June 24, 2020
Greetings to all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus!! Grace and peace to you!
I hope all the Dad’s had a great Father’s Day celebration! My family bought me an awesome Stanley thermos. It’s one of those old school, green ones. It’s the kind that your grandfather had! I love it! I’m drinking coffee from it as I write this! It’s just what I wanted! My family knows me so well. (Truth is – I begged for it until they relented! LOL!) I’m thankful to my family for that blessing. 
Speaking of Father’s Day, many of us spent part of the day together at church! It was our first service back in, what feels like, forever!
The services went very well!  

  • It was such a blessing to see the saints gathered together with hands raised! (BTW - Everyone who attended followed instructions very well which helped make the services run smoothly! Thank you guys!) 

  • The Deacons and the Elders did a great job executing the plan put together by Elder Mike Buck. They were essential in making our return to the sanctuary relatively seamless. (Thank you guys for all your help!)   

The service was a success and we are going to carry on. We invite you to come join us! 
Once again, here’s what it will look like:

  • There will be two services: 8:30am – 9:30am & 10:30am – 11:30am.

    • We will only be allowed to seat 100 people in the sanctuary for each service. First come, first served.

    • There will be areas for single seating, couples seating, and family groups seating.  

  • You will need to adhere to Social Distancing (SD) while walking into the building, and while you are inside the building.  

  • Please use the restroom at home prior to coming to service. 

    • Restrooms will be available but limited to one person at a time. 

  • Facemasks will be required before you come into the building and during your time in the building. 

    • You must come with a face mask for yourself and/or all family members each week for use in the building, including restrooms.  

      • We will have masks available for people each week but hope to only use them for visitors or those who have forgotten their mask for some reason. 

  • Please no hand shaking, high fives, fist bumps, and hugging. (You may text each other … but not during the preaching!! LOL.) 

  • There will be no Sunday School for nursery through 5th Grade.

    • However, your kids are welcome to join us in the sanctuary! 

  • Youth (6th – 12th grade) is meeting at 8:30 AM in the gym for first service only.

As a reminder, if you show up after we have reached our limit, we will have the gym set up as the overflow area. We will have the seats spread out for social distancing and will have the live service piped in.

If you have to stay home, we will make the service available on Sunday evening on YouTube at 6:00pm.
SPANISH SERVICES AND CELEBRATE RECOVERY By the way: Our Spanish services with Pastor Aquiles Rojas and Celebrate Recovery with Donna Framstad also had a successful return! We invite you to join them as well!!
TURLOCK PREGNANCY CENTER I want to remind you that last Sunday was the day we set to bring the baby bottles back that we use to support the Turlock Pregnancy Center. If you forgot, that’s okay. Please bring them this Sunday and put them in the container that is located near the stage. We want to return them no later than next week. Thank you!! 
FINAL WORD I want to end this letter by offering up a word of thanks. Recently I shared some very personal things that were heavy on my heart. It was incredibly difficult to be that vulnerable. However, I felt strongly that I needed to share what was going on in my heart with my community of faith. Since then a few of you have reached out to me to offer words of encouragement and support. I just want to take the time to say “Thank You.” Thank you for showing me love and sharing my burden. We are brothers and sisters with the same Father!
Colossians 3:11 

“Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.”
Until next time … the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!
In the Strong Name of Jesus,

Pastor Patrick and the Elders of Ceres Christian Church

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P.O. Box 187

Ceres, CA 95307


Phone: (209) 537-8931
Fax: (209) 537-8934

3502 Roeding Rd.
Ceres, CA 95307