This Sunday Morning 10-11AM: Kids Online Church Service
For the time being, we will be having a kids service every Sunday 10 am – 11 am via Zoom.
Join us for a time of worship, a lesson, and an interactive memory verse game. Hope to see you there!
To sign-up send an email to: [email protected]
Palm Sunday Morning 11AM: Online LIVESTREAM Church Service REWATCH:
This Sunday Evening: Connect Groups
Please meet with your respective Small groups! To discuss the above messages. Zoom meetings are a great option, contact Vadim to transition your small group to a Zoom meeting.
Celebrating this week:
Palm Sunday Morning - April 5 Update:
Dear RGT Church Members, friends and visitors,
We trust everyone of you is well. Let us continue to take comfort from the Lord and His Word.
During this coronavirus pandemic, so many issues have arisen, and we understand it has affected us as church going people. The way of life that we have been accustomed to, has drastically changed!!
I’m sure you have all read and heard about the positive as well as the negative situations happening around us due to the pandemic.
Upon receiving information and the severity of the coronavirus from Government, Assemblies of God leadership, our own Church Board together with church members who are active in the medical and law professions we took action.
Our church leadership decided quickly to not congregate at church as was instructed by officials and mandates that were given for us to follow. Things quickly evolved and more strict guidelines were issued. We took a stricter approach by not allowing even smaller groups to gather at church including to livestream etc. for the protection of the greater population, especially households with elderly parents and adults. The physical gathering of Connect Groups also was stopped. At this time we are receiving council from trusted leaders and are engaged in council among ourselves to make wise Godly decisions.
A reminder from Mark 12:31, The second is this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
Loving your neighbors is protecting them, not jeopardizing their health by exposing them to this deadly virus.
We decided to take the following course of action.
Due to the diversity of our members and Biblical upbringing, at this time RGT Church will postpone our Communion Service’s until further notice.
We do NOT want to cause division in the body of Christ (the church) by our actions taken OR not taken in the respect and observance in Remembrance of the Lords Supper.
Pastor George Davidiuk recommendation:
Regarding communion, it is wise to postpone it for 2 to 3 months because of the biblical instructions preventing contagious diseases.
The law of the need for isolation or quarantine superseded the mandate to gather in the synagogue.
In fact, the leper had to first show himself to the priest, said Jesus, before he was allowed back into the congregation. This demonstrates that the time in which we live with the coronavirus requires that we follow this biblical principle of quarantine, avoiding contagion by the disease.
Another point to make is that this quarantine is temporary. We are really talking about 2 to 3 months before we can congregate again and celebrate the Lord supper.
This principle of putting the health of our neighbor first also speaks to the fact that we must avoid congregating as a large assembly of people because this will only lead to more contagion.
PLEASE READ INFORMATION BELOW
All RGT Church related services including Sunday services at the church property have been cancelled until further notice. Please see our website rgtsf.org for information. You can also view livestream that will take place every Sunday at 11AM (providing no technical difficulties occur)
We encourage everyone to financially continue to support Russian Gospel Temple. God bless you as you give your tithes and offerings.
Please see our website. rgtsf.org for details for online giving.
Also if giving by check please make checks out to Russian Gospel Temple and contact our Treasurer Nikolay Mukha: (415) 860-1073 he will instruct you where to send checks.
God bless you!
Last updated Tuesday, March 31
Stay home except for essential needs
Everyone is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job.
Go out only for essentials
If you need to go out, stay at least 6 feet apart from other people.
You do not need to stay 6 feet apart from people who live in your household.
You may walk, bike or go for a run near your home. If you need to get into a car or on public transportation to go for a walk or run, you’re going too far.
Older adults and those with underlying health conditions are the most vulnerable to the virus.
Check in on people who might be vulnerable. Look out for anyone who may be isolated during this time. Call, email, or talk through the door.
Limit face-to-face interactions with anyone particularly vulnerable to coronavirus.
This order has been extended and expanded. It remains in effect until May 3. Public health officials may extend it in the future.
Updated Health Order
San Francisco’s order for people to stay safe at home was updated and broadened on March 31, 2020 in coordination with other Bay Area counties. This was necessary to help slow the spread of the virus and save lives. Our collective effort has so far been beneficial, but more is needed to prevent hospitals from being inundated. The main changes that take effect at midnight on March 31, 2020:
- Social distancing requirements are mandatory.
- Use of playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment, picnic areas, and barbecue areas is prohibited.
- Use of enclosed dog parks is prohibited. Open spaces that allow dogs, like Crissy Field are open.
- Use of shared recreational facilities like golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, and climbing walls is prohibited.
- Sports or activities that include the use of shared equipment, like frisbee, basketball, or soccer, may only be engaged in by members of the same household.
- Businesses that supply products needed for people to work from home are no longer essential businesses under the Order and must cease storefront sales to the public. Minimum basic operations and delivery directly to residences or businesses may continue.
- Essential businesses like grocery stores, banks, and pharmacies can remain open but must stop running the parts of their operations that are not essential. Employees who can work from home must do so.
- Essential businesses must put in place formal rules, a social distancing protocol, to ensure proper sanitation and to ensure that people stay a safe distance away from each other.
- Most construction must stop. There are exceptions for projects to help keep people safe and housed. Those include health care projects directly related to addressing the pandemic,
Leaving your home for essentials
Leave your home only to buy essential items like food and medicine. Limit your exposure to the virus. Limit the amount of time you are out of the house. Only have 1 person go out.
Transportation and travel
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You can travel in and out of the Bay Area only to perform essential activities, operate essential businesses, or to maintain essential governmental functions.
Otherwise, do not travel. Travel puts you and others in the community at risk.
Only essential businesses can be open during the coronavirus outbreak.
Find out what businesses are essential.
Health care and healthcare settings
Do not go to the emergency room of a hospital unless you are having an actual emergency.
Non-essential medical care like eye exams, teeth cleaning, and elective procedures must be cancelled or rescheduled.
If you are feeling sick, call your doctor, a nurse hotline, or an urgent care center.
Schools and childcare
All schools in San Francisco are closed.
SFUSD schools are closed through May 1.
Schools may provide distance learning to their students.
Find out more about schools and childcare during the coronavirus outbreak.
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