There is a lot that I need to communicate, so please take the time to read this through in its entirety.
Governor Polis gave the mandate that everyone over the age of 10 needs to wear a mask when they are inside public places. This of course includes Churches. I understand there are various opinions on this subject, but we are asking that you would honor this mask mandate when you come to Trace on Sundays.
Some of you might want to use this mask mandate as an excuse not to come to church. I understand the frustration, really I do. But if wearing a mask is all it takes to keep us from gathering together as a church, then what does that say about our commitment to the Body of Christ.
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV
Now, we understand that some of you who are 65+ and have compromised immune systems are staying home for different reasons, and we would encourage you to continue to tune in online. Our team continues to work diligently to give you the best online experience possible.
There are challenging times ahead of us, and we need a resolve like never before to continue to find opportunities to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a follower of Jesus you are a minister of this gospel, never forget that. Our hope as a Church leadership is to build your confidence in this calling. There is a lot I plan to share on this in September.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matt. 28:19-20 (ESV)
As I write this I pray that God will fill each of you with peace and a refreshed purpose. I pray for God to keep you healthy and hopeful. I pray that Trace Church is never a church who sits on the sidelines or settles for the status quo. I pray that we seek the Kingdom of God above all else and are determined to make Jesus famous in our homes, our neighborhoods, and the city of Colorado Springs.
Love you guys!
Trace Kids is available for kids, nursery through third grade. Our kids team is required to wear masks, sanitize in between services, and stay home if they or a family member feels sick. However, parents are always welcome to bring their kids into the Worship Center rather than checking them into children’s worship.
Below you can click and view a document with recent information on Covid-19 and our new protocols for Sunday mornings going forward. Our service times are 9:30 and 11:00am and we have cleaning procedures in place between services.