We will worship again in person on June 7. Please take time to read the guidelines that we have provided, so that we may have a safe reopening. Our fellowship has been greatly missed and we are looking forward to worshipping together once again.
While there may be a difference of opinions, the church leadership is asking that everyone follow the guidelines in the best interest of the church and out of respect for your church leaders.
We are using the governor's recommendations regarding places of worship. If you would like to read those, there is a link below.
Should I feel obligated to attend church service?
No. At this time the governor still recommends worshipping virtually so don't feel obligated or disobedient if you chose to remain at home. We will continue to have the service available online.
Who should NOT attend?
While we would love for everyone to attend, the current recommendations of those that should not attend are the vulnerable populations, those who are sick, and anyone that has been recently exposed to Covid-19.
What is Sunday morning going to look like when we resume services?
How will I know where to sit without coming into contact with another person or family?
All members of your family are asked to sit together. We are currently working on how spacing will work between family groups so that we can maintain a 6ft distance. Someone will be here to help with seating you and your family.
How will offering be handled?
Offering plates will be located on the offering table and also at the back of the sanctuary for people to drop their tithe into without coming in contact with others or passing plates.
How will we dismiss without coming into contact with one another?
We will dismiss by rows. We ask you to be patient and understanding as we stagger our dismissal.
Will there be Sunday night and Wednesday night services?
No. We will only have Sunday morning worship when we reopen. Other activities will continue to be evaluated regularly.
We will continue to update these guidelines as we finalize our reopening plans.
There is a lot of uncertainty about what to do to keep from getting the Covid-19 virus. But two things have been proven to work that will help from getting it and from spreading it; social distancing and washing our hands.
As I was praying about what to write, God led me to see that for us to stay away from sin we need to social distance ourselves from Satan. The best way to do that is to stay close to God and His Word. Psalm 119:11 says; “Your Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
We all have a sin nature and we all will and do sin. But the more we pursue the things of God the easier it will become to social distance ourselves from Satan’s temptations. 1 Timothy 6:11 says, “But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.”
When we think we have touched something that may have the Covid-19 virus on it, we wash our hands. When King David realized that he had committed a sin, he prayed in Psalm 51:2, “Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.” Also in Titus 3:5 Paul says, “…according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.” This is referring to the spiritual cleansing we get when we get saved.
So let’s all thank God for His spiritual cleansing and pray that He will help us from falling into temptation.
A message from Pastor Randy Smith
I would like to personally invite you to Crossroads Baptist Church. You will find our church to be a place where life-long friendships can be cultivated. Crossroads is an environment where you can love God, connect with people, and be empowered for ministry and service.
Randy Smith, Pastor
9:15 am Bible Study
10:30 am Worship
4:00 pm Choir practice
5:00 pm PM Bible Study
5:00 pm Supper
6:00 pm Prayer Meeting
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