This is a brief update regarding COVID-19 and Calvary’s Sunday gatherings. While there are several factors that come into play in our decision making, the primary (although not exclusive) source comes from the South Dakota Department of Health, the Office of Governor Kristi Noem and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Links to the most frequented sources are listed below.
We will, once again, be meeting this Sunday, March 22, for Sunday Studies and morning worship. If you are comfortable doing so, please come and join us. This may be the last time we gather as a congregation for awhile.
If however, you are not feeling well, have traveled, have come into contact with sick people, or are susceptible to Coronavirus please stay at home. Even if you just prefer to stay away from larger gatherings because of the pandemic, stay at home (it’s not a sin to do so).
If you are unable to attend however, I STRONGLY encourage you to take some time, especially on Sunday, to gather with your family for worship. Perhaps you can use technology to do this with another family who is staying home. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Take some time to read the Scriptures together, to pray, to sing, and to listen to the Word of God preached. You can access the most recent sermons from Calvary HERE.
Whether you gather with us this Sunday or choose to stay away, be encouraged to take the Spirit prompted opportunities to practice one another-ness (Love one another, serve one another, bear one another’s burdens, serve one another, admonish one another, encourage one another, etc.). Make a phone call, send a text, send a card, pray with one another, and whatever creative ways you may come up with to minister to one another. Others need your care, and you need the encouragement that comes from caring.
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:1–2
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem
South Dakota Department of Health
Resources for Large Community Events & Mass Gatherings by the CDC