As most of you are aware, on Tuesday, May 18th, the Oregon Health Authority released updated mask and social distancing guidelines. Based on these guidelines, our church council has adopted the following mask policy for Parkside Fellowship, beginning this Sunday, May 23rd.
Individuals attending church services at Parkside Fellowship, who are fully vaccinated, will not be required to wear a mask or social distance from others who are fully vaccinated. According to the CDC, a person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 14 days after a single dose vaccine, such as Johnson and Johnson's Janssen vaccine.
We ask those who are not fully vaccinated to continue to wear a mask and social distance for your own health and the health of those around you. In addition, anyone who does not yet feel comfortable attending church services without a mask is encouraged to continue wearing a mask or face covering. I don't know about you, but these newest guidelines from OHA provide me with a sense of hope that the end of the pandemic is near and a "new normal" is right around the corner!
If you have any questions, please email Pastor Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org
Then join us on Sunday at 9:30am, as Pastor Doug continues our Fasten Your Seatbelts series. Our focus this week will be on Acts 9, as we peek into the unlikely conversion of Saul of Tarsus, who would later become known as Paul the Apostle.
Luke's description of Saul's hatred for Christians drips with intrigue. Earlier, the narrative indicates that Saul had supported the plot to arrest, convict, and stone Stephen. Saul then began a reign of terror in Jerusalem, ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison. Saul's persecution may have lasted as long as 3 years. But instead of destroying the church, his efforts sent the gospel farther, faster. Later on, we will learn how Paul's past actually helped in his newfound role as chief protagonist for Christianity.
Please join us at 9:30am, as we gather together to give glory to God for all He has done for us!
Also, don't forget to join me in my office at 8:45am for a brief time of prayer before our worship gathering.
Note: Our Sunday service continues to meet at 9:30am, with two options for participating.
Note: For our "after-church" zoom gathering, we will be joining Mark Hester, as he continues his discipleship class titled, Informed Christianity. Be sure and join us at 10:45am, in-person or on zoom. See details below on how to join.
Discipleship Study: Informed Christianity
10:45am to 11:45am
In-person and on zoom
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84125779768
Finally, continue to pray for those in our church family.
See you Sunday.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor