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WE’RE OPEN! It’s Time to Come Home!

Dear LifeBridge members, families, and friends.

We have been open, having services now for one year after our brief closure in the Spring of 2020.

We took several measures to keep families safe while still giving you the chance to worship. Some of these changes included closing the café entrance, changing our chair spacing for the service, and changing to individual communion cups.

To our knowledge no one caught Covid 19 while attending our services. We have been Blessed!

We have now reopened the café entrance for our snacks and fellowship time and our chairs are beginning to get a little closer together. Although we will still be using the individual communion cups for now, will return to having a prayer partner behind the chairs for anyone needing that personal time with a prayer partner starting on July 4th!

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support during the past year as we look for to a much more normal LifeBridge Sunday worship!

Also, I would like to remind everyone that in October we will need to fill position for the Management Team and Board of Elders. You must be a member to be elected. Please visit Pastor Scott (713/965.6761) or any current member of those positions to learn more.

Serving Christ,
Alan Boehm,
Elder Chairman

COVID POSITIVE NOTIFICATION – FORGE Men’s Group

Good afternoon!

We praise and thank the Lord for His continued grace and kindness upon us as a people and nation, and for His mercy and protection amidst the pandemic and unrest that exists around us.

LifeBridge has just learned that someone who was at the FORGE Men’s Bible study last Tuesday evening, April 13, has just tested positive for COVID-19.

Those who attended have been informed directly. Per CDC, those who attended Sunday are not at risk.

WE URGE:

  1. In all public venues, including church, wear a CDC approved face covering.
  2. Enhance your social distancing discipline to maintain 6 feet of distance from others not in your immediate family.
  3. Carefully monitor your symptoms and avoid all personal contact and nonessential travel if you feel the least bit ill.
  4. Continue hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer.
  5. Should you have any symptoms or feel ill, stay away from in-person worship and seek advice from your healthcare professional.
  6. Speak with your health care provider or local Health Department officials with any specific questions you may have about your health or COVID-19.

To ensure your safety LIFEBRIDGE WILL:

  1. Continue to have all worship leadership’s temperature taken and masks worn when not seated each Sunday morning.
  2. Continue to perform contact tracing on those who attend services.
  3. Initiate an enhanced cleaning protocol 1 hour prior to any gathering and a follow up cleaning immediately following an event.
  4. Start handing out Communion elements and fellowship snacks to minimize contact by several.
  5. Closely monitor local, state and federal guidance and adjust our COVID-19 protocols accordingly.

This virus, like all struggles will continue to win some battles in this world. But fear not; for Jesus has overcome the world and won the war!

Continuing to look at Jesus,
Pastor Scott

Get Your Vaccination – at LifeBridge!

We all need to do our part to not only help ourselves but, more importantly, help and protect others.

One of the ways we can do that (and help get things “back to normal”) is by getting vaccinated for COVID-19.

The Sealy Pregnancy Resource Center is having a public vaccination event coming up to do just that!

Read the post, call the number, and get vaccinated!

DATEApril 26, 2021
TIME1:00 – 4:00 PM
LOCATIONPregnancy Center/LifeBridge Parking lot
REQUIREMENTS18+

COVID POSITIVE NOTIFICATION – WEDNESDAY YOUTH

Good afternoon and a blessed MAUNDY THURSDAY!

We praise and thank the Lord for His continued grace and kindness upon us as a people and nation, and for His mercy and protection amidst the pandemic and unrest that exists around us.

LifeBridge has just learned that someone who was at youth last night, Wednesday, March 31, has just tested positive for COVID-19.

Per CDC, those who attended Sunday are not at risk.

WE URGE:

  1. In all public venues, including church, wear a CDC approved face covering.
  2. Enhance your social distancing discipline to maintain 6 feet of distance from others not in your immediate family.
  3. Carefully monitor your symptoms and avoid all personal contact and nonessential travel if you feel the least bit ill.
  4. Continue hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer.
  5. Should you have any symptoms or feel ill, stay away from in-person worship and seek advice from your healthcare professional.
  6. Speak with your health care provider or local Health Department officials with any specific questions you may have about your health or COVID-19.

To ensure your safety LIFEBRIDGE WILL:

  1. Continue to have all worship leadership’s temperature taken and masks worn when not seated each Sunday morning.
  2. Continue to perform contact tracing on those who attend services.
  3. Initiate an enhanced cleaning protocol 1 hour prior to any gathering and a follow up cleaning immediately following an event.
  4. Start handing out Communion elements and fellowship snacks to minimize contact by several.
  5. Closely monitor local, state and federal guidance and adjust our COVID-19 protocols accordingly.

This virus, like all struggles will continue to win some battles in this world. But fear not; for Jesus has overcome the world and won the war!

Continuing to look at Jesus,
Pastor Scott

COVID POSITIVE NOTIFICATION

Good afternoon!

We praise and thank the Lord for His continued grace and kindness upon us as a people and nation, and for His mercy and protection amidst the pandemic and unrest that exists around us.

