COVID Response Team Update
Hello Church Family,
In light of the new updates from provincial health, all worship services, indoor and outdoor social gatherings of any size, in-person religious gatherings and worship services have been extended until February 5, 2021 at midnight. This order prohibits social gatherings of any size with anyone other than
those in your household or core bubble for single people. As a result of the update, we will keep doing our part in following our governments’ efforts to push back the spread of COVID-19 by continuing to worship together in our live-streamed services on Sundays at 10 a.m.
We know this season seems to be dragging itself out longer than (most of us) expected, but we encourage you to not to lose sight of what Jesus’ Spirit is able to do at this time. We believe that we are called to be the Church…to love and serve others. The Psalms tell us that “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1.) … It means that God is with us, and we need not be afraid. It means we can take comfort in being in God’s presence, trusting in the promise of eternal life.
If you’re struggling right now, please reach out and contact the prayer chain or your elder for prayer. We also encourage you to keep praying for those who are struggling with loneliness, for families whose loved ones have died, for those who have lost their livelihood through the growing economic impact, and for many who have lost community through self-isolation and limited travel. Thank God for the many front-line workers and pray for their safety. As well, pray that the authorities may have wisdom when making decisions that impact so many lives along with wisdom in the distribution of the vaccine.
At the same time, we urge you to continue following all current guidelines and orders set forth by the province. As Dr. Bonnie Henry has stated, “these measures are not forever, but they are very important for now, to protect the health of everyone in the community and in the province. There will be a time when we can all come together again. Until then, participating safely in services and activities is integral to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting those who are most vulnerable to complications of this disease.”
Please make sure you are up to date with the parameters around the new Provincial Health Order in effect until February 5, 2021.
The Covid Response Team