El Morro This & That
"Blessed in the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him." James 1:12
Perseverance has definitely seemed to be the theme as we all went through this last year. We have all had a variety of challenges to face and changes to make in the way live. Work, school and church have all looked differently, however we all managed to adapt quickly. We have all had to persevere through this year and now we look forward to the upcoming year. Our look ahead may still seem unsettled, however we do know that the Lord has made us promises for our eternity.
His hope is the promise that keeps us walking through this season. We are seeking new ways to worship and still maintain our community. We are still committed to honoring the state-imposed restrictions while still finding ways to do whatever we can to continue the mission and ministry of our church. Our online services are still available, however the weather has held up each Sunday with us only needing to cancel one outdoor service so far. For those of you new to El Morro, please note the following items:
Until further notice, we will no longer provide our inside worship services on Sundays at 9:00. We will continue to provide our outdoor services on Sundays at 10:45, weather permitting. By Friday of each week we will communicate via email and our website whether or not we intend to meet for our weekly outdoor service. Online messages will continue to be available anytime after 8am on Sundays.
The new restrictions also mean that we will not be providing gatherings such as Growth Groups (small group ministry), Youth Ministry gatherings, or other special events. Many groups are still meeting virtually, so if you are interested in joining a group, reach out to the church office and we will tie you into something. Pastor Dan is on sabbatical so youth groups are limited until he returns in March. Children's programs are still ongoing on Sundays, with mid-week groups on hold until the COVID tier changes.
We look forward to seeing you in this new year! We hope that 2021 will bring you great blessings and that as we persevere through this time, that your relationship with the Lord continues to grow through worship and individual study.
Welcome to El Morro!
If you are interested in joining the church, baptism or learning more about our ministries then we invite you to this seminar. Our next scheduled seminars will be rescheduled when we re-open the church. If you are interested in registering, call the church office and we will contact you when our church activities resume.
Lunch is provided to contact the church office at 805-528-0391 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register!