We will continue to meet live on Sunday’s taking all appropriate precautions. I know this may be a controversial decision. But, I believe our Sunday gathering is of vital importance at this time. Not that that the Church can’t simply meet in small groups in homes (and there is no problem if you choose to do so) but there are some who find our weekly gathering as vital to their spiritual health as good hygiene is to their physical heath. I heard from many of you Sunday of the importance of having your children having something “normal” left in their week (and they are the group at least risk). I also think it’s important for God’s Church to maintain some independent decision making from our culture. As Christians we do have some values above health and even physical life.
“If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.” Mark 8:35.
Having said that, we still want to be as safe as we reasonably can while maintaining some higher values than simply health. If you are experiencing illness, are in a high risk group, or have regular contact with someone in a high risk group you obviously should stay isolated more than the healthy. We’ll continue live-streaming Sunday services.