- Effective until at least April 6
- Intended to help minimize contact with other people
- All public gatherings banned
- All businesses closed except those essential to the function of society or to emergency services (a full list here), who can allow employees to work from home.
- It is still okay to go outside for a walk, garden, etc. but a distance of 6 feet should be maintained from other people
- Only errands for essential purposes (grocery shopping, doctors' appointments, etc) are allowed
- Does not prevent to-go and delivery service
- Applies to all people of all ages
- This order is enforceable by law
At Agnus Dei, we will continue to stream worship, though we might be doing it from homes rather than the church building. More information on that to come. We are also not allowing anyone access to the church building. We strongly encourage you to switch to electronic giving if you have the capability so that we can prevent our ministry funds from being stuck in unopened envelopes!
This order is temporary, but it is no joke. Please stay home; not just for your own safety, but for the safety of your neighbors, your friends, and your community. Our staff and committees are continuing to develop ways that we can connect with one another while maintaining our physical distance.
Even in our separation, we are united in Christ. We will do whatever we can to help maintain that unity even across the distances. It is appropriate that this is beginning during Lent; this is a kind of wilderness time in which we are reminded that there is so much we cannot control. It is a good time to turn to the LORD who is able to sustain us through the wilderness. We do not live by bread alone, nor by errands, daily routines, and creature comforts, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Blessings to you in the wilderness time. Be sure to look for where God is present and there are angels ministering to you.