NJ Governor Phil Murphy shared on Thursday, March 12th for all public gatherings of 250 people or more...to be cancelled to slow the spread of the coronavirus (https://whyy.org/articles/n-j-calls-for-cancellation-of-all-public-events-over-250-people/).
*** Since our service attendance is well below this number, we felt confident in moving forward. As of this announcement, we are still having service for March 15th, 2020 at our normal service time of 10am. ***
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However, to be safe, we are making the following modifications to service tomorrow. Please read carefully the list below:
- We are getting a group of people to sanitize and clean the church sanctuary, fellowship hall, and nursery.
- Hours before service starts, Sanctuary windows will be left open to allow maximization of fresh air flow which has been reported to help minimize the lifespan of any viruses on surface areas.
- We STRONGLY encourage all those in attendance to simply waive or “elbow bump” instead of a hug, handshake, or kiss others.
- The JAM room (education upstairs room) will be closed. The JAM kids will have Sunday School down stairs in the fellowship hall instead.
- Normally at the start of each service we have a welcome song that prompts members and guests to greet one another. As of tomorrow, March 15th, members and guests will be instructed to remain in their pew and resume worship as is.
- At the end of service we will close out our gathering immediately and dismiss members so we can allow a small team to clean and wipe down surfaces once again.
For those who elect to stay home we are live streaming the entire service (not just the sermon) which can be found on www.kingofkingspennsauken.com. You can also search “King of Kings Pennsauken” on Youtube and subscribe. Make sure you click on the bell and allow for notifications so you know when we officially go live. We will begin the stream approximately 9.55am.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Here is what you can do to protect yourself and others during this time:.
- If you or anyone in your household are sick, then we recommend you stay home. Even though COVID-19 does share some signs of a traditional cold or flu, symptoms may not appear until 4 to 14 days later.
- Cover any coughing or sneezing in your elbow. Use tissues as much as possible.
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm water. Use hand sanitizer when appropriate.
While we take heart reading Proverbs 3:25-26 “Have no fear of sudden disaster… " and 2 Tim. 1:7 – “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” we also have to keep in mind Romans 13:1-5 and Titus 3:1 which reads “Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work…”
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out at any time. Learn more at https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
Yours in Christ,
King of Kings Leadership Team