We, the pastors of LFCC, have prayerfully considered the spiritual and physical needs of our congregation and have determined that it is best to suspend gatherings at the church until the country gets more control over the COVID-19 coronavirus. Consequently, all our services, trainings, prayer sessions and meetings will be held online.
There is often a battle about where the line is drawn between faith and reason. Should we continue to worship in person and trust God to protect us from this virus? Show we listen to the scientists and government officials and stay at home? These questions and more have been considered and debated by pastors all over this country. Each one had to make a decision about what is best for his or her congregation.
Bishop Byrd and I considered the two compelling interests involved: continued spiritual development and enrichment, and the need to be physically whole. We've determined that both interests are best served by compliance with the recommendations that we shelter in place and by providing continuity of spiritual care by way of the internet.
We look forward to the time when we can all gather together again as one body. Our deacons have already sanitized the building and arranged the seats in our santuary to accommodate social/physical distancing. But until then, stay safe, wash your hands frequently, wear a mask if you must go out, and sanitize.