Calvary Sanctuary Worship To Begin in September
It has been a long wait and we are very excited to be returning to Calvary Center Sanctuary for our Fall Worship Season. We will begin on September 6th with a soft open, having just relocated our worship team. All are welcome to join us for 10:45am that day. September 13th is Rally Day and we are looking forward to a powerful time of worship as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. Please join us that day as we re-set our routines and rediscover what it is like to worship with one another! Worship the LORD with gladness, come before him with joyful songs. Psalm 100:2
¨ Social Distancing – Masks will be required as you enter the building and up to the point where you are in your seat. Once you have found a seat that is appropriately spaced you may remove your mask if you are comfortable as you are no longer within the minimum distance needed for mask wearing. Due to the unique nature of our sanctuary, we will not rope off every other pew but will ask people to adjust their seating so that each of us can be safe and comfortable. We have enough space for everyone. Remember not to mask the Glory of God in your life like Moses had to mask his! Exodus 34:29-35
¨ Communion – We have purchased the prepackaged communion wafer and juice kits and they will be available for those who prefer them. However, they are quite awkward and difficult to open. Communion will take place by utilizing the traditional service ware and our customary bread but with members coming forward to receive the elements directly from the trays. If a sealed vessel is preferred they will be available as well. We will break bread together once again! - Let us break bread together on our knees!
¨ Hand Sanitizer Stations – We have purchased six touchless hand sanitizer stations that will be installed across both buildings by September 6th. May our hearts be as clean as our hands! Psalm 51:10
¨ Nursery – Our staffed nursery will be open (Thank you Stephanie) for those who choose to make use of it and we will be very vigilant to sanitize all the surfaces our children come in contact with as well as reducing the number of toys available. We will make Dr. Luke the Evangelist proud! Colossians 4:14
¨ Children’s Church – We do not have a program in place as of this printing to begin Children’s Church but we do look forward to opening up an appropriate program soon. If we are faithful to bring our children to the house of God they will increase in wisdom and favor just as Jesus did! Luke 2:40
¨ Cookie Table – This is not quite open yet but on September 13th we will have pre-packaged snacks for everyone! Cast your bread upon the waters and you will find it after many days. Ecclesiastes 11:1
Facebook Livestream Instructions
We are using Facebook Live for our streaming service. Even if you do not have a Facebook account you are able to view the service through the provided link. If you have a family member who can set up your phone, computer, or tablet to live stream the service I think you will find it to be very rewarding. At this time the service audio file will not be available on our website. Our online services have been very well received and we are so encouraged by your responses. The recording of past services and all future services can be accessed here: www.facebook.com/mcdonaldpres
Bulletin & Announcements are emailed out each week and also posted on our facebook page.
Lenten Devotional Reading Plan is available here: Lenten Devotional
Please keep investing in your spiritual well being during this season. Pray for all those around the world impacted by this virus and for our own church family members health and safety. In this quickly changing environment know that your financial support of our congregation is greatly appreciated and will continue to make a big impact for the Kingdom. this might be a good time to set up a direct bill pay from your bank to our church or to utilize the online giving system that we have in place through our website.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is firmly in control and we trust him for all things in all times and in all places. May the Lord protect you and yours as we do all we can to prevent the spread of this disease.