Yesterday, Nevada County skipped over the Red “Substantial” Tier and went right to Purple “Widespread” Tier of the COVID 19 pandemic effective today. This means there are major changes in how we can do church from now until at least the end of December. Staff met today to discuss this and here is what we have to share with you:
1] Sunday Services: 9 AM - Facebook LIVE Service filmed from the Worship Center as usual (no in-person at this time);
2] 11 AM – In-Person Service from the front parking lot (bring you own chair).
3] Sunday School for Adults: Cancelled in-person.
4] Sunday School for Children: 11 AM on the Basketball Court.
5] School School for Youth: To be determined.
6] Wednesday night for Children: Cancelled Nov 18th & 25th; December to be determined.
7] Wednesday night for Youth: Austin will be in touch about outside activity.
8] Wednesday night Prayer Meeting: continue on-line ONLY.
9] Small Groups: Will finish the Daniel Study on-line.
10] Tribe Youth Dramas: Outdoors this weekend. Austin will be in touch about the times with you directly (moved to Saturday and Sunday Matinees).
11] Christmas Show outside event to be determined (more information as plans are formulated).
I don’t like this anymore than most of you do. We are living in unprecedented times and they require unprecedented faith. God is in control! He is sovereign overall! None of this caught Him by surprise. As we’ve been learning this fall in our study through the book of Daniel, we can only find our security in God’s sovereignty. Daniel went through so many dramatic changes in his life from his teen years to his late 80s and God always faithfully saw him through.
We need to be reminded of the words of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:10-12: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Please pray for our church. We have been blessed that no COVID-19 cases have emerged from our church. This is not true of many churches in our community. I believe this is because we have made this a major part of our Prayer Effort.
I will keep you informed with at least one more Pastor’s Email update before the coming weekend. As things change, we will let you know the best we can. We will get through this with the mighty power of God!
Trusting our Awesome God,