Pastoral Update: Returning to One Service and Discipleship Classes
Oak Park Family,
I want to keep you informed about some of the changes occurring this Sunday, September 6th. As I trust you have already heard, we’ll resume Discipleship Classes for all ages at 9:00 AM. Teachers will be in their rooms by 8:45 so that you have time to drop off your children to their appropriate classes and get to whatever class you plan to attend. Please keep in mind, that we’ll follow much of the same protocols that the schools have implemented in order to maintain social distancing. This will include wearing masks when inside and unable to maintain 6-feet of separation between family units.
For our adults, we’re offering three classes: 1. “Esther and Ruth” taught by Kirby O’Brien and Brent Parker; 2. “God, Marriage, and Family” taught by Mike Bauslaugh and Jeremy Sumners and 3. “Worldview and Apologetics” taught by Nathan Hunter and Jesse Erickson. If you haven’t already registered for one of these classes, we ask that you do so at oakparkbaptist.com/discipleshipclasses. However, for anyone not yet ready to attend on Sundays, we’ll live streaming the Worldview and Apologetics class on oakparkbaptist.com/live.
Following our Discipleship Hour (9:00-10:00), we’ll have our Worship Service at 10:30. Please be aware that the seating arrangement in the Worship Center has been adjusted to maintain social distancing and that we’ll be using the Gym as an extension of the Worship Center with a live video feed. This means that there is limited seating capacity in the Main Worship Center. Therefore, in order to help us maximize our seating capacity, we ask that you consider filling up the front of the worship service before taking seats in the back. We also want you to be aware that we will reserve several rows to ensure first time guests have a seat in the Main Worship Center.
Lastly, I want to remind everyone that we have several options for families with young children who may find it difficult to sit quietly during the Worship Service. For this reason, we ask that parents help us out by keeping your children seated and quiet during the worship time so as to minimize distracting others. To this end, we ask that you make use of our nursery for children 4 and under, the cry room adjacent to the Worship Center, or the nursing mothers’ room. We also have a children’s worship guide with crayons which you can pick up as you enter the main worship center to help your children engage with what they’re hearing and seeing during the service.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this disruptive season. And we look forward to worshiping and fellowshipping together again this Lord’s Day.
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