Dear Grace Family,
The elders met this morning via conference call to discuss the most appropriate response to the current Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation. We know there are risks both of overreaction and of inaction, and we feel our need for the Lord to guide us through this.
In terms of near-term plans, we have made the decision to cancel our on-site worship service for this Sunday. We are also recommending that meetings of smaller groups be cancelled pending further communication.
This decision has been made with three basic concerns in mind:
- To care for those at elevated risk among our own church family.
- To love our neighbors by doing our part to limit community spread.
- To support our health care community and to limit the risk of overwhelming our medical system.
The very situation that keeps us apart physically also creates the need for greater support, encouragement and cooperation. We are thankful that we live in a time when so many options are available for “being together” even when we can’t do that in person.
So along with our present plans for cancellation, we are placing a high priority on staying as connected with one another as possible. We will live-stream the service for this Sunday, and we are actively looking into other tools for maintaining connections.
The live stream will be found at https://www.
gracelouisville.org/live- stream. It will take place at 10:45 am like our normal service.
Of course, we also encourage each of you to reach out to others in our congregation through normal lines of communication. If you are facing unusual needs during this season, please help us by reaching out and letting us know.
Further information and updates will follow soon. In the meantime, let’s be lifting up these pressing needs to the God who hears us and welcomes us through Christ.