Dear Springs of Grace Church Family,
Grace and peace.
I am thankful to the Lord and to you to get to serve you as one of your elders and to get to preach to you most weeks. I am richly blessed to preach and pastor a group of people that are striving so hard to love the Lord and to love people. Thank you. I love you and pray you might know that you are deeply loved by the Lord.
THIS SUNDAY WE WILL GATHER AGAIN IN TWO WAYS. Please consider joining us for our outdoor service at 9:15 am just west of our church building. The weather has been really nice, and most people have reported that the outdoor services have been a great place to gather for worship. We will have the grass mowed down well and we will do our best to have spots in the shade for you. Masks are optional. Seating will allow you to social distance. We will be observing communion in a method that fits COVID protocol again this Sunday.
You may not feel comfortable coming to the outdoor gathering yet, and that is fine. One decision is not more spiritual than the other. It is a personal preference and an issue of conscience at this point that we fully support.
Bathrooms will be available, but as we try and listen to the CDC and WHO guidelines, we would ask that you only use the restrooms if it is a necessity – but if that is the case they will be clean and available.
If you need a nursing mother room, you can request it ahead of time and we will provide it. Contact Alissa- firstname.lastname@example.org 918-370-6237
There will be no nursery provided. We are kid friendly at Springs – and we will welcome and be thankful for the children who come – and we want to encourage a non-judgmental attitude about parenting choices and children’s actions in response to the pandemic. Above all, we want to excel in genuine and sincere love!
There will be chairs and some shade but feel free to bring your own lawn chair if you’d like. Most people have been able to be in the shade most of the time, but you might consider bringing a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, etc. (some water bottles will be provided).
We will have basically the same service by livestream only at 10:45. We would love to have you join us for that service if you don’t plan to attend or aren’t able to listen well at the outdoor service. We will be observing communion during this time as well.
FOLLOWING THE OUTDOOR SERVICE AGAIN THIS SUNDAY from 10:45-11:05 there will be a brief time of fun, biblical instruction, singing, puppets that our CRT interns will lead with children 4 and up (or an age parents are comfortable with them following directions).
There will be a parent fellowship under the trees on the north end of the church property during the kids’ time.
PLEASE BE PRAYING FOR THE SERVICE.
You can participate in the morning service through the link you can find at our website at www.springsofgrace.church.
LISTEN AND LOOK FOR SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, BOOK CLUBS, and PROJECT 61
“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Praying with you,