Dean Love continued our study in the Gospel of Luke by teaching from Luke 11:1-12. You can view this past week’s service here: https://youtu.be/zxbOwh90TNs
This Coming Week:
Here are the sign-up links for Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020.
(NOTE: We use the online website volunteersignup.org because it is a simple way for people to sign-up to attend functions. You’re not volunteering to do anything except attend.)
Breaking of Bread @ 10:15am (on-site): https://volunteersignup.org/BE8F3
Family Bible Hour @ 11:15am (on-site):
Upstairs (50 max) – https://volunteersignup.org/JYY3H
Downstairs (Overflow – Only sign up here if the Upstairs is full – 30 max) – https://volunteersignup.org/CC98A
In addition to our on-site services, we also livestream our Family Bible Hour at 11:15am each Sunday for those who are not yet ready to resume gathering in-person. You can find it online each week via Facebook Live on IBC’s Facebook page. (To find the livestream, scroll down until you find the video with the red LIVE button on it. You may also be able to find it in the Videos section using the menu on the left.) You can also view it IBC’s YouTube channel.
Update from Elders Re: Family Bible Hour
Breaking of Bread Service @ 10:15-11am, followed by a short, 15-minute break. (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE).
Family Bible Hour Service @ 11:15am-12:15pm (Regular Time)
NOTE #1: The Ontario government has allowed for the reopening of churches provided that attendance is limited to 30 per cent of the building’s capacity (50 people) and physical distancing measures are in place. To that end, Island Bible Chapel will be holding our weekly services in the following ways:
- Breaking of Bread – The Breaking of Bread will begin at 9:30am and go until 10:15am. This will give people time to get home in order to view the livestream of the Family Bible Hour. In order to ensure that we abide by the 30% of capacity (50 people) regulation, we are asking people to sign-up online they intend to come to the Breaking of Bread. You must sign-up each week using the link above.
- Please stay home if are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
- Family Bible Hour – The Family Bible Hour (without communion) will continue to be livestreamed at 11:15am, as usual on the IBC Facebook page and YouTube channel. People will not be permitted to watch the FBH service on-site.
- Online Prayer Meeting – We will continue to gather during the pandemic every Wednesday at 8pm for our online prayer meeting. This will be livestreamed on the IBC Facebook page and YouTube channel.
NOTE #2 – Algoma Public Health has declared that the public will be required to wear a face covering (i.e. non-medical mask) when entering the indoor premises of businesses, organizations and on public transit systems throughout the service area of Algoma Public Health (APH).
Thus, for the foreseeable future, face coverings must be worn inside Island Bible Chapel, with the following exceptions:
i.Children under two years of age, or children under the age of five years either chronologically or developmentally who refuse to wear a mask or face covering and cannot be persuaded to do so by their caregiver;
ii. Persons with medical conditions who cannot safely wear a mask or face covering (e.g. due to breathing difficulties, cognitive difficulties, hearing or communication difficulties);
iii. Persons who cannot wear or remove a mask or face covering without assistance, including people who are accommodated under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) or are protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c.H. 19 as amended.
As we navigate these unique times we want to do so in a way that honours Jesus and is obedient to God’s command: “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.” (Romans 13:1-2).
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask and elder. Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unique times.