This past Sunday, Coram Deo Church met in our building for public Lord’s Day worship for the first time in over two months. If you had told any of us one year ago that we would be thrilled to host five services with 50 people or less in attendance while wearing protective masks, we would have laughed at you. And yet, it was an absolute joy to gather together again for worship after so much time apart.
Since we will be in this new season for a little while, we are doing our best to make it as sustainable as possible. This week, here are some things that you need to know about:
- RSVP for Sunday on Wednesday at 5 pm. Because we are asking you to RSVP, we are going to open up registrations at the same time every week. Bringing consistency to the registration time will give you the ability to know when it’s happening and make sure you are available. We want to give you the best chance possible of being able to sign up for a service that works well for your family. We will send out an email notification and post on social media when the registration for the week goes live at http://coramdeochurch.org/rsvp.
- Larger groups confirm RSVP. If you are RSVP’ing for more people than your immediate household, notify us after you RSVP by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Evening services at 4 and 5:45 pm. We heard from multiple people that the 6:45 pm option wasn’t a good fit for families with small children. We hear you and we’re moving our evening services up by one hour to be able to better accommodate more of our church family and better care for our staff. The morning services will remain at 8:15, 10, and 11:45 am.
- Continuing to stream on Facebook Live at 10 am. Many of you are not ready to return to gathering together and we understand that will likely be the case until we’re out of our current season. We are going to continue to stream the 10 am service on Facebook Live for the foreseeable future.
- Come if you can. If you ARE able to gather with the rest of the church, we strongly encourage you to do so. If we exhaust the space at the current service options, we will figure out ways to make more opportunities.
Thank you so much for your continued grace and flexibility as we walk through this strange time. Together, may we look “to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.” Hebrews 12:2–3 (ESV)