we’ve received news from the state and county on restrictions for meetings. We have been in contact with the school district as well concerning our meeting place, Ronald Reagan School.
As leadership has prayed and decided, we are going to cancel our services on Sundays until further notice, beginning with this Sunday, March 15. Please be in prayer with us during this time. While it grieves us that we will not be able to meet together to worship the Lord as family, we also know it's our responsibility to protect our families and guests. We encourage families to continue to worship the Lord together and to seek His face in prayer during this time.
We will be working on ways through the Internet and Social Media to keep you updated as well as provide some materials to encourage you and your walk with Christ. Please keep a lookout for this through our website and app.Let’s remember to keep our eyes on the Lord in this season. As I’ve said and written before, God is sovereign and this is another opportunity to trust Him completely. We love you deeply and are praying for you all.May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:3)
The Elders of Redeeming Grace Church
Dear Church Family and Friends of Redeeming Grace Church,
As I shared last Sunday morning, we are facing the increasing reality of the spread of the Coronavirus across our nation and globe. As we consider the implications of the current situation, I wanted to share a few important thoughts with you.
First, while we share a deep concern for our health and the health of others, our faith must be steadfast in our Sovereign God should not waiver. Jesus is our peace and we are trusting in His peace that surpasses all understanding during this time. He has not given us a spirit of fear but of confidence in His goodness and care for His children.
Second, although we love to greet one another with handshakes and hugs at our services, we are encouraging low-contact greetings. We are also asking that you consider washing your hands before coming into the service. We will making some adjustments to how we observe communion and will continue to make sure our children’s ministry areas are cleaned thoroughly.
Third, if you or your children are not feeling well, we want to invite you to stay home and rest and heal. Whatever the cause of the illness, we want to make sure everyone at our services is not exposed for the protection of all our families. We will make sure the audio from the services is posted online for you to listen to at your convenience.
Fourth, as the necessity arises, we may need to postpone our services for a period of time. If this should happen, we will make sure we keep electronic contact and spiritual nourishment flowing through electronic means on a regular basis.
Fifth, and most importantly, continue to pray for this tumultuous time in our nation and world. Pray that God would be gracious in stopping the further spread of the virus and that those affected would get the help they need at this time. Pray for ways we can minister to others with the gospel of hope and as the hands and feet of Jesus.
We will continue to keep you posted.
In His Care,