Brethren,

Greetings in the Lord Jesus. Here is the update regarding Sunday services for this week.

The BC provincial government addressed the plan to re-open the province, so the deacons and I will meet on Sunday to discuss our plan as a church for moving forward.

The provincial government of B.C. has not changed the rule that less than fifty persons are allowed to meet, so we will proceed on this Sunday as we did last week. There will be no prayer meeting at 9:30a.m., but our morning service (11:00a.m.) and evening service (5:00p.m.) will continue as normal.

As a reminder, if you are in a high-risk category or are showing symptoms of sickness, please do not attend church services. Also, if you do not wish to attend, please do not do so. We will continue to practice social distancing which means no hand shaking, no hugging, no physical contact of any sort, and maintaining a distance of 4-6 feet away from one another.

Please try and arrive early for church as we have had to send several people home over the last few weeks in order to comply with the mandate to not exceed fifty persons gathered together.

Also, if you have small children, please consider bringing them for the evening service only as we have been turning away adults from the morning service. It is extremely difficult as a pastor to advise people to not come to church, but such is our present situation. And please remember: we have an evening worship that we have not had to turn anyone away from since the Covid-19 situation began.

If anyone needs any help with obtaining groceries or other things, please contact me or one of the deacons so we can try and help out. Also, I am maintaining normal office hours during this crisis so if you want to talk, give me a call, email, text, or feel free to pop in as we are able to social distance at the church building. I am also happy to meet with people at their homes.

Please continue to pray for our church and for the church as a whole during this time. Please pray that the gospel of our Lord Jesus would run swiftly and glorified throughout the earth.

In Christ,

Jim Butler