IMPORTANT COVID UPDATE: Our Session has voted to keep our church building closed for worship and activity by anyone except COA staff members until the end of summer 2020.
However, we have the following virtual worship connection opportunities during this time:
1) Tune in with the Christ Our Anchor Facebook page Sundays at 9:00 AM for live-streamed worship (each week, we have gotten over 500 views!!)
2) Join a worship service by Zoom at 11:00 AM on Sundays each week. This will allow you to see the faces of others who are joining you in worship, and is particularly recommended for anyone living alone or worshiping on their own. This service is an alternative to watching the live-stream here on FB. You are welcome at either or both!
To join by video, you will need to go to the link—
And use Meeting ID: 536-015-577
EMAIL CHURCH OFFICE FOR A PASSWORD WHICH CAN BE FOUND ON THE MAIN PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE.
3) Finally, keep an eye out closer to 11:00 AM for an email from the church each Sunday with a link to this church website where you can watch the sermon/prayers at your leisure! To be added to our list, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
NOTE: More info will be coming out soon with additional offerings for Holy Week services, in particular for those wanting to celebrate communion in virtual community, but living alone.
Don’t forget the other weekly offerings for connection linked below:
NOTE THESE ARE ALL OVER ZOOM AND MAY REQUIRE A PASSWORD WHICH IS: 21409
- Monday / Thursday Lunchtime Prayer and Check In (12:00 PM)
- Tuesday Wake-Up Small Group (6:45 AM)
- Wednesday Bible Study of Sunday’s Scriptures (1:00 PM)
The following information in regard to prevention of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), comes from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.
Prevention & Treatment Prevention: There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility). Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers. Treatment There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions. People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.