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Update on Services

Last night the Executive Committee of the Official Board of CVZ met to discuss the current situation of Clark’s Valley Zion E.C. Church. After discussion, the decision was made to close CVZ after this Sunday, from Monday Dec. 21 – Monday, Jan. 4. We will reevaluate the situation at that time. We are currently planning on resuming Sunday services on Jan. 10, 2021. If any further changes need to be made, we will share that information with you as soon as possible. 
All activities  between Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 will be cancelled This decision was made to insure the safety of the congregation. We will be having our regularly scheduled services this Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. Then we will shut down through Monday, Jan. 4. This will effect our Sunday services on Dec. 27 & Jan. 3, 2021.
A message will be posted to our website (cvzec.org) for you to watch for each Sunday. Also A Voice of Hope, our daily Scriptural devotional will be available for you, just call (717) 921-8153.
If you took a tag from the Angel Tree. please return the wrapped gift with the tag attached under the tree in the North Narthex by this Sunday.
If you ordered a poinsettia plant, they will be available for you to take home after the worship service on Sunday.
We are planning to have our Christmas Eve Service posted to our website (cvzec.org) and available for viewing at 5:00pm on Christmas Eve for you to enjoy. The service is unique this year in many ways, and if we can coordinate everything, I think it will be very meaningful. 
If you know of anyone who does not receive the CVZ emails, please contact them with the above information. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by phone  717-439-8355 or by email at knapp1013@aol.com.

Stay connected to God & to others
God’s Peace
Pastor Mike 



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In-door Services

Dear Clark’s Valley Zion EC Church (CVZ) family,

Thank you for your faithful support of CVZ during these unprecedented times. Your willingness to remain flexible while we navigate the unknown course we are on has been inspiring. CVZ has attempted to minister to our church family and to the community in various ways during this pandemic. Because of your faithful commitment to our ministry, we have forged forward always seeking to serve, as God’s hands & feet, in the midst of these difficult times. Your faithful financial support is an amazing example of your commitment to advancing God’s Kingdom through the ministry of CVZ. – THANK YOU!
 
Our Drive-in-Services have been our attempt to continue corporate worship in a safe and meaningful way. Thank you to those who have attended physically and to those who have uplifted the gatherings in prayer. To those who have accessed the messages on-line, thank you for your continued interest and support of our ministry at CVZ.

Beginning Sunday, October 25, we will again be gathering corporately inside the building at CVZ. Our service times will remain the same as always, 8:30 & 10:45am. In an attempt to keep everyone safe and to serve as an example to our community, we will be installing guidelines for our indoor services that we pray will reflect our commitment to honor God during these unprecedented times. We will make every effort to provide a safe and clean environment for our corporate worship services.

Guidelines for indoor corporate worship services at CVZ:

  • Everyone will enter the building through the West Narthex (the tan double doors). A gloved and masked attendant will open the doors and assist anyone who needs the use of the elevator. A gloved and masked attendant will also be assigned to the top floor of the elevator to assist those using the elevator. Masks are required for everyone entering and exiting the building (masks will be provided for those who do not have one). Masks will not be required during the service once social distancing has been established and everyone is seated in the pews.
  • Two masked attendants will assist with seating (alternating pews will be designated for those attending the 8:30 & 10:45 services). Social distancing will be encouraged. All hymn books, pew Bibles and connection cards have been removed from the pews; bulletins will not be used.
  • Offering plates will be stationed at the entrance and exit. Special offerings (Camp & Mercy Fund) will be collected using marked buckets. You are encouraged to support the ministry at CVZ as you enter or exit the building.
  • Worship in song will be accomplished through various creative means to accommodate this important part of corporate worship. If corporate singing is implemented in the service, masks will be required if you desire to participate vocally.
  • Unfortunately, Jr. Church & Mission Minded Kids will not be available during the services (hopefully this important part of the ministry of CVZ can be reinstated at a future date). Plastic activity bags will be available for families with small children. These bags will be taken home at the close of the service and updated weekly.
  • The nursery will be available (minus the toys) if the need arises. If the nursery is used, it will be the responsibility of the person using the nursery to use the sanitary wipes that will be provided so that all surfaces touched are cleaned.
  • Sunday School will not resume at its normal time until we have a chance to evaluate the process involved with having indoor services. Sunday School classes are encouraged to meet at other times while practicing social distancing.
  • The handicap restroom (upstairs) will be available for use during the corporate service. Sanitizing wipes will be available. Anyone using the rest room will be asked to sanitize all surfaces that they touch with the sanitizing wipes provided.
  • The attendants will dismiss the congregation at the close of the service. The north narthex doors (the doors closest to McKelvey Rd.) will be used for this purpose unless the elevator is needed.
  • Touchless sanitizing stations will be available at the entrance and exit.

           A fogger will be used to sanitize the sanctuary, during the week, to provide for

           a safe environment for the following weeks service.    

  • A new flower chart will be made available to anyone who desires to sponsor flowers. Contact Pastor Mike with the information. We ask that you clean the containers that are used to hold the flowers before you return the containers.
  • We ask that you contact Pastor Mike, call or text at (717) 439-8355 or email him at knapp1013@aol.com) if you have tested positive for the covid 19 virus. Your identity will be kept confidential. The congregation will then be notified that someone attending either the 8:30 or 10:45 service on a particular Sunday has tested positive for the coronavirus.

It is our desire to establish a safe and accommodating environment for indoor corporate worship at CVZ. If you are not comfortable gathering in person for our services, we pray that you will take advantage of our on-line resource (cvzec.org, or use the you-tube link provided) to access the messages. You can also call “A Voice of Hope” (717-921-8153) to hear a daily Scriptural devotional. We pray that you will take advantage of the various opportunities that have been provide through CVZ to continue your walk with Christ during these difficult times. 

Contact Pastor Mike, call or text at (717) 439-8355 or email him at knapp1013@aol.com) or contact the Official Board President, Ben Moyer, call or text at  (717) 329-6351 or email him at benrmoyer@yahoo.com

Stay connected to others and to God

God’s Peace

The Official Board at CVZ



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