Covid 19 Updates


Update Friday, March 20, 2020:
Due to new directives from City, State and Federal sources, Prairie Lane Church has made the difficult decision to close its building to all physical gatherings. We know this may be a hardship, but hope all will understand why.  It is our fervent prayer that this crisis passes quickly and that we can all get back to normalcy soon. Please check back for opening dates.


UPDATED Wed, March 17, 2020
We praise God for His ongoing presence in the midst of our cultural chaos.  Indeed, God is good, and He has not left us; rather we will see His glory.  In our ever rapidly changing context, council is again adjusting our Sunday Worship and weekly activities to comply with Federal CDC regulations.

  • PLC will maintain its Sunday presence via Facebook Live.  We will forgo gathering together physically, instead we will continue to gather together virtually for worship and the Word.  Pastor Chad will continue in his series on Habakkuk.
     
  • Council strongly encourages PLC sponsored groups like Daybreak, Friday Morning Men’s study and Pathfinders to not meet until the 10 person ban is lifted.  Rather take advantage of the blessings of cell phones to connect with each other regularly for encouragement and prayer.
     
  • Council will continue to brainstorm ways of building community.  Right now we are exploring mid-week Bible studies utilizing Facebook live and the chat feature
     
  • Offering will continue to be collected electronically.  Deacons continue to recommend the “Give+app", and you can find more info on our website here.  You can also mail your offerings to the church office at: 3111 S 119th St, Omaha, NE, 68144. 
     
  • As the speed of our world picks up, and anxiety increases, may we be the calmest people in the room knowing that if God is for us, who can be against us? As God calls us to walk this path may we do so remembering our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.   

 

PLC response to Corona virus (3/15/20)

   First and foremost, as believers in Jesus Christ we trust that God is sovereign and in control of all things.  We trust that God is good and that His goodness and control never cease.  Second, we want to be absolutely sure we are being logical and caring in our response; not overreacting nor under reacting to what is happening around us.  In light of that, council is implementing a few adjustments to our Sunday worship service.  Please note that we will be continuing to monitor the situation and do our best to communicate updates. 

  • Announcements will be made weekly after God's Greeting that our Mutual Greeting is non-physical.  A wave or verbal greetings being sufficient. 
  • Offerings will be announced at the end of the service.  Deacons or offering boxes will be placed in the back for people to give as they leave. 
  • Greeters and Ushers will move to the North and South entrances to stand and open doors before the service to help avoid touching door handles. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be placed towards the front of the aisle for individuals to clean their hands before taking communion.  Elders preparing communion will be required to sanitize themselves, and potentially, with gloves on, hand out the bread to those coming forward.   Elders willl relieve themselves of duty if they feel they are at risk. 
  • Leadership  encourages DISCERNMENT BY ALL.  If you feel sick, or have a child that may be sick we are encouraging you to stay home for the sake of protecting others.  Things like Coffee, Sunday School, Nursery and Children's Worship will continue as optional as long as we look out for one another.  Please err on the side of caution in these areas following the CDC's guidelines. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html.   Live streaming services and podcasting, mentioned above, have been expedited in development so those self quarantined or those second guessing their health can stay connected in a safe way. 

    As believers in Jesus, we are called to not be anxious about anything.  But with prayer and thanksgiving release our cares to Christ.  Likewise, we are called to give an answer for the hope that frees us from our anxiety.  So may we as a FAMILY IN CHRIST see these next few days, weeks, and months as opportunities to share the confidence we have in Christ.  May we be peacemakers in a world of tension. Remembering the fact that Jesus is still on the throne, He is still our Lord and Savior. 

Covid-19 UPDATE