Service Information for Sunday, March 15
So… things took a pretty hard turn yesterday. It felt like we went from ‘this virus is out there somewhere and may impact us to some degree at some point in the future’ to ‘this virus is here in our community and is impacting us right now’ in about 7 minutes. (I went to Kroger to pick up some jelly beans last night and it was like a cross between the threat of Snowmeggadon and the day before Thanksgiving.)
In light of that pivot I think the best thing for us to do is to cancel all weekend activities at the church building– Sunday services, Mom-son game night, youth, etc. Jesus said the two greatest commands are to love God and to love our neighbor and ironically it seems like the most concrete expression of loving our neighbor right now is to avoid gathering with them in large groups. So that is what we will do this weekend. Not sure what next week/weekend will hold – the situation is very fluid, but we’ll continue to try to walk in that tension between faith and wisdom while steering clear of both recklessness and fear.
Because we are so awesome at technology we are going to do a livestream on FaceBook Sunday at 10am. The plan is to worship, pray, hear a brief word from me, Jeremy, and Katie, and take communion together. (Good luck getting bread if you don’t already some. Acceptable communion alternatives – saltines, oyster crackers, regular goldfish – not flavor-blasted, Cheerios, and Nilla wafers.) I’d love for yall to participate at 10, but the service will be available to watch later as well if that time doesn’t work for you.
I do want to strongly encourage you to do a few things:
We’ll keep you posted on StoneBridge activities as we make those decisions and please let us know if you need anything.
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