Church Services with limited attendance resume on October 11th, 2020.
CHURCH UPDATE – 10/5/2020
Beginning Sunday, October 11th, our church will re-open. For information regarding the policy and procedures for re-opening please see the church website. Attendance for the church will be limited to 20 attenders. Those wishing to attend will sign-up via an email link that will be sent out each week or by clicking on the sign up link below. Please sign up before the Friday that precedes that week’s service. We also ask that anyone that is planning on attending to read through the Re-opening guide below to familiarize yourself with the different procedures when you are attending services. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Luther or Lowell. If anyone wants to help with ushering for the reopening, please refer to the contact at firstname.lastname@example.org. He would like to train the ushers on the processes and procedures for reopening.
Church Service Sign Up Link – https://forms.gle/RN14ZA3rSLk3yUH1
CHURCH UPDATE – 8/13/2020
Dear Living Stone Fellowship,
As church leadership, we would like to give you an update on our Covid-19 plans. First of all, thank you for your patience and eager anticipation for when we will gather again for Sunday worship. As part of the planning for restarting in-person Sunday worship we took a church survey regarding reopening in the setting of COIVD-19, which completed in June 2020 (summary of survey results can be viewed at this link: shorturl.at/swxN9).
Based on the results of this survey along with the elder and deacon board discussions, the decision was made that in-person gatherings will be postponed until a consistent trend of decreasing COVID-19 counts in the Utah occurs along with the safety measures put in place (supplies, trained ushers, cleaning procedures). However, we have already created a policy and protocol ready to be implemented for when we do restart in-person gatherings. While we as the church board continue to monitor the state of things in Utah, please review the quick guide below. Continue to pray for the Lord’s guidance, wisdom,and timing as we navigate through this new environment.
Living Stone Leadership
On Sundays, worship gatherings will take place online through Facebook and Youtube at 11:45 am. These services will, as usual, include music for worship, prayer, sermon, and announcements. We are grateful to God for the technology that will allow us to continue to gather together for worship as we are scattered throughout Salt Lake City and beyond.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
For many of us, this current moment is understandably unsettling. But as our Christian faith proclaims, we have the promise that nothing will ever separate us from the love God has for His people (Romans 8:35-39). Furthermore, our help, confidence, and protection comes from Him if we just ask and seek refuge (Psalms 121, Nahum 1:7).
In addition, Pastor Luther has laid out a few pastoral exhortations on how we can live during this time.
1. Prayer: “Let us pray. Let us pray for our political leaders. Let us pray for President Trump and Governor Herbert. Let us pray for the mayors of our townships. Let us pray for the doctors and nurses that are tirelessly serving the needs of patients. Let us pray for researchers that are seeking to create a vaccine. Let us pray for the sick to be healed. Let us pray for the vulnerable to be protected. Let us fervently seek the Lord in prayer.”
2. Trust: “Let us trust in the Lord. During this season, I personally find it easy to be driven to fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear for those that are vulnerable. But in the midst of doubts or worries for safety, let us confidently look to Christ and trust in his sufficiency. Let us trust in the one who controls all things.”
3. Love One Another: “Let us seek to love one another. Sadly, in the time of fear, people can grow in selfishness. Hoarding supplies for ourselves. Thinking only of our needs not the needs of others. But during this time, let us discern ways in which we could love one another. How could we seek to love and care for the more vulnerable? How could we seek to encourage one another through times of fear? How could we share the hope of Christ with our neighbor? In a culture of fear, may the love of Christ permeate through our life as a church family.”
If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us via phone or Facebook. Stay safe and God bless.