LifeBridge has just learned that someone who came in and immediately went out of LifeBridge this last Sunday, January 17, has tested positive for COVID-19. Although the risk to those who attended is very low, we wanted to let you know so that you may take appropriate precautions and steps to keep yourself and your families safe, and to keep this person in your prayers for a speedy and full recovery.

WE URGE:

  1. In all public venues, including church, wear a CDC approved face covering.
  2. Enhance your social distancing discipline to maintain 6 feet of distance from others not in your immediate family.
  3. Carefully monitor your symptoms and avoid all personal contact and nonessential travel if you feel the least bit ill.
  4. Continue hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer.
  5. Should you have any symptoms or feel ill, stay away from in-person worship and seek advice from your healthcare professional.
  6. Speak with your health care provider or local Health Department officials with any specific questions you may have about your health or COVID-19.

To ensure your safety LIFEBRIDGE WILL:

  1. Continue to have all worship leadership’s temperature taken and masks worn when not seated each Sunday morning.
  2. Continue to perform contact tracing on those who attend services.
  3. Initiate an enhanced cleaning protocol 1 hour prior to any gathering and a follow up cleaning immediately following an event.
  4. Start handing out Communion elements and fellowship snacks to minimize contact by several.
  5. Closely monitor local, state and federal guidance and adjust our COVID-19 protocols accordingly.

This virus, like all struggles will continue to win some battles in this world. But fear not; for Jesus has overcome the world and won the war!

Continuing to look at Jesus,
Pastor Scott

ANOTHER COVID POSITIVE NOTIFICATION

Good afternoon!

As we continue to bask in the joy to the world from the coming of the newborn King, Jesus, we continue to remember that, although He has overcome all things, the Enemy continues to inflict wounds and win some battles.

One of those battles was at the Christmas Eve service at LifeBridge last Thursday evening.

LifeBridge has just learned that someone who worshipped with us on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, 2020, has tested positive for COVID-19. We wanted to let you know so that you may take appropriate precautions and steps to keep yourself and your families safe, and to keep this person in your prayers for a mild case and speedy and full recovery.

WE URGE:

  1. In all public venues, including church, wear a CDC approved face covering.
  2. Enhance your social distancing discipline to maintain 6 feet of distance from others not in your immediate family.
  3. Carefully monitor your symptoms and avoid all personal contact and nonessential travel if you feel the least bit ill.
  4. Continue hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer.
  5. Should you have any symptoms or feel ill, stay away from in-person worship and seek advice from your healthcare professional.

To ensure your safety LIFEBRIDGE WILL:

  1. Continue to have all worship leadership’s temperature taken and masks worn when not seated each Sunday morning.
  2. Continue to perform contact tracing on those who attend services.
  3. Initiate an enhanced cleaning protocol 1 hour prior to any gathering and a follow up cleaning immediately following an event.
  4. Start handing out Communion elements and fellowship snacks to minimize contact by several.
  5. Closely monitor local, state and federal guidance and adjust our COVID-19 protocols accordingly.

This virus, like all struggles will continue to win some battles in this world. But fear not; for Jesus has overcome the world and won the war!

Continuing to look at Jesus,
Pastor Scott

COVID POSITIVE NOTIFICATION

Good day!

As we count down the days until the celebration of the birth of the Savior, Jesus, we remember that He came to overcome all things and to bring us an eternity with Him that reaches beyond all struggles; physical, emotional, and spiritual.

Unfortunately, we see theses struggles all around us right now.

I would like to share one of those struggles with you.

LifeBridge has just learned that a couple who were at worship with us this last Sunday, December 13, 2020, has tested positive for COVID-19. We wanted to let you know so that you may take appropriate precautions and steps to keep yourself and your families safe, and to keep this couple in your prayers for a mild case and speedy and full recovery.

WE URGE:

  1. In all public venues, including church, wear a CDC approved face covering.
  2. Enhance your social distancing discipline to maintain 6 feet of distance from others not in your immediate family.
  3. Carefully monitor your symptoms and avoid all personal contact and nonessential travel if you feel the least bit ill.
  4. Continue hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer.
  5. Should you have any symptoms or feel ill, stay away from in-person worship and seek advice from your healthcare professional.

To ensure your safety LIFEBRIDGE WILL:

  1. Continue to have all worship leadership’s temperature taken and masks worn when not seated each Sunday morning.
  2. Continue to perform contact tracing on those who attend services.
  3. Initiate an enhanced cleaning protocol 1 hour prior to any gathering and a follow up cleaning immediately following an event.
  4. Start handing out Communion elements and fellowship snacks to minimize contact by several.
  5. Closely monitor local, state and federal guidance and adjust our COVID 19 protocols accordingly.

This virus, like all struggles will continue to win some battles in this world. But fear not; for Jesus has overcome the world and won the war!

Continuing to look at Jesus,
Pastor Scott

NEW COVID NOTIFICATION — June 26, 2020

We have some important information to share with you. Here’s the short of it (with details below):

  1. Our Elder, Giles Montgomery, has tested negative for COVID-19!
  2. Pastor Scott’s test results are pending.
  3. Elder, Brackston Nutt may have been exposed 14 days ago.

