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Resume communion JULY 19
Dear Members of Bethlehem;
What a joy it is to announce that beginning, Sunday July 19th, we will once again be able to receive the Lord’s Supper during our Sunday worship services. It has been four months since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic and many have had to sacrifice much to get us to this point. Some of the sacrifices we have experienced have been our regular worship services and the reception of Christ’s body and blood in church. I know I have often longed for the return to normalcy. When we resumed worship in our building in June, I cried tears of joy because we were able to be together as the body of Christ with our brothers and sisters at Bethlehem.
I have eagerly awaited and anticipated with joy this time that we can once again celebrate the Feast of Victory of our Lord together. The Board of Elders has put together a plan for us to resume safe reception of the Lord’s Supper. Yes, it will look somewhat different than we are used to celebrating, however it is a cause to rejoice nonetheless. Attached you will find a detailed description of safe procedures for our reception of Communion. Be assured that these procedures were established for the health and safety of all of the family of God at Bethlehem. The Board of Elders appreciates your understanding, patience and cooperation in following these procedures. We ask that you look them over before attending church on July 19. As we move forward our guidelines are subject to change.
Know also that we understand that people are on either edge of the spectrum concerning the return to normalcy. Some people will be confident, others cautious and most every stage in-between. In our series of sermon messages, we have been talking about LOVE. We have heard the Apostle John say that God’s love for us is sacrificial in Jesus, and that we therefore love one another sacrificially. We thank you in advance for your sacrificial love in giving up your preferences so that others might be loved.
We will continue to use common sense; if you are in high risk category, are sick, are running a temperature, have difficulty breathing or have been in contact with someone having the coronavirus with-in the past 14 days please stay home and stay safe for yourself and others safety. I continue to remain
In His Service,