September 23, 2020
Dear Members and Friends,
This Saturday, between the hours of 12-2 pm the church doors will be open so that those members and friends who wish to may gather and pray for those marching in Washington D.C. at the same time. Bob and Toni Marino will be present to welcome you and ensure people are seated at recommended distance from one another, (in keeping with current health guidelines). They will also provide the guide for prayer so that we are coordinated in our praying.
Every fifteen minutes I will offer a short reading from Scripture and pray for each of the specific requests printed on your bulletin. This ensures we are asking God for the same things, and at the same time as our brothers and sisters in the Nation’s Capital.
You are welcome to arrive and leave when you wish to do so. No one will be asked to pray publicly , but to offer silent prayer. If, however, you follow the guide on the hand outs and wish to pray out loud, feel free to do so.
There is no doubt we are at a tipping point in our nations’ history, and I am encouraged that so many Christian leaders are calling God’s people to repentance and earnest prayer.
For those who are unable to pray in our Sanctuary at the specified time, please remember the requests listed on the Prayer March bulletin. I anticipate a mighty chorus of prayer ascending to God on Saturday, and it is important we be a part of it.
There will be a simultaneous event led by Pastor and Rabbi, Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Harbinger.” What an opportunity for believers across the nation to pray to the God of heaven asking Him to show us mercy.
Here are specific ways you can pray for our nation, our families and all those in leadership at every level.
• Humbling ourselves in repentance and asking God to forgive our sins and heal our land
• Our military, police and other law enforcement, and their families—and security and peace for the nation
• Salvation of the lost, renewed strength in our families, solutions to the coronavirus pandemic, and an end to abortion
• The President and the Vice President and their families
• Compassion and kindness toward one another, respect and reconciliation between races, and healing in communities torn by violence and injustice
• Religious freedom; and for churches to have boldness, to stand firm with the Word of God, and to preach Jesus Christ in a troubled world
• Our Congress and other leaders at the national, state, and local levels; the Supreme Court, and judges across the nation
Love, Ken Larter – Minister
Worship Protocol for Congregants
What to Expect
- No Sunday School or Nursery will be provided until further notice.
- Elders continue to urge those who are reluctant, sick or especially vulnerable to worship in electronic unison from their homes.
- The church sexton will thoroughly clean the Sanctuary on Friday and Saturday as customary while wearing gloves and mask. All commonly touched surfaces- pew tops, door handles and toilet room surfaces- will be wiped with disinfectant.
- In consideration for others and for your own protection; all are requested to wear masks while entering and exiting the Sanctuary, maintain six feet of distance to other non-family attendees and refrain from hugs, handshakes and similar physical contact.
- In order to facilitate social distancing guidelines, every other pew will be marked “Please, No Seating This Pew”. In addition, pews available for seating will be marked “Please, No Seating this Side” on alternating ends in order to maximize the distance between attending worshipers. Latecomers may be ushered to available seating, which may include choir pews or opposite ends of occupied pews.
- After the service, ushers will direct pews to exit beginning from the rear of the Sanctuary first. In consideration for others and for your own protection; particular care is requested to maintain social distancing guidelines.