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COVID-19 Advisory

Dear Ellinwooders,

Given the recent announcements on March 12, 2020 by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte regarding the country’s response to the COVID-19 issue, your Ministerial Team has deemed it necessary to suspend public Worship Services beginning March 15, 2020 until further notice. The call for a “Community Quarantine” is for the church to help in minimizing the spread of the virus.

ALL other church activities are also CANCELLED until further notice.

On Sundays, the main sanctuary will be open from 7AM to 11AM and from 2PM to 4PM should worshippers/ parishioners come for prayer and meditation. The Pastors will be available during this time for spiritual guidance.

Meanwhile, Sunday Liturgies will be converted as Sunday Worship Guides for family worship time at home.

Meditation guide will be made available at the foyer and will be made available in the internet and the most available social media services beginning March 15.

Social distancing will be strictly observed.

Brothers and sisters, we also implore you to pray for one another. Let us pray first for those who are sick that in Jesus’ name, God’s healing hand be upon them. Let us pray for the Medical Practitioners who are on the front lines of this crisis that God’s divine protection be upon them as they become instruments of God’s healing. Let us also pray for calm and common sense to be upon us and that this crisis will teach us to grow deeper in faith.

Let us include in our daily prayers the present situation and that we may come to understand God’s leading and direction of how we are to respond in faith in this most trying of times.

Let us be assured of the words of the apostle Paul in Philippians 4:6:

“Don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking Him with a thankful heart. And God’s peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.”

God’s blessings and protection be upon us all. Amen.

TITHES, PLEDGES AND OFFERINGS MAY BE COURSED THROUGH THE FOLLOWING BANKS: 

BDO Account Number: 000480000026
BPI Account Number: 3063-6134-19
BDO Account Number: 000480332339 (EMAC Accounts)