COVID-19

Our Plan and our Hope for Dealing with Coronavirus

Our Plan – Updated July 28, 2020

 Ongoing Precautions

Seating capacity in the worship center has been reduced, allowing for ample space between members who are not part of the same family.

HEPA certified air filters have been installed in the HVAC units for the worship center, lobby and entry ways.

No offering plates are passed during the worship service, please use the offering boxes in the back of the Worship Center.

Governor Mike DeWine issued an order that requires people to wear a face covering when indoors.  We encourage our members to wear a face covering to honor God by honoring our leaders. 

Exterior and interior doors are propped open before and after services.

Greeters will not make contact with those who attend and will wear face coverings.

Restrooms are open

Drinking fountains are operational.

Coffee will not be served.

Face coverings and hand sanitizing stations are available.

Sanitation teams will clean and disinfect the campus between all services.

Guest bags will not be handed to first-time guest, but they will be free to take one for themselves.

There will be no formal greeting time and everyone who attends will be discouraged from initiating personal contact with others.

Our Hope

The response to Covid-19 has been unprecedented—most of us have never seen anything like this in our lifetime and perhaps you, your children, or people you know have struggled with anxiety or fear as the media continues to paint a dismal picture. 

Uncertainty can drive a host of emotions—but let me encourage you to remember that our God is completely sovereign, and He is most certainly in control of this situation.  The 46th Psalm says, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

The message of that Psalm is timely because it reminds us that God is the one to whom we run because God is the One who is worthy of all of our confidence and trust.  

In these uncertain times, don’t panic and don’t adopt the attitude of those whose only hope is in this life.  If you are saved, then you are in Christ and the Holy Spirit is in you—so rest in His presence and find comfort and joy in the reality that your life is in the sovereign grip of God.  This means you can be diligent, wise and discerning without worrying or giving in to fear.  You can also be ready to share the hope you have in Christ with those who are struggling and trying to make sense of everything that is happening.  

We have an amazing opportunity unfolding right before our eyes to help people find the assurance and certainty that they are desperately searching for.  Let’s stay on mission, together.

This is certainly a challenging time in the life of our nation, but this is the time when we must remember that we are the light of the world and the salt of the earth. 

Covid-19 is a stark reminder that we live in a fallen world filled with sin, heartache, and destruction.  But the greatest enemy of humankind, death, was defeated when Jesus rose from the grave and now, because of His death and resurrection, all who believe in Him for salvation can enjoy everlasting hope and life in Him. The gospel is the good news we get to carry to our neighbors in this time of uncertainty.  So, have faith in God and place all of your hope in Him.

 

Our Prayer

How do we pray and what do we pray for during this challenge? 

Pray for this pandemic to end quickly with minimal loss of life.

Pray for researchers to find a vaccine. 

Pray for health care professionals as they stand on the front-lines attempting to help as many people as possible.

Pray for our government leaders to make wise decisions and be united in their efforts to protect our nation, our state, and our community.

Pray for other believers to stand strong in the faith so that we might be a light in this darkness.

Pray for gospel-preaching churches to encourage and equip their members to have faith during uncertainty.

Pray for those who are sick with this virus, and pray for the families of those who have died from complications brought on by Covid-19.

Pray for those who have lost their jobs and are experiencing financial and relational stress as a result of decisions made to curtail the spread of this virus.  

 

Our Responsibility

We have a responsibility to care for our neighbors.  If you or someone you know has been quarantined or is struggling with anxiety, fear, or with basic needs because of this outbreak, please contact CrossPointe by clicking the button below.  We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.    

 

Your Next Right Step

Join us this Sunday at 10:00 am where we will hear an encouraging message, inspiring worship, a kid’s environment your children will love, and perhaps the best church community in Westerville, Ohio.