23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:23-25
We have been hugely fortunate that we have been able to provide a hybrid church experience – in person worship, and live stream for those that need to self isolate for whatever reason. We are so thankful for the production team who work hard each week to ensure our livestream and recordings are available for people.
In Hebrews 10, we’re shown the importance of meeting together in person. While an important part of providing accessibility to bible teaching, an online church experience is not the same as meeting with God’s people in person. Many people have said recently how refreshing it has been to worship as the body on a Sunday.
The last few weeks we have seen many of our regulars returning to in person church on Sunday, and some newcomers joining us – which has been such a joy to see. But it has meant that most Sunday mornings we regularly reach our COVID Safe capacity.
We would love to see you all at church on Sundays. And in order to make that possible for as many people as we can, here are a couple of ways you can consider loving your church family:
- RSVP – our COVID Industry Plan still requires us to RSVP and check in upon arrival. This system not only helps us with contact tracing requirements, but allows us to manage capacity. You can RSVP online at livingchurch.org.au/rsvp or call the office during the week 3398 4333.
- If you are able, consider coming along to our 6pm service in order to free up capacity for our families with children at Kids Church, and those that may find it difficult to get out at night. Because we use the hall for Kids Church in the morning, the number of adults we can cater for in the morning is less than at night church where we can expand into the hall if necessary.
We don’t know how long these restrictions will be in place, but it won’t be forever. So we invite you to consider how you can help our church family through this time.