TL;DR – All in-person services and meetings are cancelled. We are having a livestream at 9am on Sunday via Facebook and www.orchardchurch.net/watch . The church is partnering with Kingsley Area Schools to distribute food to whomever needs it M, W, F 4:30pm-6pm. The church will have increased content and devotional material on Facebook.
Dear Orchard Church Family,
It has been extremely difficult to come to these decisions. There are a series of changes happening at the church in light of Covid-19:
1. Temporary Transitioning to Online Services The Orchard Church is canceling all in-person meetings and services this week and through April 4th. This includes leadership-team meetings and Youth Group. We will update this timeframe as the situation with Covid-19 changes.
We will host a single live 9am service on Sundays.
2. Interactive Livestream We will be livestreaming a 9am service at the church and I encourage you to stay home and participate by watching the livestream. This week we will have lyrics and sermon slides incorporated into the livestream video. And it will be an interactive church service!
While this is not convenient or optimal, we are blessed to live in a time when technology allows us to worship together even when we are apart. I urge all of you to participate in the livestream so that we continue to grow together in the Word. It is vital that we do so! You can watch it here: www.orchardchurch.net/watch or via our Facebook Page.
If any of you is having difficulty accessing the feed, let me know and I will work with you to get it set up.
3. Office Hours Changing Office hours are shifting to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am – 3:30pm. While the governor has banned gatherings over 50, and the CDC suggests groups of no more than 10, we are still here for you. If you are in need of prayer, spiritual counseling, or just a listening ear please give us a call or stop on by. We are planning to be here during those hours. Just remember we will not be shaking hands or hugging.
4. Meal Distribution The Orchard Church is working with Kingsley Area Schools to distribute food. Pre-made meals (breakfast and lunch) will be available to pick up at The Orchard Church every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:30pm-6pm. This service is open to EVERYONE and EVERY AGE. If you or someone you know is in need, please come by the church during those hours.
5. Phone Calls The office staff is planning on making phone calls once a week to every person in our directory. We want to stay connected and know how we can pray for each other. If you have needs, please let us know!
6. Increased Social Media Content We are working to bring you more interactive content throughout the week. Including prayers, devotionals, and children’s read-a-longs. Watch our Facebook Page as we roll things out.
Stay strong as you hold fast to Jesus!
When I am afraid, I will trust in You! -Psalm 56:3