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Hello Missio Dei Wrigleyville, 
 

The Missio Dei Wrigleyville elder team has determined to suspend our worship gathering this Sunday, March 15, 2020, in an effort to join with city and state officials to slow the spread of COVID-19. Under new city and state guidelines, non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people. While gatherings our size are not explicitly restricted, strong recommendations of social distancing remain. 

Though the virus is not dangerous for many, it is dangerous for some and we believe our precautions are wise and necessary. We desire to care for the vulnerable - the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions.

In other words, out of a heart of love for our neighbors and our city, we are going to fast from our routine Sunday gathering for the well being of others.

For now, we will reevaluate on a weekly basis and will keep you updated via email, social media, and our app notifications regarding future gatherings. 

Although we will not be meeting for church on Sunday, we cannot cease being the church with one another and for our city. 

With all of this in mind, here are a few of the ways we will press on together in this unique moment. In the event that someone doesn’t get the message about our canceled gathering, there will be someone present Sunday morning to greet, care for and pray with those people. 

THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Keep an eye out for more communication in the days ahead as we are working to creatively provide you with exhortation, encouragement and the proclamation of the Word. We know the weekly gathering, worship and sermon are of such high value. We will post something via our podcast or the like.

THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY

If you are in a gospel community, you can keep an eye out for communication from your leaders regarding ways to both meaningfully and carefully continue in this time. 

If you are not in a gospel community, this is a great time to consider joining one! Simply click here to begin that process.

We will also continue some of our other small gatherings, like the men’s night, for example. But stay tuned to each of our event’s mailing lists for announcements respectively. 

As we continue planning, we are also looking into other creative ways to stay connected. There may be ways to utilize apps like Zoom and other virtual communications as helps for resisting isolation.

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THE MINISTRY OF PRAYER
 

Monday through Thursday at 12:15pm, we are going to host a live hour of prayer via the Zoom app. Join the Wrigleyville elders & staff during the lunch hour to pray!

We call and encourage you all to be persistent in prayer that in the name of JESUS the virus would be eliminated, that people would be healed, and that the light of the gospel would shine upon everyone.

Use this Link to Join the Prayer Calls

PASTORAL MINISTRY

During this time if you are in need of anything that we can help with, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are available to speak and pray with you on the phone or in person as you have need.

Also, if you experience the effects of this virus, we hope you will let us minister to you with prayer, delivering meals, running errands, or meeting financial needs. We are here to bear one another’s burdens. To be quickly connected with the elders, simply email wrigelders@missiodeichicago.com. If you’d like to participate in helping when needs arise, you can let us know that, too!

THE MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH

Finally, as we keep our eyes and ears open to how the LORD may be calling us to love our neighbors well, we will communicate about serving opportunities as they arise. We hope and pray that in this time we will be a source of help and hope for our neighbors and our city. 

To be the church is not to be somewhere specific on a Sunday, but to be where JESUS is - joining HIM in what HE is doing! As a people of faith in JESUS, we see moments like this as a time to uniquely show and tell the good news of JESUS to the world. 

In the words of Rowan Williams, “In our age, and in the age that lies ahead, the faith we as Christians proclaim will need to be not a clever system but the possibility of dependable relationship. We need to point quite simply to the GOD who does not let go, to the CHRIST who does not run away.” 

 

We love you all and we are both praying for you and for our city and our world. May you continue to live in wholeness and health, and may the SPIRIT of the LORD minister mightily through you as HIS church in this time. 

Don’t forget to wash your hands and remain cautious out there! 

 

Yours in CHRIST,

Your Wrigleyville Elders,

Jameson Allen, Melissa Pillman, Jason Pucker, Dave VanWinkle

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