It’s been an interesting week, and our church is figuring out how to adapt to the public health crisis. It’s now become clear that public gatherings will be restricted for quite a while. Accordingly, our worship services will be suspended until further notice. Please know that we will announce by e-mail, social media, our website, and phone calls (for those who are not online) when worship services are set to resume.
On the weekend and on Tuesday we sent e-mails to everyone in the church directory and we phoned those who don’t have e-mail access.
We will also begin regularly posting public updates here on the website. Most of our church events and meetings have been cancelled, but some are continuing in an on-line format. Please check back here regularly for ongoing updates and information.
Many in our church are grieving the loss of loved ones right now. Let’s also remember those who are sick or receiving medical treatment as well as those struggle to maintain good mental healt. Some will find the increased isolation extremely difficult.
Thank you to those who have been contacting the church with offers of help. Many are willing to lend a hand, to pick up groceries, and help out as needed.
During this time, it’s important for us to stay connected and to pray for each other. If you have other announcements or prayer requests, please send them to one of the pastors or use the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, some of you have been wondering about making online donations. Thanks for asking! If you use online banking or a mobile app, Interac e-transfers can be sent to email@example.com, and will not require a security password. We are also in the process of setting up the ability to receive regular, scheduled direct deposits for those who would like to plan their giving. And of course the church can continue to receive cheques by mail. Thank you so much to all of you who continue to financially support the work of this church, even as we are prevented from seeing each other face-to-face.
Kevin Guenther Trautwein