PRAY in the Spirit
GO into the world fearlessly!
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
[Matthew 22: 37-40]
The service will start at 10:45AM from our Facebook page
press live video below! We will start streaming at 10:35.
Wednesdays ALL ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is good. It is my hope and prayer that you have a constant awareness of the goodness of God. God is faithful, we can trust Him!
This Sunday, May 24th, we will be online at 10:45am. This Sunday is Family Sunday, so Stacey will be giving a children's devotional. Also, as we do on Family Sunday, we will be celebrating Communion. If you would like pre-packaged communion elements, you can pick them up at the church today or Friday between 9:30am and 12:30pm. Scriptures for this Sunday are: Psalm 68:1-10; 35 & Acts 1:1-11. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/NazChurch3305.
The Church Board met this week and got organized for the year.
Fellowship & Outreach Committee: Jan Smith & Don Snider
Facilities Committee: Blake Berry & Curt Christensen
Administration Committee: Jim Goss & Paul Vowell
Education Committee: Kali Christensen, Beth Forbes & Andrea Davenport
The Church board also discussed how and when to "re-open" Sunday services. We plan to have "in-person" church beginning Sunday, June 7. No one is required to be in attendance, no one should feel obligated or expected to be there. We will still broadcast our service on Facebook at 10:45 am for the foreseeable future. https://www.facebook.com/NazChurch3305
For "in-person" church on June 7, we are asking each family to RSVP to the church to let us know whether or not you plan to attend in person. You can think of it as "making a reservation." We don't know what size of groups will be permitted to meet at that time, and we don't know how many people will show up that Sunday. As it gets closer and more information becomes available, we will make firm plans.
Tentatively, we are preparing to hold multiple services that day, and possibly multiple "locations" at those service times. As necessary, we will set up our gym for a service in which the video from the sanctuary will be projected onto the screen and have 2 groups worshiping simultaneously.
We will make plans for social distancing, be sure to sanitize between groups, and encourage everyone to wear a mask.
We know the value of coming together in person as the church. And we are well aware of the church's desire to gather again. But our primary concern as the church has not changed, we are still called to be a faithful witness of the name of Jesus. We are called to obey the command to love God with all of who we are, to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to be a people known by our love. While we won't actually be washing anyone's feet in these day, we will follow Jesus' example and willingly inconvenience ourselves for the sake of others.
We ask that anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 to refrain from in-person attendance. We ask that each person follows the guidelines for the sake of others, whether or not you personally are concerned about getting the virus.
We also expect that we will be gracious with one another. There will be no shaming of those that choose to attend in person and no shaming of those that choose to stay home.
Please be in touch with any questions or clarifications as necessary. Please continue to pray for one another. Continue to pray for the church. And pray for your pastor :)
May the Peace of Christ be with you!