Ministry Update

In-Person Services Have Been Paused Through December 6.
Online Services Continue Sundays at 10:00am.

November 18, 2020

Dear Napier Church family,

On Tuesday evening, our church Executive Team (consisting of our moderator, Deacon and Trustee Board chairs and vice-chairs, and pastoral staff) met to consider Napier’s response to the increase of COVID activity in Berrien County and the recent orders issued by MDHHS targeting a reduction in the COVID caseload in our state.  We discussed multiple options and strategies on how we could best keep our congregation safe and assist our community during this time.  After seeking the Lord’s wisdom and weighing the options before us, we unanimously determined that the best course of action at this time would be to implement a three week pause of in-person services and ministries.

This pause begins today and continues through Sunday, December 6.  Our intention at this time, Lord willing, is to resume services in-person on Sunday, December 13.  We will evaluate conditions as we get closer to December 13 to determine if resuming is a wise decision.

Services will continue to be streamed live online as usual during the pause.  We want as much of our church family to have access to services as possible.  DVD delivery will be available to anyone that would like to receive a copy on Sunday afternoons.  Our staff and volunteers will even come to your home and set up a DVD player if you need one.  Please contact me or the church office to be placed on the DVD delivery route.

Action Steps for Our Church Family

  • Pray for the continued health of our church family and those in our community. Pray also for our healthcare heroes and hospital leadership during this period of increased COVID activity.
  • Care for those in our church that continue to be isolated, especially those that live alone or are in care facilities. Consider making phone calls, sending cards, and doing porch drops to those that the Lord lays on your heart.  Consider also how you can bless your neighbors and care for them well.
  • Support local businesses by stimulating the economy in our area. Be sure to be extra kind and generous to those in the service industry.  Their jobs and financial well-being depend on it.  This is one easy way for us to love our neighbors!
  • Contact your Deacon care team or our church staff if we can help you, especially if you’d like to receive the services on DVD each week.

Being apart is hard, but Christ is calling us in such a time as this to worship Him and bless others in spite of these circumstances.  Let’s see how the Lord works in our midst for His glory.

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