March 19 Update

Rose Hill family,

 

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, and the concern surrounding it, we will not meet for worship at our church building for the foreseeable future. Instead, we will be holding our services online starting this Sunday, March 22. A link to the service will be made available on our website and Facebook page Sunday morning at 10:30 am. 


The online service will consist of a message and prayer. Due to copyright restrictions we are unable to air the music portion of the service at this time, but if you are interested I would encourage your family to find a way to worship in song together. We have made a service “setlist”—a list of songs we had planned for the service—available for this very purpose. Lyric videos and recordings of these songs may be tracked down online via YouTube and music streaming services. 


Though we are not able to meet in person, let’s remember that the church isn’t a building—it’s the people who normally meet inside of it! We are currently exploring ways that we can meet, worship and grow together virtually, and we will keep you updated along the way. 


We currently have two ways of giving remotely. You can give online at our website (www.rosehillefc.com/give) or by making a check payable to “Rose Hill Church” and sending it to our address, 12097 Rose Hill Road, Langford SD 57454. 


We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated via email and our website. Our deacons are praying for our church body regularly, and if you have any need at all—or know someone with a need—please don’t hesitate to contact me or a deacon.


In Christ,

Pastor Mike

March 14 Response to Covid-19

Dear Rose Hill Family,

 

Our deacons have been closely monitoring recommendations from the South Dakota Department of Health regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in South Dakota. The cases in South Dakota have been extremely limited and as I’m writing this email, there are zero known cases in our surrounding communities. 


Starting this Sunday we have decided to take the following steps to keep our church family and community safe:

  • We will hold only the 10:30 am worship service for the time being. There will be no Sunday School during the 9:30 am hour, and we will not offer nursery care during the service.
  • We have placed extra hand sanitizer throughout the church building.  
  • For the next few weeks, we will encourage greeting one another with a wave or a smile, instead of handshaking.  
  • We will not be passing around the offering plate. You will have the option of giving at the back of the church as you’re leaving or online at www.rosehillefc.com/give. 
  • We will not be serving snacks in the kitchen for the next few weeks.
  • The message and bulletin will be made available shortly after the live service, online at our website www.rosehillefc.com/media.

During this season, we ask that if you or anyone in your household feels sick in any way, please stay home. 


We wanted to let you know that we are working hard to maintain a clean and safe environment during this season. Please note that all future information regarding COVID-19 and any potential disruptions to Rose Hill programming or activities will be communicated through the website and email.  You can find more information about the statewide response from SDDOH website at https://doh.sd.gov/news/Coronavirus.aspx.

 

I ask that you continue to pray with us for our world, our community, and our church body during this time of much fear and panic. I’m comforted by the truth that our Creator is still working and sustaining us, and none of this surprises Him.

 

In Christ,

Pastor Mike