I know most of you have been seeing that the COVID-19 infection rates in Arizona are really rising fast over the past couple of weeks. With this in mind, we have made the decision that we need to NOT reopen for in-person services this weekend. We want to err on the side of caution concerning this.
One of the ways that God sometimes speaks to us about a decision is if we have peace or not. As your pastor, I need to be honest with you and tell you that, at this time I do not have peace about reopening our church for in person services this coming weekend.
It is important that you know that this decision is not being made out of fear, but out of the love and responsibility that we have for you.
You might wonder, “When will we reopen for in person services then if we aren’t going to do it this weekend?” The answer is we just don’t know. We are not in a place to set a date at the moment.
We will continue to pray about this, and look at the infection rates, along with what our health and governmental authorities are saying concerning this. We are going to look at this week to week, but we will always keep you updated with our thinking about this. And we will let you know as soon as we feel like we should reopen our in person services.
Even though we are not reopening this weekend for in person services, we will still be streaming our service as we have been doing in the past!
Like I wrote to you on Tuesday, I am beginning a brand-new series this weekend called, “Breaking Free From Besetting Sins.” I think it is going to be a liberating series for a lot of us! I don’t want you to miss the first talk in this series because it sets the foundation for the entire series! So, please make sure you prioritize being online this weekend for one of our services!
Thank you for your understanding as we try to navigate these constantly changing times we are living in!
I love you and I am praying for you and your family!