August 6, 2020
Hello LAC Friends!
September is around the corner! As we we anticipate the fall, our plan is to
gradually offer additional on-site ministry opportunities.
Beginning September 6, 2020, our
plan is to launch or continue the following:
On-site service at 6:30 PM - masks required
Adult Discipleship Classes (ADC) - online via ZOOM at 8:45
AM (ADC kicks off on September 13)
Online and on-site @ 10:30 AM. Masks recommended.
On-site ministry for children
Nursery & Preschool - full-time
ministry with parents dropping off their children prior to the start of
the service and following check-in procedures including temperature checks.
Elementary - 1/3 time in the service
and 2/3 time downstairs (max of 25 children per room)
- Parents are asked to sign a release
acknowledging ownership of risk prior to participation.
- Click HERE to complete
this form online. Even if you completed this form for summer activities,
you must complete again.
- Check-in will occur at the South Entrance.
- Digital temperature of each child
will be taken at check-in. Any child with a temperature of 100.4 and above are
asked to quarantine right away along with their families.
- Elementary: 1-2 events/month on-site (similar to the
- "56" & UTH: Weekly gatherings in the
downstairs rooms or off-site locations.
- Small Groups/Home Groups continue to meet off-site or
- Wednesday evening meals will not resume in the fall.
Women's Bible study, Praise & Prayer, and Knights of the 21st Century will be meeting
online. Please check the website for updates during the month of
Our plan is to continue ramping up
by launching additional on-site ministry options based upon the assessments we
do throughout the month. Thank you for your ongoing support as we work to
provide ministry opportunities for all ages, keeping safety precautions and the
health of our congregation at the highest regard. We encourage you to review
our COVID-19 page for updates, health risk assessment, service offerings and
guidelines, and FAQs.
We appreciate your continued prayers and if you
have additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Rev. Dr. Bernt King
July 17, 2020
As you may know, Governor Wolf
has imposed limits on gatherings in these days of the COVID-19 pandemic
effective July 16. These measures come as coronavirus cases are on the rise.
There has been official communication that these restrictions do not
directly apply to religious organizations, and as such, we will
continue to offer online services as well as on-site services on
Saturday evening and Sunday morning. We appreciate the governor granting
this exemption, which officially permits us to carry forward.
In light of the fact that COVID-19
cases are increasing and that additional measures are being taken to limit
exposure, we would encourage each of you to consider extra safety precautions.
We will continue requiring masks on Saturday and recommending them for
Sunday morning attendance. We appreciate your stewardship, both of your health
and that of the church community, as we seek to be a testimony of the work of
Jesus even during a pandemic.
We appreciate your continued prayers and if you have
additional questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Dr. Bernt King
June 14, 2020
If you haven't already heard,
on-site ministry resumed at LAC June 6-7, 2020.
According to our Path to On-Site Ministry graphic (see below), we have proceeded to Step 3 with limited on-site capacity in addition to our
continuing church online experience.
In the past, LAC offered two Sunday
services, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have sought to restructure our
on-site services to allow for thorough cleaning and disinfecting between
services. Therefore, we plan to proceed with three offerings for individuals to
engage in a meaningful way as part of our LAC community:
evening at 6:30 PM - on-site service
where masks are required and it is expected that attendees will
practice social distancing.
morning at 10:30 AM - on-site service
where masks are recommended but it is expected that attendees will
practice social distancing.
morning at 10:30 AM - church online in the comfort of your home.
Those who are unable to watch the livestream at 10:30 AM, this service will
become available for viewing on our website http://www.lancastercma.org/media/sermons.
We ask you to continue to, as Paul
stated, "always abound in grace" as we navigate these days
We need each of you to take your own
personal situation seriously and review the service options
to determine what is best for you. This is an expression of stewardship -
of that which God has given to each of us. If you haven't already done so,
please review the Personal Health Risk Assessment Tool (see below), process
the information in an effort to better help you determine which type of service
is best for you to engage with at this particular time. If you would like to be
on-site but are unable to connect with your physician prior to the weekend
service, please contact Pastor Joe at email@example.com and one of our
LAC medical professionals will contact you to assist in this assessment.
Click HERE for the Path to Onsite Ministry Document.
Click HERE for the Health Risk Self Assessment Tool.
Click HERE for the Saturday vs. Sunday guidelines.
Click HERE for FAQs. Recommended to review.
appreciate your continued prayers and if you have additional questions, feel
free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.