We are committed to Jesus, as revealed in the Bible, trusting in Him alone
for salvation, obeying Him by putting into practice His expectations of us, and
experiencing the joy and peace that comes only from Him.
- March 22 Sunday morning services will NOT be held this week. Sunday evening discipleship is also cancelled for this week. We hope to post a sermon from Brother Jack under "Resources" and "Sermon Audio."
- April 4 Men's Breakfast (7 am) & Workday (8 to 11 am)
- April 5 Lord's Supper (10 am service)
- Sundays Bible study (8:30 am)
- Sundays Weekly worship service (10 a.m.)
- Sundays March 13, 2020 This letter is still posted for your reference. If you would like to get on our distribution list, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dear Broadway Loved Ones,
This letter is intended to give you some information and guidance pertaining to the Corona Virus as pertains to Broadway Baptist Church. As of today we intend to hold Sunday morning services on March 15, 2020—Bible study at 8:30 and worship service at 10. Sunday evening discipleship is cancelled.
The San Diego County Public Health Office has issued guidance prohibiting all public or private large gatherings and restricting all non-essential personnel from entry into any hospital or long-term care facility serving seniors. “Large gatherings” means more than 250 people in the same room or venue. We intend to comply and cooperate with the guidance given by our civic leaders and health officials. Community safety, and in this case, the safety of the folks at Broadway is very important.
Attendance. If you are not feeling well, no matter what the illness might be (cold, flu, etc.), please do not attend services—or go anywhere else. If you are at risk, definitely consider limiting your risk of exposure (including church attendance), be alert to developing symptoms, and see a doctor if you manifest the symptoms of the Coronavirus. Underlying risk factors include: elderly (over 70), diabetes, heart disease, asthma, COPD, cancer, cystic fibrosis, immunodeficiency, and tobacco smoking. The younger the patients are, the less severe their symptoms; some experience only mild cold symptoms. Everyone should observe what’s being called “social distancing,” which seems to include avoiding going out whenever possible to standing back a few feet if possible when around other people. No matter your risk factor, we will encourage your safety decisions that lean toward caution.
Doors and surfaces. When you arrive we intend for the doors to be open or have someone to open them for you. We intend to sanitize all door handles and surfaces for every gathering. Still, play it safe and do not assume any surface in any public place is disinfected.
Shaking hands, hugging & greeting. Until this season of sickness is behind us, please simply greet and speak to one another with a smile and kind words without shaking hands, hugging, or otherwise touching. Be mindful of one another’s personal space and don’t breathe in people’s faces.
Hand washing. Feel free to wash your hands as often as necessary while on the property. There are hand sanitizer bottles in the foyers. Remember that hand-washing is more effective.
Offering. One or two ushers will have offering bags so it won’t be necessary to handle offering plates. If you choose to stay away, you may consider mailing your offering check to the church office. Some folks already do so when they are away.
Coughing and sneezing. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. There are Kleenex tissues on the premises, but we recommend you bring your own, too.
Refreshments: Coffee, tea and snacks will be served by volunteers wearing food service gloves.
Services online. We hope to put an audio version of at least our sermon and announcements online very soon, both on the church website and on youtube.
Broadway guidance: This guidance will be updated periodically and each will be dated so that you can more easily see what is new in the update. This guidance is the date of this letter, March 13, 2020. We have a regularly scheduled ministry council meeting following the March 15 service. We expect to expand or modify this guidance based on discussion at the meeting. We intend to keep you informed on:
1. the church web site www.broadwayescondido.org,
2. the facebook page Broadway Baptist Church of Escondido, CA,
3. by e-mail if you are already on the distribution. Update us if you have never received a “Dear Broadway Loved Ones” from Brother Jack.
The church phone number is 760-746-0421.
Most important: Trust in the Lord! Read your Bible; let God speak to you through His Word. Ps 73:25-26 “Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.” Pray for one another. Stay in touch with one another. Love one another. This is an opportunity for each of us to show some Christian care and compassion to our neighbors in the name of Jesus.
Live your every minute in the coming days for the glory of our Lord!
- Check your current church calendar and worship bulletin for more
complete information on Broadway activities
love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19