Our Church Location:
2020 Emmanuel Court
Gwynn Oak, Maryland 21207
Phone: (410) 298-8122
Fax: (410) 298-8975
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We are delighted that our governor has lifted restrictions on capacity limits at houses of worship, and many other social and entertainment venues. We are particularly overjoyed that that churches, in particular, can now open at full capacity. Although the governor’s announcement reflects an improvement in the number of fewer reported cases of positive tests, fewer hospitalizations, and fewer deaths from COVID-19, as a church family, we want to error on the side of caution and continue practicing social distancing, wearing masks, regularly sanitizing our facilities, and continue practicing universal health precautions until further notice.
Our faith directs us to believe in the sovereign and extraordinary power of God to heal our land. And we see Him doing just that. As believers we are also taught to walk in wisdom. We also understand and respect the place of science and medicine, and how that God uses these areas in helping to improve the lives of all of us. Medical science has always been a part of world history. Jesus said in Matthew 9:12 "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. Jesus even had a medical professional on His team. In Colossians 4:14, the apostle Paul refers to him as “Luke, the physician”. It was Luke who authored the Gospel writings that bears his name.
This COVID-19 virus is real, and it is deadly. I want to encourage you to follow your own conscience as you weigh the benefits of taking the vaccine or any medication, and that you pray and ask God’s guidance as you decide what is best for you and your loved ones as we work toward reopening our economy and move towards regaining some sense of normalcy. God bless you.
Remember: ALL SERVICES and EVENTS HERE AT EMMANUEL WILL REQUIRE MASKS and SOCIAL DISTANCING.
So, let us govern ourselves accordingly as we plan for these upcoming events. God Bless.
Yours in His Service,
Pastor Linwood R. (Lin) Taylor