Church Re-Opening Update #19 教會重啟消息更新

Dear Church Family,

For many months, we have waited for health conditions to improve so that we can resume in-person worship services. It was not illegality of indoor meetings that prevented us but the high number of cases. We planned to resume in-person worship service one month after LA County moves into the Red Tier, since it represents a significant improvement in cases (less than seven daily cases per 100k). For those who have been following the daily case numbers, you know that LA County is approaching that figure and will likely be entering the Red Tier as a county soon. The day that we anticipated is approaching.

With this in mind, we invite the church to begin to think and prepare for a return to in-person worship service. This includes:

  • Praying – Join us to pray for preparations, pray for safety when we meet, and pray for effective shepherding of members no matter where they are located.
  • Responding – Later this month we will release a churchwide survey. Please respond and let us know your expectations, plans, and other feedback.
  • Volunteering – We are interested to hear who is available to join our teams and aid the re-opening effort. Info and opportunities will be shared through the online worship service, this website, and the survey.
  • Following – Stay tuned! Look out for additional information. We will provide updates on the health condition in Los Angeles and important dates to note as they become clear. We will also have instructional information, such as a video describing the process of registration and check-in.

May the Lord be with you and your families!

各位親愛的弟兄姊妹們,

過去許多日子裏,我們一直耐心等待新冠疫情有所改善,以致我們能恢復面對面實體的敬拜儀式。如你所知,目前我們尚未恢復在教會的聚會,這並不是因為室內實體敬拜是非法的行為,而是由於洛杉磯縣確診的人數持續居高不下。教會計畫在洛縣疫情由紫級進步到紅級的一個月後重新恢復面對面實體敬拜。紅級象徵著疫情的顯著緩和,也就是每天在每十萬人中僅7人確診的階段。如果我們密切注意每日疫情動向,就知道洛縣已逐漸接近這個數目,因此本縣渴望在不久的將來即將進入紅級。也就是是說,我們一直盼望的那天或許很快就要來臨了。

因此,我們請求弟兄姊妹們思考並開始準備如何返回教會,參與實體敬拜,包括下列數點事項:

  • 禱告 - 請與我們同心禱告教會能作完善的準備,求神保守當我們重聚一堂時的安全,也求神賜給教牧同工智慧,能夠牧養在重啟初期以各種不同管道參與崇拜的會友。
  • 回應 - 教會將於本月底舉行全教會有關重啟的問卷調查。請屆時即時參與回覆,並讓我們知道你對教會重啟的期盼,你個人的計畫及其他你提供給教會重啟核心小組參考的意見。
  • 自願服務 - 如果你願意參與協助教會重啟時的相關需要與事工,請讓我們知道。有關重啟自願服務的資訊及需要詳情將藉由網上崇拜,此網頁及問卷調查發布。
  • 關注 - 請持續密切關注!請注意未來發布的與疫情及教會重啟相關的資訊。教會將持續更新洛縣疫情狀態,以及任何即時發布的相關重要日期。在教會重啟前,我們會提供解說性資訊,如,以視頻解釋如何登記參加教會實體敬拜以及敬拜當日報到等程序。

願主與你和你全家同在!