Dear Mountain View Church Family:
With all events involving more than 9 people being banned by the Weld Health Department until after April 8th, the next anticipated possible public gathering for us at Mountain View will be our Good Friday Service on April 10th. Time will tell if we will be able to gather together even then.
In the meantime, let us remember that great challenges often provide us with great opportunities. Many of you or people you know are going to face financial challenges as employers cut back hours of operation and as some lay off their employees. Those who have compromised immune systems are being advised to stay in their homes. This includes those who have underlying health issues and many of these people are among the more mature (older) people in our community.
In the days and weeks ahead it would be good if we all made a greater than normal effort to check up on one another — and especially those who cannot or should not be going out in public. While personal visits might be in order for some people, much can be accomplished with a simple phone call — to ask how they are doing, to share an encouraging verse from the Bible, to offer to pray with them over the phone, and to ask if there is anything practical that they need done that you might help accomplish (such as picking up a prescription or doing some grocery shopping for them and delivering it to their home).
At this point we are planning to live stream from our Worship Center this next Sunday morning at 8:30. At the very least we will live stream a message from God’s Word. This Sunday that message will come from Philippians 4:4-7 and will focus on our response as Christians to the COVID-19 pandemic and to challenging times in general. If things come together, we will also be streaming our worship team singing the music that we would have sung together with you in our 8:30 & 11:00 worship services if this ban on public gatherings hadn’t been put in place.
Once the “8:30 service” is over, we hope to make what was streamed available through our Mountain View Church Facebook page — https://www.facebook.com/Mountain-View-Church-1156430707724678/?eid=ARBrZcd0GU5S1KymzTaEawmAc2SY8LpCY7lvmjH4R2f4G-4oa_9XcW39sd-djOwwV8msDPHzDULDnu9f
We will plan to update you via emails &/or through social media (our Mountain View Church Facebook page & our Church website — www.greeleychurch.com — as decisions are made in the days ahead.
As you have needs, please let us know how we might be able to help you. As God enables you, help those you know to be in need. Together and with God’s help we will get through this and anything else that comes our way. May we continually look for ways to share the love of Christ with others in our families and in our communities.