Coming Back to Church Indoors
We will continue our indoor corporate worship in the coming weeks, including communion and singing. We offer the following guidance for the current season. . .
As Elders at Pacific Hope Church, our primary responsibility is to see to the preaching of the Word, so that “the word of Christ dwell[s] in you richly, teaching and admonishing in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,” and partaking in the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of Christ (Colossians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
As the designated leadership for our church, we also desire to honor the Lord in the current circumstances by submitting to each other’s well-being and mitigating the risk of exposing others to illness. We understand that individual members of our body hold differing perspectives and opinions about restrictions imposed over the last five months, as well as decisions about coming back to corporate worship. Now more than ever, it is essential that we exercise humility, gentleness, and patience with one another while also resolutely seeking to maintain our unity in the Spirit (Ephesians 4:1-3). Therefore, we have endeavored to respect each other’s convictions and, as reasonably as possible, provide an environment that allows us to feel comfortable coming back to worship corporately.
What to Expect
We will have several areas with seating spread out including the sanctuary and the fellowship hall indoors, along with live-feed video for shaded patio seating available to those who prefer to continue outdoors.
We ask that everyone show consideration for others by exercising discretion in the use of face coverings and by providing personal space as we greet one another and fellowship together.
If you are uncomfortable returning under these conditions, we encourage you to continue participating via live stream.
As a reminder, please stay home if you have any of the following:
Cough, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, headache, fever, chills, muscle or body aches, fatigue, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, exposure to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Please also consider staying home if you are in a “higher risk” category due to a compromised immune system, serious underlying medical condition or other vulnerability.
Soli Deo Gloria
The Elders of Pacific Hope Church