Grace and peace to you from the Risen Christ and our church.
It is a blessing to be able to worship together with the use of technology provided for us by the Broyhill Family Foundation in honor of our Allene Broyhill Stevens. We would love to hear from you about your experience of that. And if you are finding it of benefit, why not consider inviting friends and family to do the same?
Our Church office will continue to remain open, at least until noon Monday through Thursday, for essentials. Very few members of our staff are present on a daily basis. And we are following guidelines about wiping down surfaces, washing hands, and social distancing.
We will continue to provide worship online at 10 a.m. on Sundays, including Easter Sunday.
Next Sunday’s worship will come to you from the Christian Life Center, and the following Sunday, Easter, we will be live from our historic sanctuary.
Each week on Friday we will email the order of worship, including Scripture and words to hymns/songs to you – so that you can follow along and fully participate with us. Make sure we have your correct email address.
This coming Sunday we will web stream the celebration of Holy Communion. You will have the opportunity to participate from home.
Several suggestions: it is permissible to have only one of either the bread or juice, but preferable for you to have both; crackers or bread are appropriate elements, as is grape juice or an appropriate substitute of your choice.
Please have them ready in your home. I will consecrate all of the elements here at the church and in your homes during the service on Sunday, and we will share in the LORD’s Supper at the same time together.
One final announcement. Since we are unable to share a hug or handshake, for the time being, when seeing one another, our greeting will be a hand or fist tapped twice on our hearts. The symbolism is of all of our individual personalities and gifts (our five fingers) united in Christ (symbolized by our hands/fists); and two taps symbolizing our heartfelt love for Him and for one another. So, when we see and greet one another, the appropriate gesture is two taps on our hearts.
It is an honor to lead and serve with you during this time.
In Christ’s love,