E-bulletin for Sunday November 22nd
YouthGate - Nov.19: Meet here from 7:00-9:00pm tonight for a French fry extravaganza. Bring $10-15 to try different fast food fries and discover which one reigns supreme!  After this we will also be assembling bags of food for people in need.
Service Signup - Nov.22: We ask those planning to attend in person this Sunday to contact us to register for the service. This help us have an idea of how many people to expect. Please don't hesitate to attend if you forget to sign up! See the document below outlining current information regarding COVID-19 regulations for The Gate.
Advent At Home - Nov.29: With the Advent season starting soon, we wanted to invite those watching our Sunday services from home to join us as we light the advent wreath. Don't worry about colour coordination or style of candle: if you have five candles, you can participate with us by lighting one each Sunday starting on November 29th!
Giving: Tithes and offerings can be made by e-transfer to info@thegate.org, through our website, or by mail to 522 3rd Ave S, Lethbridge AB, T1K 0H3. Thank you for your generosity towards this ministry.
- This week's scripture reading -
Nov.22 - Acts 10-12
Nov.23 - Acts 13-15
Nov.24 - Acts 16-18
Nov.25 - Acts 19-21
Nov.26 - Acts 22-24
Nov.27 - Acts 25-27
Nov.28 - Acts 28; 2 Peter 1-2
 

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:

  • 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, our kids ministries will not be offered in July and August.
  • 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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