| | Dr. Wayne Splawn
I hope you and your family are doing well today.
I am writing to let you know that I tested positive for Covid-19 this morning. I am currently doing okay and plan to follow the recommendations of medical professionals regarding treatment and quarantining so that I help prevent spreading the virus to other people. I am fully vaccinated and just recently received my booster shot, so those measures should help me recover from the virus.
Due to my positive test, Mary and I will not be able to celebrate Christmas Eve with you during the Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service tomorrow night. We regret this is the case but understand this is a small inconvenience compared with the challenges so many have experienced during these unprecedented days.
We will move forward with the Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Services tomorrow as planned. There will be a family friendly service at 3 p.m. and the more traditional services at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The services will be a bit abbreviated as there will not be a sermon, but you will still enjoy many of your favorite Christmas carols, celebrate the Lord’s Supper, and the lighting of candles.
Due to the uptick in cases and the increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant, we are strongly encouraging you to wear a face covering at the services tomorrow night. We want to take every reasonable measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our church and community. We are also going to make communion elements available for you to pick up from the church receptionist area should you decide you prefer to participate in the service from your home via livestream. The church office will be open for normal business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) today and tomorrow.
I appreciate your continued prayers for me and our church during these days. I am grateful to be your pastor and I look forward to all the Lord will continue to do in and through us in the days ahead.
Yours in Christ,