May 4, 2020
Dear Church Family and Friends,
This coming Sabbath, May 9th, we will be having our first service, since we had to close because of the COVID-19 Virus. We are excited to be able to worship together once again, especially since it will be Mother’s Day weekend as well.
We will not be having Sabbath School classes because social distancing is still important at this time, but we will have our regular worship service at 11 am. Try to be at church and in your seats about 15 minutes before church starts, because we will need time for everyone to enter the church keeping at least 6 feet apart.
We are fully aware of the need to still be cautious, because we don’t want anyone to get the virus. For that reason, if you have a fever, persistent cough or any symptoms that comes with the virus, stay home. Please take care of yourself and take plenty of rest. Do let us know, if you’re not feeling well, so that we can lift you up in prayer. Also, if you have been in contact with anyone who has had the virus, and they are still dealing with it, please stay home. The CDC recommends a 14 day waiting period for those who have recovered from the virus and for those who have been in contact with someone who has had the virus. We’d love to see you, but if you are not able to join us, the sermon will be Live Streamed. We will let you know as soon as it’s available on YouTube plus the church website.
For those who come and worship on May 9th, we ask you to do the following:
- Sit with your families. We have already separated the rows of chairs to 6 feet apart.
- After the service is over, we will dismiss and exit the sanctuary by families.
- If you want to visit, keep away from the doors so those who want to exit can do so safe. Visiting would be be best outside along with social distancing as well.
- Mask may be worn in the church, but it is not mandatory.
- We will have hand sanitizer and wipes set on a table as you enter the church.
I know it’s not church as we know it, but at the same time we are excited to begin again. Let’s do our best to keep our distance, to show others that the Corpus Christi Violet Church of God 7th Day can worship as a family, but still respect the guidance given by our local leaders and the national health professionals as well.
Peace and Blessings to all,
Ron and Mari Cummings
“I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the LORD.” Psalm 122:1 (NKJV)