Ministry and Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)
may 20, 2020
As Elders, we are incredibly grateful for the body of believers the Lord has brought together here at Living Hope Bible Church. The love for the Word, desire to fellowship, visible spiritual fruit and growth, as well as the joy of simply being together. These have been unprecedented times in which we live. Never, in our imagination, would we have conceived of where we are at today. We’re sure many of you are looking forward to meeting together once again.
It is the decision of the elder board to follow the plan of our government. There is a proposed plan from the Governor and timeline given by the Seattle Times found here (https://www.seattletimes.com/life/what-inslees-4-phase-plan-to-reopen-washingtons-economy-means-for-your-life/) if all goes according to their Phased Schedule (dates have been updated):
- Phase 3: June 22nd (Monday) - larger gatherings of < 50 people
- Phase 4: July 13th (Monday) - gatherings of > 50 people
This might mean that on the Sunday following Phase 3 (June 28), we might have in-person worship with a smaller group of attendees.
Then, on the Sunday following Phase 4 (July 19), we might have our first normal church gathering without size restrictions.
We are working on a transition plan. Depending on our governor’s office, perhaps we can gather sooner rather than later. Depending on whether there are new volunteers to join the worship team or A/V team, we may or may not be able to have multiple services. There seems to be more questions than answers and it can be unsettling. We know it’s been hard on the church and everyone. We know, however, the Lord knows and cares for you all. We hope you can understand that LHBC’s elder board wishes to be Biblical with the decision we have made as we submit to our governing authority.
Psalm 9:10, “And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.”
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Pastor Joe Lum
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