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            ***SPECIAL CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS***

November 30, 2020



**There is a new missionary newsletter from Michael Sutphin on the "Missionary Newsletter" page, so be looking for that.



**There will be a change in our services for the next couple of weeks we need to make everyone aware of.  We will be going back to "OUTSIDE" and Parking Lot services using the FM Tuner.   The services will also be on the internet by "LIVE STREAM" and will be placed there by recording for later listening as always.  We have had a family in our church to have several to test positive for Covid-19 and although they weren't showing symptoms while at church last Sunday, they were there and one started developing symptoms in the afternoon and the rest during the week.  After talking with the deacons we decided to err on the side of caution especially with a rise in Covid cases in our area right now and make this move for at least a couple of weeks.**  

**The service time will remain at 10:30 am and the Sunday School lesson this week will be done online only by Adam Williams so be looking for that on the website.  We will be keeping you updated and the Wednesday evening praying meeting will be held the same way "OUTSIDE" as a Parking Lot service and by "LIVE STREAM" at 7:00 pm.**

 

 

 

We are planning to post the recorded lessons on the website after the service for those who would like to listen to them at a later time.  We will not have a children’s lesson on the website since the lessons in the church will be for all ages.

 




**We will continue to do the "Parking Lot" services for those who are still uncomfortable about coming back inside for services right now.  Services will also be "live streamed" as they have been for those who are not able to be here and need to watch from home.  For those who are able to come for the "Inside" service we ask you to keep in mind the following guidelines - 




GUIDELINES FOR GATHERING IN THE CHURCH

 

1. We will take the precaution of checking temperatures as you enter the building to be safe. 

2. Hand sanitizer will be available as you enter the building.

3. Pews will be marked off with tape to designate social distancing. 

4. We do recommend wearing a face mask.  You can wear one of your own or one can be provided for you when you arrive.  If you have breathing problems or a special situation requiring you to not wear one it is understandable for you to not wear it or to remove it during the service.  

5. If you are in the “high risk” category we ask that you not attend the "Indoor" service at this present time. 

 

 



Please continue to check out the website and look for information, music, messages and thoughts.  Look for the messages current and past under the "Sermons" tab along with some from Adam and other young men and some from my dad.  


Also, you will find a lot of music under the "Music" tab from the congregation, special singing from the church and some that have been recorded just to put on the website.  I appreciate all the music that has been sent to us and will add more as it comes in.



I will try to add other things along the way under "Sermon Thoughts" once in a while or under the "Blog" section and try to keep the "Prayer Requests" updated every day or two so keep checking back for updates.  If you know of any special prayer requests we need to add please let me know and I'll get it on the list. 


I stress again, if you know of a need or have a need, please let me or one of our deacons know and we'll do all that we can to help out during this time.   If you need me anytime, I'm always available.


I've said it before and I say it again---be patient; be persistent; and be prayerful.



----Pastor Tony




"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him."    -    Psalm 28:7

 


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