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Dear Church Family,
On Wednesday, July 1, our Deacons and Elders reviewed the results of the survey that you filled out in regards to Redeemer’s future worship services. At this time, I’d like to share with you the decisions our leadership made in response to this survey.
I’m pleased to let you know that starting this Sunday, July 12, you will have three opportunities for worship here at Redeemer.
Opportunity #2: We will continue to have outdoor worship each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. On July 12, we’ll actually have a new orientation for this service. We will shift things towards the worship team’s right (the congregation’s left) slightly in order to remove the poor view caused by one of the columns on the portico. (Although we appreciate the column holding up the portico, it doesn’t make a good window!) We will also have cones set out in the parking lot that should help us all with physical distancing. We encourage you to choose a cone and sit near the cone.
Opportunity #3: For those who are unable to attend the outdoor service due to heat or other concerns, we will offer the ability to view the service stream in the sanctuary. Please enter the sanctuary through the single glass door on the left side of the building (near the front of the sanctuary) and do not use the main doors in the center of the building. In the sanctuary, the service that is taking place outside will be live streamed to the screen in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. Please know that our elders and deacons decided that masks will be required inside the building for worship each Sunday, and physical distancing will take place as well. To exit the sanctuary, please use the single glass door that is also on the left side of the building (but near the back of the sanctuary). Our elders and deacons will also be overseeing this enter/exit pattern for everyone in the sanctuary.In the event of bad weather, our goal is to send you an email on Saturday night to make you aware. Please know that if we need to cancel the outdoor worship because of rain, only Opportunity #1 will be provided for the congregation.Friends, as your pastor, I recognize that none of these opportunities meet anyone’s ideal scenario for worship; however, I want to exhort you not only to support these three opportunities, but to also encourage you to do the following:
- Love each other through this difficult process (John 13:34-35 and Matthew 22:39).
- Be eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Eph 4:3).
- Remove selfish ambition and look to the interests of others (Phil 2:3-4).
- Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ (Gal 6:2). Let us remember our brothers and sisters with special needs and their families as they seek to adapt to new routines at church. May we come alongside our brothers and sisters with patience and understanding.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your shepherding elder, deacon, or pastors.
My hope and prayer for us all is that as we walk through the trials that we are facing as a church and nation, that the Lord would strengthen our relationships with Himself and with each other.
In Christ,Pastor Adam T. MumpowerSenior Pastor