Worshipping Together

Dear Church Family,

I am excited about being able to worship together this Sunday, May 24, 2020, at 10:15 am.  We have followed all the recommended guidelines by the State of Virginia to keep our church family as safe as possible and they are listed below:

*A thorough cleaning and disinfection of frequently contacted surfaces will be conducted prior to and following the service. 

*We will only be meeting in the Sanctuary. There will only be one entrance for worship. The Sanctuary doors will be opened at 10:00 am to allow time for seating.  Please go all the way to the front of the Sanctuary and find a seat remembering to practice the 6-feet social distancing. Of course, families may sit together. Please avoid congregating to fellowship before and following the service.  

*It is recommended by the State of Virginia that persons attending be encouraged to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth at all times.

*Avoid opening doors if possible.  Ushers will open the doors as folks enter and exit the building.

*Offering plates will only be made available in the foyer at the back of the Sanctuary.

*There will not be a nursery or children’s church offered at this time.

*At the close of the service, the congregation will be dismissed by rows beginning with the back rows.

As we begin the process of coming together, my prayer is that we will have a heart of love and compassion for one another.  There will be a number of us, who for many reasons, will not be gathering in person for worship.  May the Lord fill us with understanding and compassion for each person and family as they work through this in a way that is best for them.

Ephesians 4:1-6 captures the unity God desires for Suburban.  “I therefore, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call – one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

Praying for you by name,

Pastor Todd