Dear Members and Friends of the Harrisburg First Seventh-day Adventist Church,
On Monday, May 18, our Church Board met and voted to begin reopening our church for worship when the Dauphin County status moved to the “Yellow Phase”, which took place on Friday, May 29. Wanting to open safely, the “church reopening committee” has been working through the many details to prepare the church for worship services on Sabbath, June 6. The plans to safely reopen with modifications are based on the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the State of Pennsylvania, Adventist Risk Management, and the Pennsylvania Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
These plans to gather for worship on June 6 will be the first step to re-establish our church ministries. During the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the emphasis is on keeping our church family safe. The committee has given study to the value of sanitizing surfaces, face coverings, social distancing, the number of people present, and the length of the service. Here is the plan for services on June 6:
In order to be better prepared for this Sabbath, June 6, the church elders will be calling to share this information, answer questions, and ask about your plans to attend the 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. service.
Please pray for God's guiding wisdom on behalf of:
It is still true, no matter what you may have heard--the best is yet to come--with Him.
Pastor Dave Sanner
mportant information for Sabbath, June 6, 2020 - -
Evening Vespers with the elders at 7:15 p.m. every evening (line opens at 7:00 p.m.)
“40 Days of Prayers and Devotions Reflecting on the Cross of Christ ” by Dennis Smith
Available from www.adventistbookcenter.com or Amazon.com
“Promise and Prayer” M - F at 12:15 p.m. with Pastor Sanner
Call this Number: 515-606-5444
Then enter this Access Code as directed: 549090#
***There is better quality of sound, and video is available, when you connect via the internet. Just go to https://www.freeconferencecall.com/downloads where you can download and install the app of your choice on your PC or tablet. For iPhone and Android users, you can download the freeconferencecall.com app from the iTunes store or the Google Play store. Once you install the software on your device and sign in, you will want to join our online meeting with online meeting ID “424hfsda”. You’ll have the option of joining with audio, video, or both. Feel free to contact Mike Haas if you want to test it out.
A Statement from the Columbia Union Conference President’s Council:
A Call for Justice, Prayer and Peace
Last week we witnessed a tragedy in the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn. As a result of this, as well as the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others, many people across our nation, and in our union, are in a state of turmoil. Thousands, including law enforcement officials, are appalled by the actions of the individuals who failed to serve and protect their communities. The anguish and pain is evident by the civil unrest and protests in more than 140 cities.
As Seventh-day Adventist Christians, we rise with all who condemn these actions, and we, too, call for justice.
We also acknowledge the other grim headlines gripping our nation. More than 100,000 people have died from the coronavirus pandemic and 40 million are unemployed. Our hearts are with those who have been impacted and mourn loved ones.
As a Columbia Union Conference family, let us band together and pray for healing, forgiveness, change and peace; for an end to the attacks from the enemy; and a stop to the violence and the virus.
May we heed the call of Micah 6:8: “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (NKJV).
And is it not an additional sign that we are living in a time just before the return of Jesus Christ? Let us be vigilant and caring and love one another, as we prepare our own hearts to meet our Savior face-to-face.
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