While we are all asked to physically distance ourselves, we want to socially stay close! During this time we will have to "do church" differently. The building is not the church His people are, so no matter if we gather together or separately we are still one big church family.
As fluid as the pandemic situation is, so we will have to be with our plans. We will try to communicate with you the best we can what we are doing. We will post on our App, on Facebook and here. Here is what we are planning now:
Some might say that the best part of Sunday Service is the coffee visiting time before and after the service! We want to still have that as best we can. We are starting the live streaming 30 minutes before church starts so we can "talk" in the comments. Unlike "regular" church, we can even keep talking during the sermon - they can't see it! You will have to make your own coffee - and cookies!
We will still start our service with a shortened time of singing. It may be led by someone - or we may play worship videos. We know singing is a great way to start a worship service. As The Gospel Coalition says, " There’s no escaping the fact that singing is a vital form of praise. Many Scriptures (particularly the psalms) bear this out. Not only do they link praise directly with singing, but they also frequently speak of the vertical and horizontal dimensions of praise, adoration, and declaration, in virtually the same breath."
We want to help parents raise kids who love God and love others. Join our Facebook Group -we have weekly videos and questions that you can use whenever you want - not just on Sunday mornings. Plus the Group is a safe place where we can talk and grow together as we raise our kids to know the love and grace of Jesus.
We will be doing Youversion Bible Reading Plans together. If you don't enjoy the one we are one - start one with a new group!
Marco Polo is a free piece of communication software that lets you send private video clips to anyone you want. Each week we will have a new "starter question". Get the app and join the conversation!
Hopefully, we have all been praying during this pandemic, but we want to try using the "Praying" part of the You Version Bible App
Let's try to stay connected with each other! Phone, text, Facebook Messenger, Snap Chat or how ever you prefer to communicate - do it with people. If you do not have a number for someone but would like it, please call or text Pastor Dave at 780-293-3833.
We will have communion "together" so if you want to make your own, here are some recipes (juice and crackers are OK too):
Sunday School parents, we are looking for your help to create a special video for Easter morning! Check out this link with the details.