Greetings in the precious name of the Lord Jesus Christ! I have some good news to share with you.
Late Friday afternoon, Governor Northam announced that effective today, May 15th, those who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear a mask in most public places. In keeping with the Governor's announcement, the church board has modified our COVID-19 protocol regarding mask wearing in the church building.
Beginning tomorrow, May 16th, masks will no longer be required in the church building for those who are fully vaccinated. if you are fully vaccinated , but would feel more comfortable by continuing to wear a mask, please feel free to do so as long as you desire. Those who are not fully vaccinated will still need to wear a mask. By way of reminder, fully vaccinated is defined as occuring 2 weeks after receiving all doses of the COVID vaccine (2 weeks after your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine; or 2 weeks after the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Also, we have designated the multipurpose room as a "mask only" room. If you would be more comfortable worshiping in an area where all individuals will be wearing masks, you may do so in that room which is equipped with a tv that will stream the service. The multipurpose room is located off the lower lobby.
For now, all other mitigation measures will remain in place: temperature checks, social distancing and capacity limits. We thank you for your continued cooperation in helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and let's all continue to work towards the day that this pandemic is over.
I look forward to worshipping with you in person or online tomorrow!
Grace & Peace,
Lifeline Online- weekly news of Lebanon Christian Church, May 12, 2021
Reflections- "A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.' Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." Proverbs 31:10-11; 27-31
PASTOR 2 PERSON
CHURCH MINISTRIES RE-OPENING PLANS- According to the Governor of Virginia's website, if COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward and vaccinations continue to increase, it is the Governor's intention to lift social distancing guidelines and capacity limits in June. Based on that possibility, here is our tentative plan for re-opening other aspects of church life and ministries:
Adult Sunday School classes will resume beginning July 4th
Vacation Bible School will run from August 5-8, with closing program to be a part of the Sunday morning worship service on August 8th
Children & Teen Sunday School classes & Junior Church will resume September 12th
AGAIN, THESE PLANS ARE TENTATIVE, BASED UPON IF THE MITIGATION MEASURES ARE LIFTED IN JUNE AND REMAIN LIFTED.
MORTGAGE BALANCE REDUCTION- Because of your generosity, we were able to reduce the principal on our mortgage by $30,278.60 during the month of April! The remaining balance on our mortgage now stands at $366,093.17. Thank you for your continued faithful and generous giving!
NEW SERMON SERIES begins this Sunday-Prayers God Always Says Yes To. We will be this series by looking at this question-Why doesn't God always say yes to my prayers?
Grace & Peace, Dennis
Sunday attendance: onsite- 66; online views-102
COVID-19 MINISTRY UPDATES
Sunday morning worship: 10:45 a.m. onsite and livestreamed on our church's Facebook page: lebanonchristianleehall
Service is also posted to our church's website- www.lcc-va.org
Words of Hope, Monday-Thursday, 5:00 p.m. livestreamed on our church's Facebook page.
Wednesday evening Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. E-mail me for details on how to join
OFFERINGS.......ways to give your offerings
1. offering box in the foyer
2. give your offering online at www.lcc-va.org
3.mail your offering. Mailing address: Lebanon Christian Church, 421 Yorktown Road, Newport News, VA 23603
4. drop off your offering at the church office
church website- www.lcc-va.org
church Facebook page- lebanonchristianleehall