We had originally planned to get together once per month and this coming Sunday, November 22 was going to be our next service. There has been a significant uptick in the spread of the virus lately and many businesses are pulling back to precautions taken back in the spring. Our in-person service is intended to be a celebration of our church as a larger body. A celebration would be a wonderful thing to have right now, but given that we already have a format to get together as a church that is safe, it is not essential that we get together as a larger body at this time. Therefore, for the protection of everyone, we will not be having an in-person service this Sunday.
We have already begun to make some plans for something we can do for Christmas that would be safe but also would not involve us all getting together indoors. As those plans develop further I’ll get that information out to you. We are also working on how we can help those in need this season as we have in the past. It may be different, but it should still be possible to help out safely.
THIS SUNDAY we will continue to meet online via Facebook Live and Youtube. You can access the service from the following links:
Facebook – Live Sunday morning starting at 10:15 am, and also available after.
for the SVC Facebook page.
Youtube – Available from around 2:00 pm Sunday and on. This recording will not include the worship from Saddleback Church and will only include the main teaching.
for the SVC YouTube page.
To the extent that you feel safe with people, I would still recommend that you get together with your S.M.A.S.H. group. At our house, we will still get together but will still try to keep a distance – and some may still wear a mask. It really is so nice to see people and it is still a great experience – even with precautions.
S.unday M.orning A.t S.omeone’s H.ouse allows you to connect with each other in ways you never could at a traditional Sunday service. If you haven’t joined a group yet, you can find one on the website at http://shorelinevineyard.org/connect/get-small/.
We would like to limit the size of these groups during the pandemic to less than 10 people
, and we could already use a few more groups to start so that we can respect that figure and can get everyone connected. If you can host a group at your home, will you please contact either Chris