We are online with our worship service and other events
First, we want as the body of Christ to respond with faith, not fear. Our faith is in a sovereign God who is King over every square inch of this universe- and over every germ and virus. Psalm 46 expresses well our faith in God as Lord and King no matter what the circumstances are around us.
Second, we want to respond practically- exercising caution but not adding to the panic in the culture. The health and safety of the CMPC family is a priority for us. We are keeping the church building clean and disinfected; we have hand sanitizers at every main entrance. Rather than the customary shaking of hands or the new fist bumps, we request that for the time being our greetings to one another be verbal.
Following the suggestions of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), we recommend:
· Please stay home when you are sick (7 days minimum is recommended).
· For those of you who are part of the “at risk” group due to age and/or underlying health conditions, please feel free to remain at home. If you have any needs for food, medicine, or other basic necessities, please let us know.
· Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands (especially in public settings).
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
· Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.
· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Third, after much prayer and consideration, we will worship only once each Sunday at 8:30am and strongly encourage our members to view online along with a Sunday School class at 10:00am. Both are viewable during and after the broadcast. All other church activities are cancelled until further notice.
Finally, we need to pray for…
· All those impacted by this virus,
· For those serving the sick,
· For those searching for vaccines and a cure,
· For our government officials who are making decisions for the well- being of our counties, state and nation,
· and for God’s protection and provision for all of us from this virus.