Dear Members and Friends of Faith:
Announcement Regarding In-Person Worship:
Brantford and Brant County will be moving into the Red Zone on Monday morning for protocols addressing the covid-19 pandemic. In light of this, following tomorrow morning’s worship service (Dec. 20), the council of Faith Lutheran Church has decided to suspend in-person worship until further notice.
I support this decision by council as I believe this is the most loving decision we can make for our worshipping community. I think that it is important to highlight that this is a decision made out of love, not fear – love of our membership and love of our neighbours, which is a very important distinction to make. When Jesus was asked what the most important commandment was, he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” And then he said, “And a second is like it. You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)
While the decision to suspend in-person worship for the time being is difficult, it is faithful to Jesus’ teachings at a difficult time like this.
So, for those of you who are willing and at low risk of serious consequences if you should happen to contract the covid virus, we’ll see you tomorrow morning for worship. The rest of you, we’ll ‘see’ online for tomorrow’s service, the Christmas services, and all other services until further notice.