An Important Update From Our Elders

Dear WCC Family,

 

As cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in our state we recognize that some of you may choose to participate in our worship service via online streaming for the next few Sundays.  We are grateful we have this option.

 

Hebrews 10:25 says, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another…”   We NEED each other. We need to gather together – whether in person or online – for our spiritual encouragement.  Virtual attendance on Sundays isn’t a long-term solution.  But in these extraordinary times, it is a helpful, stop-gap measure. The use of technology in this way, for a short time, is a blessing.

 

Our facility will remain open on Sundays at 10:00am. Our mitigation strategy falls in line with what our state and local authorities are currently recommending for physical gatherings. We know that isolation has brought emotional and spiritual anguish, and that some lack the technology for virtual services. There is no replacement for the physical gathering of the body of Christ.

 

For those who may choose to worship through our online option, please:

 

1. Stay in the routine: Set aside 10:00am on Sundays. Gather together as a family. Worship our great God with the rest of your church family.

 

2. Sing Along: Lyric sheets will continue to be emailed each week, so that you can sing along in your home. You might not win “The Voice.” God doesn’t care. He wants you to use the voice He gave you.

 

3. Be proactive to help your kids:  Brenda and Martha continue to produce online resources— videos to watch, activities to print out.  Be proactive.  Print out materials.  Help your children continue to worship our Risen Savior in a language they understand.

 

4. Communicate with us: Please communicate your attendance plans to our KidsLife Director (brenda@50263.org) and our LittleLife Director (martha@50263.org).  They NEED to know how to plan for children’s ministry over the next few Sundays.  Please let them know, by Thursday if possible, what your plans are for this Sunday.

 

5. Stay in community: We were not made for isolation. God created us for community. There are still ways to stay connected with other followers of Jesus. But you must be proactive and creative.

 

For everyone, please:

 

Have grace for others who may have different opinions about dealing with COVID-19. As we struggle in unity to fight the spiritual forces of evil in this world, give grace to each other for the sake of Christ

 

Lastly, Christmas Giving Opportunities are still in full swing.  The outer entryway of the church is generally open from 7:00am – 7:00pm, even if the inner doors are locked.  You can drop off ParenTeen gift cards or Renew Resale toys. They will be collected on a daily basis.

 

We leave you, now, with a scriptural prayer for us all:

 

“May the God who give endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Romans 15:5-6

 

In Christ,

 

The Elders of WCC:  Aaron Savage, Jeff Abbas, Jeff Johannesen, and David Brooks

 

 

 

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