Sunday Service 10am
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (the words of Jesus, John 3:16)
Hi Church Family,
We are thrilled to announce that Church will resume on Sunday June 21! This is great news, everyone is keen to return to normal. There is no substitute for gathering together physically. The bond that we enjoy with one another developed over the years runs deep. Our first day back will be a day of celebration and thanksgiving.
The current Government relaxation of restrictions allows for us to have 50 people, not including those who officiate. As we are a small church, this allows us to restart.
The lifting of restrictions are dependant on The Government Health advice as things pan out. The ideal scenario is that the coronavirus is contained, controlled and hopefully eradicated which would lead to further lifting of restrictions and a return to normality.
We are in agreement with listening to and obeying their advice. The danger of a second wave is very real. We have learned from the history of pandemics that the second wave is worse than the first. We prefer to err on the side of caution. We see this position as a duty of care.
So what will our first church services look like?
1. No more than 50 people plus those who officiate.
2. A record to be kept of all who attend and the record held for one month.
3. If anyone is unwell, they should not attend. Special duty of care for the elderly.
4. Social distancing of four square metres.
5. Good hygiene and cleaning. This includes the entrance and toilets,
6. Communion will be held but will avoid direct contact. Advice will be given.
7. Food is not recommended at this stage. Morning tea is OK with disposables
8. Advice is to avoid group singing. Further clarification needed.
9. Signage to be visible and awareness to be communicated.
10. Tuesday Prayer meeting will be at church with Zoom available.
11. No date has been set for the resumption of ‘Friendship Time’ at this stage.
12. Thursday KYB has resumed.
While all these rules may seem to be a pain, we believe that compliance is the right way to go. These rules are not forever, and will not take away from the joy of meeting together again. We are hoping that our return to church will be a reset of how we see our church and where we want to go according to God’s Will.
The church teaching program and roster has to be re-established and will be available shortly.
1 Timothy 2:1-4:
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.