Dear Bethel Family,
In light of the recent warnings of the CDC, the request of the governor, and in consultation with other Reformed churches, we will be cancelling our corporate worship services (as well as Sunday school) on March 15 and 22. Furthermore, all church-sponsored events and activities through March 28th are cancelled.
Though we strive as a body to honor the fourth commandment and worship the Lord corporately on Sunday, we must also keep in mind the sixth commandment, which includes the responsibility of not “neglecting or withdrawing the lawful and necessary means of the preservation of life…and whatever else tends to the destruction of the life of any” (WLC 136). According to the warnings of our superiors, COVID-19 poses a significant risk to those over sixty years of age or with chronic health conditions related to the heart or lungs, or diabetes. As it is our duty to ensure their well-being, we deem it prudent to heed such counsel.