Dear children of God,
You continue to be in our prayers. We miss you.
Your pastors, in consultation with your elders, have decided that the services for Wednesday, March 25, and Sunday, March 29, will be online only. There will be no sign-ups to attend.
To review where we are:
- Starting on March 13, an Executive Order from our Governor limited public gatherings to 250 persons.
- On March 16, the CDC and White House recommended gatherings no larger than 10 people. The idea was to spend 15 days of isolation to slow the spread of the virus.
- Starting on March 17, an Executive Order from our Governor limited public gatherings to 50. It was later clarified that religious worship services would not be prosecuted.
- On March 22, on television, Governor Whitmer clarified that she would not be regulating worship services. She followed up by saying, “We are encouraging people though do not congregate, do not go to church on Sunday… The worst thing in the world is to go to church to worship and sit next to someone to infect them and have them suffer life-threatening consequences because of that decision."
- Starting on March 24 (today), an Executive Order from our Governor prohibits any public gatherings that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. An exemption for religious worship services is included.
Your pastors have also continued to research COVID-19 and the current situation in our area. After much deliberation, our regularly scheduled services this week will be online only.
Please watch the services online. This Wednesday is the Annunciation of our Lord! This holiday celebrates when our Lord was conceived by the Holy Spirit (9 months before Christmas). Please continue to gather your family together for prayer, devotions, and to watch the services.
We love you all.
Pastor Smith & Pastor Elliott