Dear brothers and sisters,
Due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus and its impact for us all in Hong Kong, Island Baptist Church is adopting the following measures for February 2nd:
• The main service (11am) will be held as normal.There will be no Sunday School (10am) or afternoon (2:30pm) service.
• If you are not comfortable traveling, or are sick, please stay home. We have uploaded a pre-recorded video of the message today here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiGXgfwFxcg
• Those who attend are requested to (1) wear masks; (2) do not shake hands this week 😀; use provided sanitizer. If you do not have a mask at this time, please stay home – due to the mask shortages IBC is unable to provide these. This includes children, so please plan accordingly. If numbers are low we may be unable to provide nursery or children’s classes.
• Also, if you are recently returning from affected areas in China, or have been in contact with persons/places affected in HK, we would advise you to stay home this week (as following the observation period various governments have recommended: ~1 week).
• Our expectation is that this week and next (first half of February) will show if the situation becomes contained or worsens – we will revise our plans next week and inform you as soon as possible.
In the meanwhile, let us be in prayer for one another and for the general population.
As Christ comforted his apostles with His good plan and the presence of the comforting Holy Spirit, let us remember His words:
”Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me…
… Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
John 14:1, 27
God bless, Pastor J