Worship Guidelines

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Crossroads family,

As I am sure many of you have already seen or heard, Governor Abbott has issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering in public spaces for all counties with more than 20 positive COVID-19 cases effective Friday July 3rd, at 12pm. Due to this order, I, along with our staff, feel that it is best for our church to comply with the Governor’s request. This means we are asking for masks to be worn for all activities occurring on our campus…i.e. both worship services, Children’s Church, Sunday School, and other activities throughout the week. Some of these exceptions to the order include adults who have medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from wearing a mask as well as all children under the age of 10.

I understand for many this is an unwelcome request. However, out of respect for our local leadership and our neighbors, our staff feels this is the best way to remain open and safe for all people involved. Romans 13: 1-2 states that we should respect those governing authorities which God has put in place. This is one way in which we are able to do so. God has also called us to look out for the health of one another, loving our neighbor as ourselves (Romans 13:9). We should all remember that this request is temporary. Our goal is to continue meeting together in-person each week. As we come together in compliance, our hope is to help slow the spread and move past this phase. Please know that we pray for your health and safety. We love you and desire to worship with you in person! Also, understand that there is no perfect solution and we are navigating this prayerfully and thoughtfully as a staff. Continue to pray for us as we make decisions. I would encourage you to pray for all leadership, as they are facing a multitude of opinions and information overload.

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Gal 5:13-14)

In Him,
Bro. Derek