March 19, 2020 Update
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As the Coronavirus affects our nation, the elders at Southwest want to take prudent measures to ensure that potential exposure to each member is limited as much as possible. We have determined that the following temporary steps are necessary through March 31:
  • Sunday morning worship services, Bible Classes, Sunday evening services and Wednesday evening services at the church building are cancelled.
  • Youth activities and fellowship groups are suspended during this time. We will resume each of these after it is determined that it is safe to do so.
  • You are not “forsaking the assembling of the saints” because of the reason you are staying home; however, you are protecting yourself and possibly others from contracting an illness.
  • If you do not receive the bulletin by email and would like to, please notify the office with your email address.
As the body of Christ the Lord’s Supper is an essential part of our worship. Pre-packaged emblems will be available to pick up at the church office. Please call before coming by the office to make sure someone is there to help, and communion supplies are available. Additionally, there are two unleavened bread recipes included on the next page for those who would like to make their own.
 
Contributions can be dropped off or mailed to the church office. Contributions can also be made online at www.swcocada.com/giving or by using our smartphone app.
 
Worship service video will be available online, so you can participate in worship using that technology. You can access the video at the church Facebook page using this link: www.facebook.com/swcocada. Scroll down the page until you see the Sunday morning worship video. You do not have to join Facebook to watch the video. It will be available by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, but the video will also remain on the page after the service ends. If you have trouble with the video, audio recordings of most sermons are available at www.swcocada.com/sermons. Another sermon source for those without access to the Internet is In Search of the Lord’s Way on FXII DT 12.3 at 7:00 am, KXII DT 12 at 7:30 am and KTEN 10.3 at 9:00 am. We are working on additional ways to make video available and will inform you as that happens.
 
At the end of March the elders will determine if changes are needed. It is our prayer that this is all “overkill,” and we can go back to normal. Once we have determined the next course of action, we will let you know. Updates will be given via the church website, Facebook page, Twitter feed and Robocall.
 
One last issue is the use of the Robocall system. If you do not receive calls from this system during the next two weeks, please contact the office. This is a good aid to keep everyone informed, and we need to make sure that it is working properly.
 
Thank you for your patience during this difficult and unsure time. Please continue to study, pray and meditate because strength, comfort and assurances are in God’s Word. The elders ask for your prayers that we make decisions that are in strict compliance with God’s will as stated in His Word.
 
 
In Him,
 
The elders at Southwest