As of Friday March 20, 2020, Governor Newsome issued a “Safer At Home” order designed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This order has prohibited all public and private gatherings; and closed all but essential business.
As Pastor AJ Espinosa posted on Thursday:
“God commands me to obey our civil authorities, but as I obey I do not endorse their materialistic definition of “essential.”
Because of this Order, and our desire to protect one another, the Elders have reluctantly agreed to suspend our physical gathering for church worship services.
For those with internet and Facebook access we are immediately working with Pastor Stoterau to have a weekly meditation available to you each Sunday for family units to use for worship in their homes. This is available for you as an alternative worship experience to gather and connect as a church family online.
Although the church office will be physically closed during this time, email and voice mail will be monitored from home by our caring staff.
As we pray for our congregation, we realize that there are some members who aren’t internet savvy, or otherwise isolated. Please send their names and phone numbers (or physical addresses) to Roanne Saucedo to include them on our list of members who the Elders will be calling each day. Also, let us know if we can assign you someone; to contact, check up on, and pray over.
We encourage you to also watch the message from the Pacific Southwest District President Mike Gibson.
Know that you and your family are in our prayers and your spiritual care is our greatest concern.
Things we can be doing at home:
• Pray daily for those afflicted by the virus
• Pray daily for medical personnel who care for the afflicted
• Pray daily for those in authority who guide us
• Continue Lenten Worship by reading the Passion Story in Matthew 26 and 27
• Review the Pacific Southwest District website for church, school & community resources to deal with the COVID-19:
Please share this message with anyone who may be in need.
If you have any needs, please feel free to contact the church office, email Deacon Mark Hirzel, Pastor Stoterau or any of the Elders.
Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.