To the Roosevelt Community Church Family,

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, Philippians 1:2.

Since announcing some rather drastic changes to our church schedule just last week, the situation in the state of California has changed and our ability to meet as a church even in a small group has changed.  On the evening of March 19th, California state governor Gavin Newsom issued a state-wide stay-at-home order for the next 30 days that limited required meetings to 10 persons or less effective at midnight. These rather unprecedented measures are an attempt to counteract the rapid spread of the of the Coronavirus and to protect the health and safety of citizens of our state.

Because of the special circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus, because of our desire to submit to the governing authorities, and because of our desire to keep our members safe, the elders have chosen to cancel all public gatherings at Roosevelt for the next 30 days. Instead of our weekly meeting together in person, we will be conducting a worship service each Sunday at 10:00 AM that will be available as a live-stream at our church website. These live-stream services will include many of the normal elements of our Sunday service: prayer, scripture reading, instrumental music, a time of preaching, and closing announcements.  Please plan on joining us each Sunday via the internet!  Although several of our members have been working hard to ensure the live-stream worship becomes a reality, it is possible that there could be some technical difficulties that prevent you from watching the broadcast on Sunday.  Please be patient and expect the sermon to be available each Sunday afternoon on our website as normal.

We continue to ask that you would pray for wisdom and discernment for the elders and deacons.  Pray that we would lead and serve well.  Pray that each of the saints at Roosevelt will “sanctify Christ as Lord in their hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks us to give an account for the hope that is in us” (1 Peter 3:15).  Pray that all of us would faithfully fulfill our “one another” responsibilities (most of which can be accomplished while maintaining appropriate “social distancing” ðŸ˜Š).  Pray that God would enable each of us to be faithful to glorify Christ in every circumstance - faithful in our thoughts, in our words, and in our actions.  Pray that our government leaders would lead wisely and well. 

If you have any spiritual or practical needs, please continue to contact a deacon, an elder, or leave a message at the church office.  We want to continue to serve you well.  In addition, please make sure that Katherine has your current contact information so we can communicate with you.

We serve a sovereign and good God and we can all look forward to the way He will work things out for our good and for His own glory in ways that are better than we can ask or imagine.  

 
"Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation."
Isaiah 12:2

For the elders,

Chuck
 
Roosevelt Community Church
45556 70th St. East
Lancaster, CA 93535
661-946-1010
 
"Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving"
Colossians 4:2