Some U.S. Churches Set to Commence Physical Service

A poll shows that some of the pastors hope to be back to physical worship by may while the other half said June or later.
Many states are working to slowly reopen after being shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Christian Post reports.

According to Christian headlines, In an Indiana city, Pastor Dave Sumrall of I-Town Church said they would reopen for church services this week despite a stay-at-home order. The church will only allow 10 people at a time for services and will hold multiple services.

“We are officially in a situation where your religious freedoms have been removed in the interest of public health,” Sumrall said in a message posted on the church’s Instagram page. “So on one hand, the church has been deemed essential. But on the other, we’re not allowed to gather. I personally believe this is an attack on what the definition of a church is.”

While, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced last week that the state will reopen slowly starting May 4.
Bishop Douglas of Syracuse Diocese in New York to hold an outdoor mass with members staying in the car, this is usually called the drive-in-service.

“I feel we must err on the side of caution in order to eradicate this deadly virus from our communities and will continue to follow the directives of local authorities,” said Bishop Douglas Lucia in a letter to local churches. “I am looking to see if an outdoor mass with participants staying in their cars is feasible as an interim measure if not permitted to gather in our church buildings.

“One of the thoughts that has (sic) come forward is to possibly having a mass specifically designated for those who are most vulnerable. That maybe people 65 years and older, those who are most vulnerable, and at this point in my life I am among them. We could keep them as safe as possible.”

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