Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Following the declaration of a National Emergency and in an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel this week's worship service Sunday (3/22) and Bible study Wednesday (3/25).
As you are no doubt aware, authorities are recommending that people practice "social distancing" to protect the most vulnerable populations and help slow the spread of COVID-19. Many schools and workplaces already have shifted to online classes or work from home, and events that gather large numbers of people are being cancelled or postponed.
While we considered a number of ways to try to preserve our worship time together, at this point we don't know enough about how to adequately prevent transmission of the disease. We want to be safe and thoughtful about protecting our children and older saints, especially.
Sunday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m., we encourage everyone to view a livestream lesson from Jerome at www.dulleschurchofchrist.org.
Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30p.m. we encourage everyone to join our online bible study via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/138574385
We will continue evaluating the situation throughout the week and make a decision regarding upcoming services as more information becomes available. Please watch your emails and check the website for updated information.
In the meantime, we encourage members of the congregation to call, text and email each other to stay in touch and provide support during this challenging time.
Of course, this is not a time for us to be fearful. As Paul writes in Philippians 4:6, Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Tip, Rick and Craig