ZBCC's Response to COVID-19
May 5, 2021
Dear Zion Family,
I'm sure there are many mixed emotions within our body following Premier Kenney's May 4 announcement of new COVID-19 restrictions. Although I trust we all share a concern for the health and safety of one another and our neighbours, we may also rightly grieve once again losing some basic privileges that we had just started to enjoy. Although I trust we are all grateful for a more comprehensive response to address rising infection rates, we may also rightly grieve how long this ordeal has gone on.
The Ministry Council, staff team, and worship volunteers have agreed that we will fully and strictly comply with the Government of Alberta restriction on places of worship (max. 15 people in attendance) until further notice. Only those volunteering to lead/facilitate our livestream worship services will be permitted to enter the building on Sunday mornings - all other upcoming RSVPs are canceled.
The church office will also be closed. Please contact church staff via email, or leave a message via phone, which will be returned as promptly as possible.
In place of an in-person gathering, we plan to share music, prayer and a message from God's Word with you via our church livestream over the coming Sundays, as we have throughout the pandemic.
Though viewing the worship service via the livestream has become almost normal for some, I want to encourage you to ponder anew how you prepare and gather your household to join us live at 10:45am. How will you consecrate (set aside) this time in the week to set your heart and mind on the Lord and contemplate His presence and His grace afresh? I invite you to sing out loud, shout your 'amens!' in prayer, and sit with a Bible open in hand as we all join together virtually to fix our eyes on Jesus.
Grace & Peace,
Sing to the Lord, you his faithful ones, and praise his holy name...Weeping may stay overnight, but there is joy in the morning. (Psalm 30:4-5)