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COVID-19 at CCOB

December 15, 2020 - January 3, 2021

COVID-19 Update December 15, 2020

 
 
 
Dear 4th Street Family and Friends,
 
I’m sure you are aware the number of COVID cases in Pennsylvania has increased dramatically in the past two months. Chambersburg and the surrounding area are no exceptions. The patient census of our hospital has reached capacity; other area hospitals are similarly overwhelmed by the numbers of people seeking medical treatment for the virus. 
 
As your pastor, I feel both a burden and a responsibility to keep us all safe. That is why I recently asked our church board about the wisdom of worshiping virtually for the remainder of the year, including Christmas Eve on December 24th. Though we all share our disappointment that the church will be “ungathering” through Sunday, January 3rd, we agree that it is the right decision and it is in the best interests of everyone.
 
Therefore, this Sunday, December 20th and Sunday, December 27 and again Sunday, January 3 we will NOT be meeting at the church for in-person worship. Instead our services of worship will premiere each of those Sundays on our Facebook page or on www.chambcob.org at 9:00 a.m. You may view the service at a later time or date if that is more convenient for you.
 
Our Christmas Eve Service will also not be in-person but will premiere on Facebook or on our website at 7:00 p.m., December 24th. We have prepared special bags that contain a bulletin and order of service, a candle, and a communion kit of bread and juice so that you can participate at home. We have also made up some bags for the children that include activities and a glow stick. They will be available for you to come and pick up at the church on Wednesday, December 23, from 8:00 a.m. thru 6:00 p.m.  You may also pick up your beautiful poinsettia(s) you ordered and your offering envelops will be upstairs in your mailboxes. *
 
                              I am sure of this, that He who began a good work
                              in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus
                                Christ.  Philippians 1:6 ESV
 
Whether we meet in person or online, we know that the baby in the manger is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Nothing – not even COVID-19 – escapes His attention, and we can be sure He will complete the “good work” He has purposed us to do in these re-markably unsettled times. I wish you all a very wonderful Christmas and New Year. We can use this experience to draw near to God and God will certainly draw near to us.
 
*If you would like a worship bag, your poinsettia, or your offering envelops and you are physically unable to pick them up next Wednesday, please call Carol Wingert at the church office and we will arrange for these things to be delivered to you.
 
Pastor Joel

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Start:
December 15, 2020
End:
January 3, 2021
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Chambersburg Church of the Brethren
260 South Fourth Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201 United States
Phone:
7172646957
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