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鳳城台福教會公告 EFCP Announcement 3/13/2020

親愛的EFCP會友們:


這一波的新冠狀肺炎持續在美國各地以及鳳凰城地區蔓延。今天3/13下午,美國總統川普正式宣佈美國將進入【國家公衛緊急狀態】。為此,我們長執會於今晚再度的召開緊急會議來商討應對事項。會議中我們決定從3/15開始一直到3/29為止,教會內所有的聚會都將從原先的現場群聚方式,改成網路線上聚會方式或是取消。到了3月底,我們會再根據當時的疫情,決定是否恢復正常聚會還是繼續維持線上聚會。茲將這個決定的執行敘述如下:


主日崇拜

  • 由於受限於教會的網路頻寬,我們無法進行現場即時轉播。所以3/15當天,我們將採用錄影的方式,先將主日中英文堂整個敬拜流程,包括敬拜及講道錄下來,放在教會的網路上。弟兄姊妹可以於主日下午以後就可以看到這個錄影。因此,當天除了敬拜及音控服事的弟兄姊妹和牧師需要到教會外,其餘的弟兄姊妹都請留在家裡,透過錄影像來敬拜。
  • 由於這是第一次如此做,所以我們會根據3/15的結果來進行評估。如果需要調整和改變,我們會在隨後3/22及3/29的主日崇拜中進行調整。
  • 3/29的野外禮拜將取消,改成透過網路來進行中英文聚會。

成人主日學

  • 3/15的成人主日學先暫停一次。
  • 如果技術上的問題能夠克服,我們希望3/22開始恢復成人主日學,透過網路方式來進行。詳情將另外通知。

兒童主日學:

  • 這段時間的所有兒童主日學都將暫停。教會鼓勵家長能夠利用主日的崇拜錄影來進行家庭崇拜來彌補取消所造成的缺失。

週三禱告會

  • 將使用ZOOM軟件透過網路方式來進行。到時後牧師室會將線上禱告會議相關資訊透過LINE及Email發出,由弟兄姊妹自行選擇參加禱告會

其他週二,週五小組聚會

  • 原則上小組聚會不取消,但必須透過網路來進行;教會將進行評估看將如何的進行網上小組聚會,到時候聚會方式將由各小組長另外通知組員。

謝謝各位持續對教會在面對這次的新冠狀肺炎疫情所採取的一些應對措施的配合與支持,以及為教會的長執同工和牧者們的代禱。您們的禱告和配合是教會度過這次疫情危機的關鍵。除此之外,我們知道疫情的變化迅速,所以我們會持續的針對疫情的最新變化來進行更新調整。也請弟兄姊妹隨時將自己的想法向我們當中任何一位長執或是牧師提出,我們也會盡可能的納入考慮。最後,在這個看似動盪的環境中,讓我們一起抬頭仰望那慈愛永不改變的主。祂是我們的磐石和山寨,更是我們隨時的幫助。讓我們隨時舉起禱告的手,為教會和為自己及家人禱告。求神憐憫施恩於我們,保守教會的每一位弟兄姊妹及家人,都能夠平安的度過這次的疫情。


Dear EFCP members,


This wave of Covid-19 continues to spread across the United States and the Phoenix area as we speak. During 3/13 afternoon, President Trump officially announced that the United States will enter the National Public Health Emergency. Because of this, our Elders and Deacons held an emergency meeting again tonight to discuss the response. During the meeting, we decided that from 3/15 until 3/29 all the meetings in the church will be changed from on-site gathering to online meeting mode or cancelled. At the end of March, we will evaluate and decide whether to resume normal gatherings or continue to maintain online gatherings based on the pandemic situation at that time. 

The implementation of this decision is described below:


Sunday Worship:

• Due to the limitations of the church's Internet bandwidth, we cannot do live streaming at this time. So on Sunday 3/15, we will record the entire service for both Chinese and English, including both worship and sermons. Brothers and sisters can watch this video as early as Sunday afternoon. Therefore, other than the worship team and A/V coworkers and the pastors, everyone else should stay at home and worship using pre-recorded worship and sermon.

• Since this is the first time that we are doing this, we will evaluate this method based on the results and feedback from this Sunday 3/15. If changes are needed, we will adjust them in the following Sunday services on 3/22 and 3/29.

• Outdoor service on 3/29 will be canceled and will be conducted in separate Chinese and English services on-line.


Adult Sunday School:

• 3/15 classes are postponed.

• If the technical problems can be overcome, we hope to resume  Sunday school for adults on 3/22 online. Details on how to conduct classes online will follow shortly.


Children's Sunday School:

• All children ’s Sunday school will be suspended during this time. The church encourages parents to use Sunday worship videos for family worship to make up for the lack of class time.


Wednesday Prayer Meeting:

• Starting this coming Wednesday 3/18 prayer meeting will be conducted online using ZOOM software. Pastor's office will send the invite about the online prayer meeting through LINE and Email, and everyone can participate in the online prayer meeting.


Tuesday and Friday small groups:

• In principle, group meetings are not cancelled, but must be conducted online; the church will evaluate and see how the online small groups will be conducted. At that time, your small group leader will notify everyone separately.

I would like to thank you for your continued cooperation and support to the church as it responds to the Covid-19 pandemic, and your prayers for church leaders and pastors. Your prayers and cooperation are the key to the church overcoming this crisis. In addition, we know that the situation can change rapidly, so we will continue to update everyone and respond to any changes in the pandemic. Brothers and sisters are also encouraged to give feedback to any of our elders/deacons or pastors at any time, and we will incorporate them as much as possible. Finally, in this seemingly turbulent environment, let us look up together at our loving and unchanging Lord. He is our rock and fortress, and He is our ever-present help. Let us raise our hands in prayer at all times, praying for the church and for ourselves and our families. May God have mercy on us and keep every brother and sister and family in the church safe from this pandemic.


願神保守看顧, 用祂的臉光照我們,賜我們平安

May God watch over us and make His face shine upon us and give us peace,

鄭培德牧師Rev. Peter Jeng /王博民牧師 Rev. Po-Min Wang/長執會全體長執

鳳城台福教會 Evangelical Formosan Church of Phoenix

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