Dear church family,
It has been great to meet together for the past 3 Sundays. It is sweet to see each other and to sing together. And just for the record, it is way more fun to preach to people instead of a camera. As this pandemic continues to go through our country, we will be in a constant state of change. This means that we will need to stay flexible as we adjust to all the changes that will continue to come our way in the coming months. Although change can be agitating; flexibility is good for us.
In Matthew 22:21, Jesus said, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” Jesus gave this answer to a question about the governments expectation on the people. His answer is important because this week, Leon County passed an ordinance that requires the use of face masks in “business establishments” which includes churches. Paul tells us to “submit to the governing authorities,” therefore we will humbly and graciously be requiring face masks during our worship service.
There are a few things that you need to be aware of in light of these recent changes. First, our welcome team will have extra masks if you do not have one or if you forget one. Second, children under 6 years of age are not required to wear a mask. Third, since wearing a mask for a long time can be uncomfortable; we will be shortening our service this week.
Although wearing masks is not convenient, it is still a privilege and joy to be able to gather and worship together. I pray that we will all enjoy worshipping together this week.
For His Name's Sake,