DEAR ALPINE FAMILY,
DUE TO COLORADO’S MANDATED SAFER AT HOME POLICY, WE WILL BE SOLELY LIVE STREAMING ALL SERVICES BEGINNING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH. WE WILL RESUME MEETING TOGETHER AT THE CHAPEL AS SOON AS WE ARE SAFELY ABLE TO DO SO.
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WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU CONTINUALLY AND CHEERING YOU ON ALWAYS!
The following is an email sent to the church on November 11, 2020. If you are not receiving the church email-updates, it is because we do not have your information on file. Please send a note to: firstname.lastname@example.org to have your information included. Here’s the letter that was sent:
Dearest Alpine Chapel Family,
Happy Veteran’s Day! A heartfelt “thank you” to all those military veterans, who have served in the United States Armed Forces. John 15:13 declares, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” Your sacrifice is remembered and honored today.
It is with a heavy heart that I need to inform our church family that, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases across the world, nation, and even in our own town we are going back to an on-line only Sunday service. Please stay tuned to the church’s website to view updates concerning future services, outreaches, and Bible studies. The Sunday service will be recorded on Saturday and placed up on the website (www.TheAlpineChapel.com) by early Sunday morning. The service will be as much like our regular, in-person service as possible and will include two worship songs, my Bible study, and a fun, short message for children at the end by Pastor Conor. The virtual Men’s and Women’s Bible studies can be joined by visiting the website as well. For more information concerning the reason we’ve been forced to cease in-person gatherings, please visit: www.sanmiguelcountyco.gov
Lastly, please know that although we can’t meet in person, we’re still here. If you need ANYTHING, please feel free to email me at: email@example.com Our sincere desire is to continue to be a family and help one another through these difficult times. If you are sick, in need of; prayer, a ride to the doctor, grocery pick-up, prescription pick-up, or just someone to talk to… please let me know.
Each of you is loved deeply… by our gracious Father, and by me.
Pastor Michael Craft
As our world grapples with how to handle the evolving coronavirus pandemic, we know that your heart is being bombarded with many different messages. Our prayer is that you feel supported and strengthened in this time by your church family.
If at any point over the next few weeks you are in need of assistance pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Alpine Chapel is here to help! Whether it is going to the store on your behalf, picking up a prescription, or connecting in prayer, we’d like to know.
Please send an email to: pastor@TheAlpineChapel.com and provide us with information on how T.A.C. can help you. Your request will be reviewed immediately and we will contact you with more information.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Pray for our community and those directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for the health care workers that are treating the sick and those public health administrators making difficult decisions. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.
Pray for us, your church family. We need wisdom on how we can continue to reach the lost, disciple people, and be a light to our community.
Reflect Christ. In these anxious days, the church (all of us) can shine as a light of hope, care, faith, patience and prudence. We can demonstrate for the world how our faith provides true assurance against worry and fear.
Practice recommended personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid contact with the sick. Stay home from public functions if you’re sick. Enjoy our online service, either on our Facebook page or on this website.
Below you will find an EXCELLENT article that I highly recommend concerning the subject: “Where is God when pandemics strike? A Biblical and practical response” by James C. Denison, PhD CVO. WE pray it ministers to you.
Tuesdays – Men’s Bible Study at 11am – On-line ONLY for remainder of November… and not meeting the week of Thanksgiving.
Meeting ID: 986 237 557 – Password: 966576
Thursdays – Women’s Bible Study at 10am [not Thanksgiving Day] – On-line ONLY for remainder of November.
JOIN THE WOMEN’S MEETING – THURSDAYS AT 10AM – Mountain Time
Meeting ID: 105 880 008 – Password: 001875
Sundays – On-Line Service is available on church website at 8am
Thursday 26th – Thanksgiving Outreach 3pm-5pm [depending on COVID quarantine]