Today and always, our Grace Church leaders pray for and work to provide support to our governmental officials. This is in keeping with what the Bible tells us, to “let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God” (Romans 13:1).
Therefore, as we educate ourselves and pray through decisions as a leadership team, we work to be subject to our officials, while fulfilling our mission of building a biblical community of fully devoted Jesus-followers.
This in mind, our offices will remain open to answer your phone calls and questions, and for members to drop tithes and offerings in our donation center boxes. You may notice, through our on-line church, that our team will, at times, gather in groups of less than 10 to record worship and messages. All of these decisions and actions are in alignment with the St. Louis County Department of Health Stay-At-Home Order.
To review the Stay-At-Home order inclusions that allow us to operate in the above way, please read below:
Grace: Included in “Essential Activities”
(Excerpts from the “St. Louis County Department of Public Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”))
III.E.7.“’Essential Activities’ means activities that are necessary for a person to… “participate in religious services and other spiritual practices but only to the extent consistent with reasonable compliance with Social Distancing Requirements and gathering size limitations” (of less than 10).
III.F.7. “Business” – which includes non-for-profits – “that provide food, shelter, social services, or other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or people otherwise in need of social services (including but not limited to individuals with physical, intellectual, or development disabilities).”
III.F.21. “’Essential Businesses’ means, with the exception of Disqualified Businesses, the following… ‘churches, religious services, and other spiritual practices but only to the extent consistent with reasonable compliance with Social Distancing Requirements and gathering size limitations” (of less than 10).