Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The elders met Wednesday evening and decided on a mask policy for CPC that we intended to use between now and June 30, when there may be a further lifting of restrictions. However, yesterday (Thursday) King County took exception to guidelines issued by the CDC and the state of Washington and reverted to former masking/distancing practices. Since we’re residents of King County, we as elders are now reconsidering our Wednesday-evening decision. In the meantime, this Sunday we’ll continue our practice of worshiping with masks.
Thanks for your patience in all this. On one level it’s obviously an exasperating time and process, but from the perspective of the Kingdom of God we’re learning a much greater trust, living under circumstances not only beyond our control but sometimes out of control. And the fact is, such moments are necessary if our faith is not going to stagnate and die. It was when Paul was pressed beyond his ability to endure that he finally learned to believe in God and not himself. God is sovereign over what can look like chaos, he is a present help in crisis, he is our refuge and strength. In him alone we can take a deep breath, rest, and sleep easy at night.
Thanking God for you and for the faithfulness of God,