My dear brothers and sisters of Campbell Baptist Church,
Hebrews 10:25 calls us not to forsake or neglect to meet together, as is the habit of some, but to encourage one another, and all the more as we see the Day drawing near.
With Windsor-Essex having been moved into lockdown on Monday, the question is, “What does that mean for us as a church and for our ability to assemble together as Scripture commands us to do?” According to Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework, lockdown measures include
- Limits for religious services rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, where physical distancing can be maintained (applies in any venue other than a private dwelling):
- 10 people indoors
- 10 people outdoors
- Virtual and drive-in events and religious services, rites or ceremonies encouraged
In light of this, I am calling for us to return to online worship services with the option of meeting at the church at varying times in small groups of ten people to worship through song together, listen to and discuss the sermon together, and pray together. I am convinced that we can obey Hebrews 10:25 and not forsake the assembling of ourselves together while simultaneously obeying the government per Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2. We will continue meeting. We will simply limit our worship services and any small group Bible studies to ten people in attendance.
In fact, we will form as many small 10 person worship services as necessary to enable each and every one of our congregants who wishes to gather for worship to be able to do so. Those who wish to remain at home and worship there are free to do so and can access the service online at our website. But, if you are healthy and not part of the vulnerable sector, so to speak, I want to encourage you to be a part of one of these small worship services. We need Christian fellowship now more than ever.
Please visit www.campbellbaptist.org or phone the church to register for one of the available time slots. We have great cause to gather for worship. “For unto [us was] born [that] day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11). May we fix our eyes on him this Christmas season and always.
With love for you all, Pastor Bruce
Registration for the weekend will be opening soon.
Saturday Services: 3:00pm, 4:30pm & 6:00pm.
Sunday Services: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm & 6:30pm.
Space will be based on availability on a first come, first serve basis.