The session of SGOPC has met to discuss our church activities in the light of the coronavirus pandemic and limits on social gatherings.
Effective immediately, we have suspended post-service fellowship snacks, Sunday evening study, Wednesday evening study, and Saturday morning prayer until further notice. We have not cancelled Sunday morning worship this Sunday, but we anticipate much lower attendance and will be live streaming the service with both audio and video.
We encourage members to follow guidelines from health authorities, who are recommending that people in higher risk categories (such as those over 60, pregnant women, those with other health conditions and those who live with or care for them) limit their exposure. The session strongly encourages those of our congregation in higher risk categories or who are feeling symptoms of any illness, or who desire to further limit their social contact, to stay home and utilize the live feed. If you do decide to come, please remember the social distancing and sanitary measures recommended by the health authorities, such as no handshakes, frequent hand washing, keeping some distance from others when possible, and whatever other measures you deem prudent.
For those staying home, we encourage you to participate in worship via the live feed.
If you don’t have a Trinity Hymnal at home, you can find most of the hymns at this website: https://hymnary.org/hymnal/TH1990
If you are unable to access the live video, audio of the morning sermon is usually posted to the website shortly after the service.
We will evaluate the situation each week to determine what measures we need to take.
These are uncertain times, but we take refuge in our sovereign God, knowing that even the coronavirus is under His control. If you need assistance during this time when social interaction is limited, please contact one of the deacons or elders.
Please also pray for one another. Pray for the health and well being of all of our members. Pray for the church around the world. Pray for the spread of the good news of the Gospel. Pray that suffering in this world will turn people toward their Maker.
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”