I am encouraged to see that our state of New York is starting the re-opening process, even if it is slow and in phases. With phase 1 starting this week, I wanted to give everyone an update about our church services. Large gatherings are not part of phase 1. Governor Cuomo has extended the stay-at-home order for those not included in this phase. This extension continues through May 28th. In an effort to follow the direction of our government and in the interest of the health of our congregation, we will continue to suspend services through Wednesday, May 27th . As these dates change, I will make you aware of the changes.
I also wanted to make you aware that I am posting Sunday messages in several places. I want to encourage you to watch these as a way to continue to worship our Lord. I am posting these videos several places and have attached links to the pages: The Church Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HBCElmira/ ) which can be accessed even in you do not have a Facebook account, my Youtube page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrerAgveGom3vE8EwD1bb-Q?view_as=subscriber ), our church website (http://hbcelmira.org/?page_id=145 video and audio). I am also able to make audio cd copies of the messages for those who need them. If you need a copy of the cd, please let me know and I will contact you for the best way to get these to you.
I am praying for you as we face these challenges together!