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Covid-19 Precautions Update

COVID - 19 PRECAUTIONS UPDATE
 
Dear Redeemer Family, 

This message is, in part, to inform you that we are cancelling Sunday public gatherings of Redeemer Church until Monday, March 23rd to help the global efforts to stem the tide of the coronavirus. On the 23rd, we will re-evaluate the circumstances and decide when to resume our gatherings. This has not been an easy decision, but after much prayer, we have decided that this is the best step we can take at this time to promote the health of our church and our community.

We want to make clear that we are not making this decision out of a spirit of fear; to our knowledge, no Redeemer event has been attended by a person infected with the coronavirus. 

We are making this decision to help mitigate the spread of the virus with the hope that, if the spread of the virus is slowed, our medical infrastructure will be able to meet the needs of all those impacted by the coronavirus. Since the coronavirus, like most viruses, disproportionately impacts those with special needs, impaired immune systems and the elderly, if our medical resources are overrun, these people may not be able to receive the life-saving care they need. And since we are called to carry each other's burdens (Galatians 6:2), we are trying to do what ever we can to lighten the load that this virus may place on the most vulnerable among us.

On a related note, we have been working recently to have the ability to live-stream our services, and we now have the technology in place to broadcast our services live. So, even though we will not be gathering physically for the next few Sunday mornings, we will be able to meet virtually. 

Sunday morning at 10:30 we will livestream our worship service via Facebook Live - Follow our Redeemer Church Facebook Page for notifications or you can follow the link here.  

Now, we began by saying this message was "in part" to inform you that we are cancelling Sunday public gatherings of Redeemer until March 23rd. The other part of this message is to encourage you to take action. 
  1. Pray for the physical and spiritual health of our church, your family and our community.
  2. During times like these, people are often receptive to Gospel conversations. Be intentional in starting conversations about Jesus. 
  3. Think about tangible ways you can bless others during this time. For example, with all the school closings, many families who rely on school breakfasts and lunches may struggle to provide enough food for their children, so consider making a donation to a local food bank.
  4. Visit cdc.gov for helpful information about what to do if you are sick and steps to prevent illness.
We will continue to keep you updated, and please reach out with any questions or prayer requests that you may have.

In Him
Redeemer Pastoral Team