Services Postponed

Latest information – posted 3/17/20:

As noted on the main page, until further notice, in wanting to honor the civil authorities (Rom 13:1-7), and having the desire to show love to our neighbor and fellow believer (John 13:34, Gal 5:13) the entirety of the Main Service will be live streamed via our Youtube channel at its normal time; 10:15am.

Please stay at home. We ask no one attends the service in person at this time.

Pastor Jason will be posting questions from the sermon on our website. We encourage you as individual families to use these for devotions/discussions and worship in your home after the service has concluded.

For those who regularly give, the church office will maintain its normal hours for the week, or the offering can be mailed to PO Box 257, MV, 98038.

Midweek ministries:
The men’s Hermeneutics class is postponed
The Greek class will meet via Zoom (links and instructions will be provided)
Thursday night youth lessons will be held via Zoom (links and instructions will be provided)
Small groups; please follow instructions from your leader.
Titus 2 Women’s study in Colossians is postponed
Awana and Family Cafe are postponed

 

If there are needs (physical or financial) please contact the church office, or one of the Elders or Deacons for assistance.

We encourage you as the body of Christ to check in on one another, within appropriate social distancing, to see if there is any way to minister to one another. Also, look for opportunities to check on your neighbors for an opportunity to serve them for the sake of the Gospel.

The Lord is good, and able, and is working in the midst of these challenging days. We are grateful that He uses trials to shake us free from self-dependency and causes our hearts and minds to look up, where our true help comes from (Ps 121). Pray continually (1 Thess 5:17), give thanks in all things (Eph 5:15-21). For He is worthy of our worship!

“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” – 1 Timothy 1:17


Previous Communication – posted 3/14/20:
Hello church family,

As you all are aware, the landscape has changed even since Wednesday when our last message went out. In having further discussions with the leadership regarding our children’s ministry classes, and with more prayer asking the Lord for wisdom in this new territory, we have made an amendment to our Sunday morning plans.

For tomorrow (3/15) and next Sunday (3/22), we are cancelling our Sunday School hour (9-10am, all ministries from nursery to adult) and all children’s classes for the second service (nursery-6th Grade, including Children’s Church). This will help us be more aligned with the Governor’s Health Order, while also being considerate of our workers and children in close quarters. The cry room will still be available for nursing mothers.

If you need to stay home, the live stream is available to you. The stream normally starts around 10:45. Click on the link below to visit our Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNlAURGp1-ImJY0RV4-_wGA

As a leadership team, we will re-evaluate after this two week cancellation and keep everyone up to date as soon as we can.

Thank you for your patience. President Trump has declared that this Sunday is a National Prayer day to seek the Lord’s help for our nation and communities. By the Lord’s providence, it is also our Prayer Sunday for the month. For those who are healthy and/or not at risk, we will see you in the morning!

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:14–16


Original Communication – posted 3/11/20:

Dear church family,

We wanted to give you an update on our ministry plans for TCC regarding the concern with Covid-19.  After prayer and much consideration, Thursday morning and evening ministry meetings, along with Men’s Breakfast will be postponed until further notice.

All Sunday services will be conducted as normal. Our leadership and teachers will be screened for symptoms according to the Health Order (see below).

Our reason for these decisions are to ensure that we can maintain the priority of the corporate gathering on the Lord’s Day for worship, while minimizing exposure and risk that comes with our additional ministries and shared meals during the week.

Having said this, we need to ensure we do the following.

According to Governor Inslee’s Health Order released today (via Dr. Jeff Duchin Local Health Officer), we need to emphasize that if anyone is sick (including children, all volunteers and classroom teachers) please stay home. Please consider this as a ministry to each other, especially our youngest and elderly of our congregation.

If anyone is considered a higher risk, we encourage you to stay home, even if you are not sick.

For Sunday service, if you need to stay home, the live stream is available to you. The stream normally starts around 10:45. Click on the link below to visit our Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNlAURGp1-ImJY0RV4-_wGA

Continue to pray for our state and its leadership for wisdom in decision-making. But more important than the recent health concerns is our desire to take these moments as opportunities to preach the Gospel to those around us. The Lord brings challenges for a purpose; to sanctify His church (Rom 5:3-5) and to soften the hearts of the unbelieving to a much more pressing danger of being without the Lord Jesus Christ (Heb 4:12, John 8:24). God is good, all the time!

We look forward to gathering with you to worship the King who is on His throne!

TCC Board of Elders
office: 425 432 0634
www.taylorcreekchurch.org

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Therefore, as Local Health Officer I ORDER as follows:

1. All events of 250 people or more , are prohibited.

2. Events with fewer than 250 attendees are prohibited unless event organizers take the following steps to minimize risk:

• Older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions that are at increased risk of serious COVID-19 are encouraged not to attend (including employees);

• Social distancing recommendations must be met (I.e., limit contact of people within 6 feet from each other for 10 minutes or longer);

• Employees must be screened for coronavirus symptoms each day and excluded if symptomatic; and

• Proper hand hygeine and sanitation must be readily available to all attendees and employees.

• Environmental cleaning guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are followed (e.g., clean and disinfect high touch surfaces daily or more frequently)

For the purposes of this Order, an “event” is a gathering for business, social, or recreational activities including, but not limited to, community, civic, public, leisure, or sporting events; parades; concerts; festivals; conventions; fundraisers; and similar activities.

Signed and ordered this day of March 11, 2020, in Seattle, Washington, by

Dr. Jeff Duchin Local Health Officer

Public Health – Seattle & King County