all church worship guideliness

may 16, 2021

The new CDC guidelines and WA State mandates for faith-based organizations have recently been issued related to fully vaccinated individuals and unmasking.

We have strived in the past to abide by the general masking mandate in order to be compliant as well as provide a safe environment. There are layers of complexity and circumstances which the Elders need time to pray and discuss before making any changes to our current practice. If you attend in person this Sunday, please wear a mask.

Let us remember the admonition to love one another from the Apostle Paul in Colossians 3:14, "Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity."

With joy in serving Him,

Elder Board



September 30, 2020

Beginning Sunday, October 4th, our services will all be indoors. We will be offering two seating locations for All Church Worship at 10:30AM: 

  • Sanctuary
  • Fellowship Hall

Registration is required to select your seating location. Limited capacity for each location. Registration opens Wednesday night. Livestream of the service will still be offered at this time. Please go to the LHBC Events page for all the ministries and events offered at LHBC.

ministry & coronavirus (COVID-19) update


july 8, 2020

We will continue our livestream and in-person outdoor service with registration during this SafeStart Reopening Phase of LHBC at 10:30am PST.

During this time, Sunday Bible Class will not be offered.

ministry & coronavirus (COVID-19) update

reopening lhbc

june 17, 2020


Governor Inslee has announced Phase 1 for Religious & Faith-based Organizations under his SafeStart Reopening Plan.

According to the governor's decision and guidance, we are permitted to worship OUTDOORS together with limitations. We have updated our ALL CHURCH WORSHIP page with more information. Because of limitations on the number of attendees set by the Governor, you must sign-up to attend in-person (for church purposes only).

We have been blessed with the ability to host outdoor worship since May 31st in our LHBC parking lot and plan to continue to do so.

This Sunday, we plan to have:

9:00 am - 9:45 am Sunday Bible Class (online via zoom)

10:30 am Livestream (FB Live and YouTube)

10:30am in-person outdoor service (LHBC parking lot)

Please see our ALL CHURCH WORSHIP page for details and to to register for the in-person outdoor service at 10:30am.  Registration link opens Wednesday night of each week.

Hope to see you there!

Pastor Joe Lum

Ministry and Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

may 20, 2020

Dear LHBC,

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 ( 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.”

If you wish to know more about our reasoning along with miscellaneous FAQ’s please CLICK HERE

Please join us!

Pastor Joe Lum

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