Amissville Baptist Church has decided to cancel all Sunday morning Worship Services and all activities through April 30. On Sunday night, March 29, President Trump extended the national social distancing guidelines to April 30. Moreover, on Monday March 30, Governor Northam issued an order prohibiting “All public and private in-person gatherings of more than ten individuals are prohibited.” That includes all indoor and outdoor “parties, celebrations, religious, or other social events.” Desiring to love our God, you, and our neighbors well, the elders have decided to suspended services for an additional four weeks.
Because of this needed precaution, ABC will not be able to host any of its usual Easter events. Thankfully, the good news of the resurrection has not be permanently glued to square on the church calendar. Every time the church comes together, she assembles to praise the risen savior. Every service celebrates the truth that we all have been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through faith.
Though we will not be able to celebrate Easter on its usual date, the elders of ABC remain fully committed to gospel of the resurrection. Once the guidelines expire, we will organize a special service to celebrate the empty tomb. On that Sunday in May or June, we will sing Easter hymns; Pastor Peter will preach from John’s passion narrative; and, we will host a special celebration. We look forward to seeing ABC assembled together again to sing the praises of our creator and king.
As we wait for that joyous assembly of God’s people, please continue to stay connected with your ABC family through letters, phone calls, and social media. Pastor Peter will continue to lead the 10:30AM Sunday morning Bible Study and the 6:00PM Wednesday night Bible Study. You can watch both events on Facebook. Click here to access the materials for the Wednesday night Bible Study.
The elders and deacons will continue to call the members of ABC. If you know of needs or desire to reach out to us, please give us a call. We would love to hear from you and learn more about how we can serve you and pray for you.
If you need access to the internet, please log onto the church guest Wi-Fi account from your car. The password is: WorshipJesus1
If you want to give to ABC, please mail your envelopes to P.O. Box 158 Amissville, VA 20106 or click here to give online.
To date, the men and women of ABC have modeled the love of God with compassionate beauty. You have been an encouragement to our souls. May the world continual know we are Christians by our love.
Peter, Mark, and Bill