March 17, 2020
Dear church family and friends,
The Session has prayerfully discerned that it is in the best interest of our church family to suspend worship services and activities for the foreseeable future.
Also canceled will be the Easter Sunrise Service held at the home of Bill and Sue Carter.
In the midst of their discernment, Governor Kim Reynolds declared a Statewide Public Health Disaster Emergency. All mass gatherings with more than 10 people are banned from today through March 31, 2020. Included in the proclamation are "social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events."
Because we do not know the full extent of the need to self-isolate in the days to come, we will be carefully monitoring the situation week by week after the end of the month. You will receive updates via Glimpses of Grace, the church's website and Facebook pages.
Also, please remember your church family is here to support you. If you are not able to go to the store or do not want to be in a public place, Trustee Barb Garcia has a team of folks willing to help. Just give her a call at 319.850.5323.
In the meantime, you can access the Sunday's sermon via our website, www.1stpresb.org and click on the YouTube icon, that I will prerecord and Kelle will post by the Thursday before. I will also be facilitating a Bible study for those interested on Wednesday mornings. The plan is to e-mail the scripture and questions to participants, and the interaction will be through 'reply to all'. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run through 10 a.m. If you wish to participate, please e-mail Kelle.
Please keep our church family in your prayers and don't hesitate to make telephone or e-mail contact with those whom God brings to mind.
The Rev. Deb Kinney