I am writing you in regard to this ever changing situation. Each day that passes the precautions of local, state, and national governments intensify. Just as I write this email the governor has eliminated all gatherings of 10 or more in the state of Texas through April 3. This has caused us to find ourselves in a difficult dilemma. Of course our desire is to meet according to Scripture. (Hebrews 10:25) We also desire to respect the governing authorities. (Romans 13) While we attempted to take the situation week by week, the governor's executive order compels us to not gather for a minimum of two weeks. Therefore, we are cancelling all on campus activities for the next two weeks, which includes Sunday mornings on March 22 and March 29. We are currently making adjustments to continue to function as a New Testament church even though our physical contact is limited. This includes providing online worship opportunities. This Sunday you will be able to view my sermon on our website, Facebook, and YouTube. Should this reality continue into the coming weeks we will attempt to provide a more complete worship experience including worship through music. This is uncharted territory for all of us. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Our goal is to resume our normal worship schedule as soon as possible. Remember that this is yet another opportunity to exercise our absolute faith in the Lord in the midst of difficulty. Worry is a sin. Our actions do not rise from worry, but careful thought and concern for all of our membership.
Pastor Blain Craig