COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE (Wednesday, March 18, 2020)

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When I shared my message two Sundays ago, “Stop Going To Church”, this was not quite what I had in mind. But as you know, things are changing quickly as our world deals with the Coronavirus pandemic. Lebanon First Assembly’s Pastor, staff, and Church Board are responding as quickly as possible to the guidelines being mandated by Governor Brown and recommendations being made by the government & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC].

Here is where we are as of today:
Due to the government directive of no more than 10 people in a gathering for the next four weeks, we can no longer hold services onsite during that timeframe. However, we will be recording Sunday messages and providing a link to you to view the message via email, church website and social media — more details on that will be coming, so be on the lookout for it. Also, we will maintain our regular church office hours during the week which enables us to serve our church family and our community. There are a few things to consider:

1) NEW APPOINTMENTS/DROP-BYS. Rather than dropping by LFA to talk with a staff member or to make a future appointment, please call instead. If we are able to meet your need through a phone or video call, that is ideal, all things considered. Our phone number is 541-259-1265.

2) SCHEDULED MEETINGS AND APPOINTMENTS. If you already have a meeting or appointment scheduled with a staff member in the next four weeks, please call to confirm that it is still happening, as further changes may need to be made.

3) GIVING OF TITHES/OFFERINGS. Many have asked how to give during this trying time and we wanted to respond to your requests. There are three ways you can give at LFA. 1. Drop it by the church office during regular office hours. 2. Put it in the mail and send it to Lebanon First Assembly PO Box 520 Lebanon, Oregon. 3. Give online. We have set up a secure link that is provided here and on our website for your convenience. Just click on the word “give” .

For any upcoming LFA events such as, Easter Sunday service, Women’s Brunch, Water Baptism/Orientation, Israel Trip Informational meeting, Spring Clean Up workday, 39 Forever Potluck Fellowship, etc., we will be rescheduling them for later dates.
This is a challenging time not only for our community, but for our state, our country, and the world. What an incredible opportunity we have to shine the light of Christ to those who are scared, anxious, hurting, and sick. We want to encourage you to look for ways to serve those around you, give as you can to those in need, and most importantly, pray — for healing, for our government officials, for the doctors and nurses working despite everything, for churches to be places of refuge and light, and for pastors as they navigate this unprecedented situation.
Thank you for being The Church! It is a privilege to serve together, even if from a distance during these times!

Pastor Kevin