Dear Crossroads Family:
With the continually evolving response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to make you aware of the plan for Crossroads Church. Throughout this week, I have been gathering information, conferring with health professionals, and making preparations to ensure that Crossroads is a safe place to gather and worship. By Wednesday we had created hand sanitizer stations, canceled all food service, and ordered individually packaged communion sets. However, by last night it became evident that we needed to ramp up our response. At the advice of medical professionals from Sanford Health and at the recommendation of the Minnesota District of the Assemblies of God, we will be canceling all Sunday morning and mid-week services for an undetermined length of time. In light of this, we are transitioning our Sunday morning format to an online video or streaming, available at our regular worship time, 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings.
This decision is not based out of fear but out of social responsibility to protect the vulnerable members of our congregation and our community. While services may be transitioning to online for now, it does not mean that our Body is discontinuing our worship or our mission. Historically, during pandemics and plagues, the Church has ministered to their communities—caring for the sick and ministering to their needs as a testimony of God’s love and mercy. At Crossroads, we want to be intentional about continuing our mission: connecting people to God, each other, and their mission.
Our Crossroads Family can continue to be active in their worship by participating in the online services Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM, participate in giving (with online options available), and participate in prayer for the needs of our body, our community, our nation, and world as we navigate these coming weeks and months. We need to be intentional about connecting with each other, encouraging each other, and lifting each other up in prayer, now more than ever.
If you have any questions or concerns or if you know of someone sick or in need, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Pastor John Hubert