Pastor's Update 

 With thanks to God for the opportunity to gather for worship in His house, and with respect for His representatives in our government, we have resumed Sunday morning worship and will follow health guidelines to the best of our ability.
     Statewide Mask Mandate: We will follow the latest mandate to the best of our ability. Everyone
over 5 years old is asked to wear a mask, except for those with health conditions for which a
mask would be hazardous. No documentation is required for those exceptions; we are trusted
to be conscientious and honest. Specific exemptions also allow Pastor to conduct the service
without wearing a mask, as long as he is at least six feet away from the congregation. He will
wear a mask to distribute communion; we are allowed to remove our masks to receive the
    Hand sanitizer and facial tissue are available throughout our building.  Please try to touch as few surfaces as possible.  
    We have plenty of seating.  Please spread out comfortably.
    Our Offering Plate is on a stand in the entryway.  We will not pass it through the pews.  Ushers will bring it forward for placement on God’s altar at the usual point in the service.  If you didn’t have the opportunity to place your offering in the plate before the service, you may take it to the counters in our Fellowship Hall after the service.

    Our worship service will be held Sundays at 9:00 a.m. through Labor Day weekend.  We are also welcome to attend the Thursday evening worship service at Emmanuel, March Rapids (rural Stratford) at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday School and Catechism Class will resume for the new school year at the end of summer.
   Thank you for your patience and understanding.  If you think of any other guidelines, please tell Pastor or a church council member.