Dear Church Family,
After careful consideration and prayer amongst the CCTO leadership, we have decided to take proactive steps in helping our community to slow the continuing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are accepting all of the recommendations from the CDC and local health officials for a responsible community response, include the encouragement to avoid large gatherings of 250 or more. As a result we are canceling Sunday morning services for the next two Sundays, March 15 and March 22. Additionally, the Ranch Mobile clean-up, scheduled for tomorrow, March 14, and the Man-Up dinner, scheduled for March 19 are canceled. While we are not obligated to do so, the love of Christ compels us to do the right thing to help protect the health and safety of our Church family, as well as our greater community at large.
We have a rare opportunity to lead the way for our community in example and in the hope that we have in our mighty and sovereign God. We are working on plans for our church going forward into this uncharted territory. We’re confident that God will show us how to increase the depth of our faithfulness to Him, to each other as a church family, and to our community.
  • This is not a call to isolation. Please make every effort to stay in touch with each other, caring for and praying for one another. We are encouraging our small groups to continue meeting.
  • We encourage your continued participation in worship in the following ways: Messages will be posted online, utilize the Easter journal, observe the Lord’s Supper with your family or small group.
  • Please remain faithful in your giving. Even during this two-week closure, our ministry expenses and our missionary obligations will remain the same. You can give through the CCTO website, or by dropping your offering off at the office (slot by the glass doors leading to the office), or by mail.
  • We are still here. The office will remain open and the Pastoral staff available for anything you need.
  • We will continue to monitor the local progress in containing the virus and continue regular communication with you regarding any changes to our response.
This is not out of fear or panic. While we all do our part to slow the spread of the virus, don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity to love our neighbors and to serve our community in any way God should provide. Use these weeks ahead to pray and look for open doors and open hearts to share the hope that we have in Christ.
He is our peace in times like this:
Philippians 4:6-7 The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Trusting in Him,
Pastor Joe