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Board Meetings tonight!
• We will be meeting tonight with all the boards. We will be socially distancing in the fellowship hall at 6:30 P.M.. Individual boards will meet as needed after a group meeting.
• June handouts are available in zip file format here.
• The FOOD BANK is looking for more donations (rice and pasta this month). You can drop items off Tuesday & Thursday 10-noon. Thanks!
Message from Pastor Keith about opening the church!
It is with joy that I am writing to you. It always gives me this joy when I think of each of you and your faith. I know that we all are looking forward to the time we can all be back together again in a normal worship service. We are going to open in a limited way this coming Sunday Morning at 10:00 a.m.. There will be some restrictions that we are asked to observe for a time. These are going to call for us all to have some patience and be willing to limit our interactions. Here is the plan for Sunday and probably for a number of Sunday’s to come.
We will be asking everyone to observe the social distancing practices that hopefully we are all aware. We are obviously asked to not hug or do handshakes. And it will be best to observe the six-foot rule. I am asking that we wear masks at all times during the service. Singing without a mask is a very good way to spread the virus if we might have it.
There will be some changes to what we do during our worship services. There will be a way to give your offerings as you enter or leave the building, but no plates will be passed. We will not pass out bulletins but will give announcements and directions as needed. We have removed the Hymnals and Bibles from the pews. All of our singing will be along with the praise team with lyrics on the screen. There will not be any Children’s church or nursery attendant, but the nursery will be open for parents. We will not have a fellowship time or greeting time. Seating will be by family units or at least six feet away from others.
We would like to caution our older members and those with conditions that put them at risk to watch the service over the various internet choices that we will provide both during and after the service. Please be patient with us as we work out the kinks to going live with the services. Following is the service order for Sunday mornings.
Prelude – Prayer – Praise Team – Family Prayer – Announcements – Message – Invitation Prayer – Postlude.
I apologize for the changes and the way they take us out of our normal routines. For now this is the best we can do given our situation.
In Christ and In His Hope,
Sunday Morning Service:
· 10:00 a.m. Worship Service (Childrens Church and Nursery provided) · 11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time · 11:15 a.m. Connection Classes
Men's Prayer Meeting
Wednesday mornings 6:00 a.m. @ Moab Grill. All men are invited for this time of fellowship & prayer.
Everyone Can Serve
- Extend the word of welcome, whether or not we are official greeters
- Be listening caring friends, whether or not we are offical lay counselors
- Be ready to give reason for the hope that is in us, whether or not we are on the evangelism team
- Be enthusiastic participants and ready to give a hand, whether or not we are on the planning or cleanup committees.
What is a Community Church?
Monthly From Pastor Keith
Keith’s Quill – May 2020
These have been weird and strange days! Especially for the church. We have been worshipping in new ways now for seven weeks. There have been some blessings that have come out of this for us as a church. We are learning to do online worship. This we hope to continue in the future even when we are able to come together again. This ministry has reached people that we have never been able to minister to before. I even have family members that have never seen me preach that are tuning in. The messages are available on our Facebook page at Moab Community Church on Sunday’s at 8:00 a.m. They are also placed on our webpage, moabcommunitychurch.com, where they remain for you to access.
Of course, all of us wish for the regular services to begin again. We are preparing for this to happen. As long as the virus is a threat we will need to make a number of modifications to how we meet. Social distancing needs to stay in affect so sitting together with friends takes on a new challenge. We will not pass out bulletins or really pass anything that requires anyone to touch it. This changes how we receive offerings and take communion. For a while I am sure that we will be required to wear masks. I’m talking about the ones that cover the nose and mouth now! It will be difficult to be together and not have our usual hugs and handshakes but refraining from them will be a necessity. Also I feel like I must caution those in the older age brackets to think about their participation. With the wave of tourists that begin to come back to Moab this weekend we will be at higher risk then has been true for the first two months of this crisis.
The last thing I want to happen is for our older congregants to get sick with this virus. Since I am actually in the age group at jeopardy I will try to be careful of my interactions as well. Initially we will opt out of Children’s church and fellowship time. We will have something for the kids during the worship service. Everyone will be invited to bring their own coffee. Extra cleaning and sanitizing will be done, and the use of restrooms might be limited. (Maybe we should rethink bringing coffee.) Our plan at the moment is to see how the new normal with tourists back in town affects the amount of positive cases. If there is nominal affect we might be able to begin with services by mid-May. This will be in some regard dictated by the state and local authorities.
We have been put into a position by this situation to either grow or diminish in our faith. My prayer is that we all grow and develop during this time. God is still good and good all the time. May Jesus bring us all comfort, peace and great hope as we wait upon Him. Love to each of you. -PK
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