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E-bulletin for Sunday February 21st
Service Signup - Feb.21: We ask that those planning to attend in person this Sunday contact us to sign up while we maintain maintain current capacity regulations of 45 people on the main floor. Thank you for your cooperation. All are invited to join us from home as we stream live via Facebook at 10:00am!
Annual General Meeting - Feb. 21: This year's AGM will begin Sunday at 5:30pm and cover budget reviews, board elections, and more. Please send us an RSVP to let us know if you will be attending in person or online. Online participants will receive an email from us this afternoon with Zoom call information.
Tax Receipts: The Gate's tax receipts are being prepared and will be distributed soon. We would like to offer digital receipts this year. Please let us know if an emailed copy works for you, as well as if your mailing address needs to be updated from last year's records. Thank you!
Questions to discuss with this Sunday's KidsGate story...

Why wasn't Joseph mad at his brothers for selling him to be a slave in Egypt?

What can God do with the bad things that happen to us?

Some important details as we resume in-person gatherings:

 While we look forward to meeting in our home church building, there are aspects of the service that will feel different. This will be challenging; we ask for patience and grace from everyone as we navigate what Sundays will be like for the the time being! A few things to expect:

  • Current guidelines stipulate a maximum 15% building capacity, which means we can have at most 45 people in our main space at one time.
  • Please do not attend if you are not well! Anyone experiencing flu symptoms or feels uncomfortable meeting in person is invited to watch from home to join our worship and teaching.
  • Sunday mornings will be available to stream on Facebook live (even if you do not have a Facebook account).
  • Physical distancing is key. Even though we all miss one another, please maintain two meters distance between households and respect these guidelines throughout the entirety of the service.
  • Our main doors will function as the entrance, while the side doors will be used as the exit.
  • Chairs will be set up in pockets which allow people to be physically distanced as we enjoy the service. Please take time to find a pod of seats for the size of you/your family.
  • Face coverings are now mandatory according to temporary bylaw 6239. Please bring a mask from home or see our host team for a disposable one as you enter.
  • Singing is discouraged by AHS; praying along with worship lyrics, or humming along are suggested alternatives to singing aloud.
  • While families are encouraged to be present on Sundays, KidsGate and BabyGate ministries are not offered at this time.
  • We will not have coffee or fellowship time during the service. Instead, we would suggest people fellowship in the park after church in smaller groups, etc.
  • Regular points of contact will be sanitized before, throughout, and after the service.
  • Attendance cards will be distributed to those who attend. Attendance records will only be used in the unlikely event of COVID-19 transmission; otherwise records are destroyed after two weeks.

Please continue to pray pray for our church as we move forward!

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Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H3

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