WHEN WILL CHURCH RE-OPEN?

As you know the province of Ontario is slowly re-opening as the Covid-19 pandemic becomes less severe. At this stage churches have been given permission to open at a 30% capacity. The Ministry Board and Council of Living Hope have reviewed the rules concerning re-opening and will continue to monitor the situation as it develops. At this time, due to the high numbers of infection that we have experienced within our congregation and the restrictive measures that would need to be in place to re-open in a safe and responsible way, we believe that we are not yet in a position to resume worship services in our building. We pray for wisdom and patience as we look ahead and anticipate the day when we can gather and worship fully in a way that honors God and brings a blessing to us his people. In this time of waiting you are asked to remember your commitment to Jesus Christ and our congregation by: regularly tuning in to our weekly services online, giving faithfully, praying for one another and reaching out to one another. In Pastor Mark’s sermon series from the letter of I Peter we are reminded
of the gospel and our hope. I Peter 1:3 says, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” May God continue to bless all of us at Living Hope!