We pray you are well, and drawing near to God who loves to draw near to us (James 4:8). In this time of global pandemic, we wanted to bring you up-to-date on best Covid-19 prevention practices and resources.

Jesus told us that we love Him by caring for “the least of these my brothers and sisters.” Let us make every effort to love one another in ways that care for the health and wellness of each person we meet. Please join us for worship in-house at 9AM (contemporary) and 11AM (classic), or via livestream (on our church YouTube channel), or watch our recorded livestream services at a later time here. We will continue to meet in-person with our Grow Groups and other small groups.

In September of 2021 Our COVID-19 Taskforce, made the following recommendations that were also approved by the Leadership Team:

Communion Service: We recommend through Fall 2021, that we continue to use individual sealed Communion kits with people receiving Communion in their seats every 1st Sunday of the month.

Welcome Center: We recommend use of volunteers at Welcome Center beginning this Fall, but ask that all Welcome Center volunteers recruited wear masks. We recommend placing a box fan behind Welcome Center to improve air ventilation in Foyer.

Hospitality/Fellowship Time after worship: We recommend Sunday hospitality service after worship be served outside whenever weather allows. On rainy Sundays, we recommend cancelling hospitality service.

Grow Groups: We recommend the following guidelines be communicated to all grow groups and group facilitators that choose to meet this Fall: “If you choose to meet face-to-face with a Grow Group in Fall 2021, you accept responsibility to use best practices for Covid-19 prevention or choose to meet virtually via Zoom.

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.

— Psalm 91:1-3 (NLT) 

RESOURCES

Covid-19 Action Plan

COVID-19 ACTION PLAN

Pastoral Letters

PASTORAL LETTER MAY 21, 2021

PASTORAL LETTER DECEMBER 17, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER DECEMBER 1, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER NOVEMBER 14, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER AUGUST 21, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER JULY 22, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER JULY 10, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER JUNE 12, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER MAY 28, 2020

PASTORAL LETTER MAY 6, 2020

LEAD PASTOR DAVID’S LETTER MARCH 26, 2020

LEAD PASTOR DAVID’S LETTER MARCH 16, 2020

LEAD PASTOR DAVID’S LETTER MARCH 14, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

Local Health Resources

Clatsop County Department of Public Health https://www.co.clatsop.or.us/publichealth/page/coronavirus-what-you-need-know

Seaside Providence Medical Center https://www.providence.org/patients-and-visitors/coronavirus-advisory/

Columbia Memorial Hospital https://columbiamemorial.org/covid-19-updates/

State and National Health Resources

Oregon Health Authority https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

American Red Cross https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/coronavirus-safety-and-readiness-tips-for-you.html

Covenant Church Resources

Pacific NorthWest Conference http://pacnwc.org/covid-19-resources/

Evangelical Covenant Church (national)  https://covchurch.org/covid-19/

Other Resources

30 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Creative Ways to “Go With Christ” into our Community

Scriptures to reflect upon during this time

CALL TO PRAYER

Let’s daily continue to pray for God’s healing grace to be at work in our community, state, nation, and world, slowing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), and bringing healing to the thousands of people who are suffering from this disease worldwide. May you know the power of God’s love, be filled with joy in Christ’s presence today, and in the weeks ahead, may we all prayerfully approach God’s throne with confidence, asking for God’s grace to help us in our time of need.