NEW PLATFORM FOR WORSHIP AT SOUTHEAST HOPE ASSEMBLY
March 27, 2020
Greeting SEHA Saints and friends:
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear…Psalm 46:1-2a
As you may be aware, things have certainly changed since our last bulletin on March 19th as it pertains to the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). We want to continue to inform the body of Christ what we as a ministry are doing as we obey the laws of the land.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) has released today, March 27th that there are further restrictions on mass gatherings. These mandatory restrictions advised that there can be no gatherings of more than 15 persons as it relates to worship gatherings. As well, we are not allowed to have any singing or cheering as this is considered promoting disease transmission.
With these new restrictions in place, we have decided to move our Sunday morning worship strictly online. We are imploring everyone to please join the worship service online as it is important that we continue to lift up our King, Jesus Christ, in these difficult times. We encourage everyone to join our online service which begins at 11 am on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6bLztsEB0TDX-zH6-mxfZA/live.
For the time being, we will continue to meet for prayer on Thursdays at 7:30 pm with a maximum of 15 persons (without signing). Saints if ever a time we need to be praying is now. If you are not able to attend prayer meeting in person, we are encouraging every person to take the time to pray at home or in your car. As we are reminded in 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
As previously stated, in addition to our regular cleaning and sanitizing, we are increasing the disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces before and after our services, including handrails, door handles, and counters. We encourage everyone to wash your hands as you enter the foyer of the worship center. Please be reminded that we are encouraging everyone to desist from shaking hands and refrain from ALL physical contact with others at church. Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer recommends social distancing, at least 6 feet apart.
We encourage you to set aside the time and stay focused during the time of service with your family/ household. Attend to the online services like you are physically sitting in church. Get out your Bible, your notebooks, your offering (via e-transfer to email@example.com) and participate fully – in worship, Bible reading, praying and giving.
Remember to please join us on Sunday at 11 am online on YouTube and do not show up at the worship center.
Pastor & Sister Russell