COVID -19 Reopening Sunday!
Yes, We are Reopening by RSVP
May I gladly announce we will be reopening by RSVP on Sunday, May 17th.
Psalm 118:24 (ESV)
24 This is the day that the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Our Response to COVID-19 and the Governor's Health Orders:
We are striving to balance a call to worship God together (Hebrews 10:24-25), submit and follow God's established government leaders (Romans 13:1-7), and love our neighbors as we ought to (Mark 12:31). Because of these Biblical principles we are striving to fully comply with the Governor's health orders.
We are pleased to announce that we will be opening on Sunday, May 17th, to those whom RSVP. RSVP will help us comply with the governor's latest health order. To see the health orders orders authorizing our opening and the health guidelines we are committing to follow - Please visit the governor's website.
We Are Opening May 17th BY RSVP
Why RSVP? We want to make sure we are able to comply with the governor's health orders as we open up. RSVP's will help us facilitate that and make sure we are able to manage any first time visitors.
What Services Are Opening?
These Services Will Begin on May 17th:
- 10 AM Sunday Morning Worship
- 6 PM Sunday Evening Service
- 7 PM Wednesday Prayer Meeting
ALL ATTENDERS MUST FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES AND FAMILIES MUST STAY TOGETHER!
We will not be able to provide the following services:
- Sunday School
- Children Services
- Or Nursery.
We anticipate opening those ministries latter on as the health orders relax the guidelines for churches.
What to expect?
- Households will sit together.
- 6 feet must be maintained.
- Households will be dismissed together.
- No children or nursery services at this time.
- Bring Your Favorite Hymns to sing.
What should I bring for Children?
To encourage our families we will be providing our children with coloring activities related to our message and Children's note taking paper.
All we ask is that you would bring some coloring utensils from home for them to use.
New Opportunity - Schedule a Small Group Study
Although the guidelines do limit our ability to provide some services. They also allow for us to extend other services in their place.
We will be able to provide a limited number of small group Bible studies and remain in compliance.
To Sign-Up and schedule a small group ministry please contact us at one of our contacts found at www.laramiebethel.org.
What if I have symptoms?
We request that if you have the above symptoms, please do not attend our services. We must be careful to protect one another from exposure. An exposure in a small church could be devastating to our members and to the church. We must emphasize missing a service because you are providentially hindered by an illness is not a sin. (Romans 8:28, 15:22)
What if I am vulnerable?
We recommend all vulnerable people to follow the health guidelines of the CDC.
Vulnerable people are defined as:
1. Elderly individuals.
2. Individuals with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy.
Do I have to where a mask?
No, Currently (May 2020) there is not Law or health order in Wyoming mandating a mask except for staff and leaders.
Do we need to sit as a family (household)?
Yes, to fully comply with the health orders we ask that all households remain together at all times.
Why do we need to RSVP?
RSVPing helps us ensure we are able to meet the guidelines set fourth by our local health orders.
Will I be able to shake hands and mingle?
No, we ask that each household remain 6 feet away from others before, during, and after the service. This is required by the current health guidelines.
Do you have other questions?
Feel free to contact Pastor with questions. My hope is that we would be transparent in all matters and would love to to answer any questions you have.
The Health orders will continue to significantly effect our one another ministry and fellowship. These relationships are important and especially the longer we experience social distancing.
Even though we are gathering - Join me in committing to connect with one of our church attenders per day through phone, text, email, Facebook and other social distancing tools.