Below is the text of a One Call Now that I wish had not been necessary. But because we love each other and care for each other, it was necessary.
Hello Eastgate family. Many of you have been asking questions or wondering about our services during these uncertain times. The elders have made the difficult decision to cancel services and all other church activities until further notice. However we are going to have an online option. We will be airing our services, including songs, prayers, time for the Lord’s Supper, and sermon on our YouTube channel on Sunday morning at 10:45 AM.
We realize that not everyone has a computer or the capability to view services online. If you do not have access to the internet, please call the church office and we will arrange for a nearby Eastgate member/family who does have internet access to allow you to join them on Sunday. If you are willing to be a host, please call the church office as well and let us know. This should be done as soon as possible to make arrangements for this Sunday.
If you have a computer and internet access but are unsure about how to find our YouTube channel, there is a link on the front of the church’s webpage that will take you to our YouTube page. Or just go to www.youtube.com and search for Eastgate Church of Christ and click on the one that has my picture.
One concern you may have is the Lord’s Supper. We will have the bread available in zip lock baggies for you to pick up under the awning on the south end of the church building between noon and 3:00 PM on Friday. For the fruit of the vine, we recommend picking up a bottle of grape juice for your family. If this is not possible, please call the office prior to coming on Friday and we will make arrangements for you. If this time is not convenient for you, please call and make arrangements with either Skye or me for a time that will work for you.
As for the collection…the church does still have financial obligations during this time and the elders have asked that you either mail a check to the church (PO Box 57) or drop your check by the church office during our normal office hours.
These are unusual times and the elders ask that you continue to pray that the disruption that this virus has caused and the virus itself will soon pass. Thank you and have a blessed day.