The federal government has officially extended social distancing guidelines to the end of April. Abiding by these guidelines, we will not be having any in-person services or meetings until the beginning of May. Holy Week and Easter services will be available through our website.
Communion will be lead through our on-line worship services. As you gather your family to worship on these two days, please have bread and juice available. Even as we are apart, we will be together in spirit as we celebrate the sacrament.
But that does not mean that we will not be worshiping or ministering! We will simply be doing so in different ways. Please call Pastor Wayne at 717-525-1196 if you have a need of a pastor or the congregation.
During the weeks that groups are not meeting, we will be making a video version of our gatherings to be made available through our website. Click on "Meet On-line" above. For this week, Pause for Lent will be offered in a video version on Wednesday at 7:00pm, as will our Sunday morning worship service and Journey Groups. Although we will not be together to pray on Saturday morning, please pray where you are at 8:30am.
We will also be offering a daily reading and prayer. This is an opportunity for us to be on “the same page” on a daily basis.
For those of you who are covenant partners with Road to Emmaus Church, your Deacons will be checking on each of you with a regular phone call. Those of you who need assistance, please feel free to contact Pastor Wayne (717-525-1196) with any need that you might have and we will do our best to help.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell us there is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases includes:
· Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
· Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
· Staying home when you are sick.
· Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in
· Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using
a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
· Following CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
· People who are well should not wear a face mask to protect themselves
from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
· Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to
help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is
close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).
· Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds,
especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing
your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Always wash hands with soap and water
if hands are visibly dirty.
· Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60 percent alcohol) if soap
and water are not readily available.
If you or a family member suspects you have been in contact with someone who has the virus, please take the appropriate action and quarantine yourself while contacting your doctor. The most obvious symptoms of the coronavirus are fever, persistent coughing, and shortness of breath. If you are displaying these symptoms, please take the sensible precaution of remaining at home and contacting your doctor.
We are hopeful to reschedule sometime in May/early summer.
Pause for Lent, 7:00pm
CANCELLED: Thursday Morning Fellowship 7:00am at Panera in Paxton Towne Center
Perks and Prayer, 8:30am
ON-LINE: PALM SUNDAY
Journey Groups, 9:15am
Sunday Worship , 10:15am
Tenebrae Service, 7:00pm
ONLINE: Readings and Prayer for Good Friday