GILES MONTGOMERY

We praise God for His goodness and that Giles’ test results have come back negative!

PASTOR SCOTT & FAMILY

Pastor Scott’s tests have, likewise, come back negative! We praise God for that! Even so, Pastor is preparing for simple outpatient surgery on Monday and needs to be isolated, as much as possible. He will not interact with anyone before, during, or after worship and when not in the pulpit, will sit isolated by the southwest door of the sanctuary. Before arriving he will also be gloved.

Jennifer’s tests are pending. However, it has been 11 days since possible exposure and no one in the family has exibited any signs or symptoms. Even so, Jennifer and Ben will not be at worship.

BRACKSTON NUTT

May have been exposed 14 days ago. He shows no signs the probability of his infection is very low. Even so, he will not be at worship this Sunday out of an abundance of caution.

We at LifeBridge continue to take precautionary measures with our sanitizing and cleaning, distancing, and the like, making sure we are proving a safe environment for you and your family. We want people to join us in worship, but only as they feel safe and comfortable.

Of course, we ask that you practice the same precautions so as not to potentially expose others. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have any symptoms of sickness, please stay home and join us online for worship. We will miss you, yet we thank you for helping to keep others safe.

Please keep people in your prayers during this very trying time!

Thank you, God bless, and have a great day, knowing the Lord is with you!

IMPORTANT COVID NOTIFICATION — UPDATED

Greetings in the name of the Risen and Reigning Lord, Jesus!

I have some important information to share with you.

One of our Elders extraordinaire, Giles Montgomery, informed us that a fellow coach has recently tested positive for COVID-19.

If you have been in worship at LB since we reopened, you will have noticed him masked and practicing social distancing. In addition, his exposure level with the other coach is not considered high.

Out of an abundance of caution, Giles will be self-quarantining along with the rest of the Sealy ISD athletic department.

He will return after his quarantine and testing negative for Covid-19.

Also, it has just come to our attention that Pastor Scott Heitshusen and his family may have been exposed to someone on Monday who is currently being tested. Results from that test will not be known until the early part of next week. (This would be, of course, after last Sunday’s worship and picnic.)

Pastor and his family will not be at worship Sunday out of an abundance of caution. Our very capable and wonderful, Brackston Nutt, will cover the message and Elders will take care of Holy Communion.

We at LifeBridge continue to take precautionary measures with our sanitizing and cleaning, distancing, and the like, making sure we are proving a safe environment for you and your family. We want people to join us in worship, but only as they feel safe and comfortable.

Of course, we ask that you practice the same precautions so as not to potentially expose others. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have any symptoms of sickness, please stay home and join us online for worship. We will miss you, yet we thank you for helping to keep others safe.

Please keep Giles, his family, and the Sealy ISD athletics department in your prayers – as well as the rest of our country and world during this difficult time.

Thank you, God bless, and have a great day, knowing the Lord is with you!

BACK TO CHURCH – MAY 24!

Mark your calendars!

On Sunday, May 24, 2020, we will be back LIVE and IN PERSON in worship at LifeBridge!

What we’re doing to prepare and what to expect when we’re back!

The Leadership has been meeting weekly to discuss the many benefits and challenges associated with worshiping back in-person as well as all the preparations needed to ensure that we do so in a good, safe, orderly, and godly fashion as well as remain up-to-date on recent developments.

We understand that some would have liked for us to begin earlier. Others believe we should wait longer. We feel this date gives us the time needed to properly prepare to the best of our ability.

Currently, the following reflects our current decisions as we move forward:

Things to consider before attending worship:

1. Is your immune system compromised or fragile?

2. In the past 24 hours, have you experienced any chills or fever-like symptoms?

3. In the past 24 hours, have you had an increased temperature?

4. In the past 24 hours, have you had a persistent cough?

5. In the past 24 hours, have you had shortness of breath?

Checklist Before Attending Worship
  1. We will begin in-person worship on Sunday, May 24.
  2. Holy Communion will have pre-packaged and wrapped individual bread and wine containers to be shared by the pastor or elder, who will be masked and gloved.
  3. Families (including children) will sit together, but there will be spaces between their seats and those of other attendees.
  4. No Sunday Bible class. (It will continue to be available online.)
  5. No Children’s Church. 
  6. No nursery.
  7. No Fellowship Time in worship.
  8. Social distancing practices will be used.
  9. Sanitation of facilities will take place on Saturday evening and Sunday after worship.
  10. We will attempt to also stream live but, even if we can’t, the service will be recorded and posted online later the same day.
  11. No worship folder and minimal use of other items that are touched.
  12. The café and youth room will be closed. All will enter and exit through the sanctuary entrance, while keeping social-distancing guidelines.

We know this doesn’t answer all questions and are weekly meeting to continue our preparations toward May 24, even as we stay up-to-date on latest developments and update accordingly.

We are greatly looking forward to being with you IN-PERSON again!

Until then, remain in Jesus, grow in your faith, and stay safe!

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