Officially the church has suspended services. HOWEVER, we are considered "essential" like grocery store, gas station or liquor store. So like last week, Pastor will be here at usual service times for individuals who wish to be present. The "Safer At Home" order does allow us to continue to do this as long as there are not more than 8 others here and we practice safe social distancing. 

The vast majority of us should not venture out. However for those that are healthy and assume any risk, know that we are legal.
Please let pastor know if you are planning on being here. The 8AM service spots are already filling up. We want to be safe and legal. If need be, we can add a service time slot.
For those that should not venture out, it is good to know that the church is essential and is continuing on. It is a great comfort that as you read through the home devotion and sermon, you are right in sync with the church. How wonderful to know that we are doing the same thing at the same time even though we may be in different places.
Blessed Lent,
Here is the part of the act that pertains to us.

Health Order #12 Safer At Home

13. Essential Businesses and Operations. All entities described in this section shall meet Social Distancing Requirements between all individuals on the premises to the extent possible. Essential Businesses and Operations shall, to the greatest extent possible, use technology to avoid meeting in person, including virtual meetings, teleconference, and remote work (i.e., work from home). For the purposes of this Order, Essential Businesses and Operations means Healthcare and Public Health Operations, Human Services Operations, Essential Infrastructure, and Essential Governmental Functions, and the following:….

h. Weddings, funerals, and religious entities. Religious facilities, entities, groups, and gatherings, and weddings and funerals, except that any gathering shall include fewer than 10 people in a room or confined space at a time and individuals shall adhere to Social Distancing Requirements as much as possible. [pg.12]