Updates in procedures due to COVID-19

We are blessed that we have had the opportunity to meet in-person as well as online. Our services are streamed via Facebook, both morning and evening.

For those who wish to attend in-person, a mask covering mouth and nose is required at all times while indoors. We encourage you to minimize your time in the building, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between households, and conduct conversations outdoors.

Anyone who is experiencing any symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, or loss of taste or smell, or less common symptoms including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea), or who has had exposure to a person with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection, should not attend in-person worship.

Services temporarily suspended

The session met Friday evening to discuss the growing concern over COVID-19 and public gatherings. In light of recent information, we’ve decided to suspend all church activity, including Sunday worship, for the next two Sundays (3/15 and 3/22). We will re-evaluate the situation the following week.

We do not do this lightly, as our public worship is the heartbeat of our Christian life. Given the rapid spread of the virus, recommendations to limit public gatherings as a preventative measure, and the makeup of our congregation, the session believed it prudent and loving to cancel public worship.

For the next two Sundays, we encourage everyone to avail themselves of the blessing of private worship. It is not ideal, as God has called us to gather all together, but we can be confident that God blesses the reading of His Word and He hears the prayers of His people in all circumstances. Additionally, the elders are exploring ways to encourage and minister to the church over the coming week.

If anyone needs anything or has any concerns please do let us know.

Had we gathered this week, Pastor Michael would have preached on 1 Peter 1:3-5,

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to his great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Our hope and peace are from our merciful heavenly Father in His Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. Our inheritance is unshakable.

Guest speakers coming to Mission OPC in November

Join us in November to hear guest speakers from around the world.

On Sunday, November 10, the Rev. Hiralal Solanki, (pastor, Reformed Presbyterian Church of India) will join us. He will be leading Sunday school from 9:15-10:00 AM on the topic of Christianity in today’s India, and then preaching during worship at 10:30 AM. His sermon is “Facing Goliath: Christianity & Persecution.”

Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16, we will host the Bold North Conference on Reformed Theology, featuring Rev. Dr. John Currie and Tim Challies, speaking on the topic of Grace.

Sunday, November 17, Dr. Currie will preach in the morning service at 10:30 AM.