Good evening brothers and sisters. As you all know, the government’s response to the COVID-19 virus continues to tighten by the day. The recent order by the County Health Officer has made it clear that any social gatherings are not permitted through March 31. In light of this most recent order all meetings and gatherings, whether Sunday worship, Community Groups, Youth Group, Women’s Ministry, etc., will all be postponed until that time. We will be reevaluating things on or around the 31st, and will communicate our decisions about future corporate worship and gatherings at that time.
During this time when we are physically apart, it is vital that ministry to each of you continues to take place. To facilitate this Pastor James will be posting a video sermon each Lord’s Day to our website. We will be sending an email link each week as a reminder. Along with this, each day either Pastor James or Pastor Clark will be posting a short video devotional as well. Also, the Pastors, Elders, and Deacons will be placing periodic phone calls to each of our members just to touch base, listen, talk, pray, and support you through this challenging and anxious time. With that in mind, if any of you are feeling anxious or burdened yourself, please do not hesitate to reach out to Pastor James or Pastor Clark or any of your elders. Also, if anyone has a financial need please contact one of the Pastors, Elders, or Deacons. We are here for you and are available. As a reminder, along with Pastor James and Pastor Clark, the Elders are Guy Baker, Tony Estrada, and Mike Robirds. The Deacons are Bill Barto, Ken Dilitkanich, Mark Goddard, Chris Goegan, Norm Matheson, Dan Morgigno, and Carlos Reyes. All of our phone numbers are in the directory which is accessible on our website under the “Members” tab. Please email Joey Hahne if you need the password to the directory at email@example.com.
It is important that we also say a word about giving during this time as well. All the expenses of the church continue during this time, including mortgage, salaries, and missionary support. There are three ways you can give. You can set up online giving through your bank so you can do a direct deposit. If you would like to do this you can email Joey to set it up. You can send a physical check to the church at 24600 La Plata Dr. Laguna Niguel, CA 92677. Or you can give through our website by clicking on the “Online Giving” tab. However, this goes through Paypal, which charges us a 2.2% service fee and is thus not the preferred option.
Finally, may you, by God’s grace, rest in Him, knowing that He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will together with Him, graciously give us all things. (Rom.8:32)
Together with you all in Christ our Savior,
The Pastors and Elders of Grace Church.