Good Shepherd family & friends,

The leadership of Good Shepherd met Sunday, March 15 after the church service to discuss ways we, as a congregation, can help stem the rapid growth of this virus, and also how we can best help the most vulnerable in our communities.

It was decided that the following will be implemented immediately as we continue to monitor the changes taking place around us:

1) The following functions WILL CONTINUE to take place at Good Shepherd until further notice:
· Adult Sunday School class at 9:00am
· Sunday morning worship services at 10:30am (with prayer time at 10:00am)
· Confirmation classes
· Wednesday women’s Bible study
· Wednesday evening Lenten Services at 6:45pm
· Choir after Wednesday evening Lenten Services

2) This means the following changes, through at least March 29:
· No Sunday School classes for high school age and younger
· No Fellowship Time at 10am on Sunday mornings
· No Tuesday morning women’s Bible study
· No Wednesday evening Soup Suppers
· No Wednesday evening Kids LiGHT
· No Wednesday evening Youth Group or other youth group activities

Additionally, if you choose to participate in the church activities, please note the following:
· Extra efforts are being made to make sure our public spaces are extremely well cleaned.
· Hand Sanitizers will also be available.
· We will not be passing the Offering plates during any worship services, but will have the plates in the Sanctuary before and after the service.

Other things to remember:
· If you or anyone in your family has a fever or cough, please stay home.
· Anyone with underlying health conditions or those who are elderly are encouraged to stay home.

Also, the pastors and deacons will be brainstorming for creative ways to continue engaging with all ages of our congregation during this time.

In order to help protect those within our congregation, we ask that if you are at risk (elderly, have an underlying health condition, etc.) and you don’t want to venture out into public places at this time, please contact Pastor Rob, Pastor Mark, or one of the deacons. We will gladly help get groceries, run errands, or anything else you may need.

If you are unable, or choose not to attend any services at Good Shepherd during this time, please know we support your decision. We desire each family represented at Good Shepherd to do what you feel is right for your family, and we sincerely pray that this pandemic will pass quickly.

In Christ,
Pastor Rob, Pastor Mark, and the Deacons