Gabriel's Horn, Pastor Tom, August, 2020

posted Jul 29, 2020, 1:15 PM by Lois Kerchner

July 12, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, our coronavirus response team has been hard at work making plans to safely resume in person worship at Leola Church. Please carefully review the information that you receive to learn more about our plans and procedures in the coming weeks.

Like so many of you we long for the day when we can all be together in person again. For the past several weeks we have been meeting via zoom to determine the necessary steps for reopening Leola church. These faithful servants have taken this work very seriously, and I’m grateful for their efforts. Members of the team have dutifully researched conference and public health guidelines, reviewed the data from our churchwide survey, and debated various options for reopening.

Above all our top priority has been your safety. With that priority in mind, the team has developed a timeline and guidelines for return to in-person worship.

We are mindful that many of us have very different comfort levels with regards to going out in public. For some of us, the timeline may seem recklessly fast; while for others it may seem frustratingly slow. Please know that the team shares your concerns, frustration, and pain.

Now more than ever we realize the church is so much more than a building. The church building may be closed, but our church is open because the church is people.

May God's Peace Fill Your Life,

Pastor Tom