March 12, 2020
Dear Church Family,
As our world faces the corona virus and turns its attention to the global impact that it is having, I would like to reassure you of a few things as fellow believers in Christ and as a member of the Living Rock Church community.
God is in control. He has brought us to this place and time where it is important that we humble ourselves and put our trust in God. Let us not panic in this pandemic, but redirect our attention to how God may be working. I am confident that God will direct our steps forward as we move in prayer and thoughtfulness towards each other and our neighbors. Let us remember that kindness and generosity is also infectious and our faith and trust in God can go along way in being a personal witness that we are not to be afraid.
Let me assure you that we have contingency plans in place to address the ever changing developments concerning closings of schools, and local governments restricting public assembly. I want us all to be socially responsible and take advantage of all the ways we can stay connected through this global crisis as a community of faith. Because things are changing rapidly with every news cycle please do not hesitate to contact me personally or any of our care team for prayer or encouragement. If you are shut in and feel you are at personal risk due to age or health, we are available to run errands to help you personally in order to minimize your health risk.
Above all let us remember this may be our Red Sea, and God may be about to reveal His glory and power in ways previously unseen. So let us humble ourselves, turn away from fear and put our trust in God while doing those things that will minimize the spread of any infectious disease.
I'd like to thank the Care Team, Leadership Team and staff for working together on ways to keep our church members safe and connected during this season of flu and COVID-19. Here's what we're doing:
- We are performing ongoing extra sanitation of doorknobs and other common surfaces.
- We have hand sanitizer available in the foyer.
- When we celebrate Communion, we will be using pre-packaged single serve communion cups that are pre-filled with juice and a communion wafer.
- Offering will be collected the way we used to, with people bringing their tithes and offerings to the ushers in the front, instead of passing a basket.
- Any snacks served in children’s church will be individually wrapped and pre-packaged.
- We have implemented new protocols for small groups
We will be live-streaming Pastor's message on Facebook, so if you are ill or feel you are at risk, you can watch from home. You do not need a Facebook account to go online and watch, and the video will remain online even after service is over: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LivingRockChurchKillingworthCT/videos/?ref=page_internal