As the province of Ontario enters step one of the reopening of different restrictions that have been in place, outdoor religious services is one of the restrictions that will be changed. We as elders are, and have been in prayer about this and feel that it would be a wonderful opportunity to once again meet together. This letter will outline how we plan to proceed with the meetings at this time until more restrictions are lifted. At present we are going to continue with the conference call meetings on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening from our homes. Starting this Sunday evening, June 13/2021 at 7 pm, we are going to have an outdoor service in the parking lot of the Chapel(Lord willing). We ask that each family would bring their own lawn chairs. There will be an area marked in the parking lot where we will have our “outdoor auditorium”. Parking of the vehicles will take place around the West and North perimeter of the parking lot. You will be directed where to park and we are asking that everyone back their vehicles into their parking space for better safety when leaving the meeting. Under the restrictions, we still need to physical distance, so each “bubble” will have to be 2 meters apart. The ushers will direct each family where to sit and we do ask that you try to maintain the physical distance while at the meeting. If you wish, you may stay in your vehicles and listen to the service on the FM station. At present you do not need to register to attend this meeting. We ask that those attending the service would wear a mask. Presently we are planning a time of singing, a Sunday school presentation and a short ministry time. Unfortunately due to government restrictions at this time, the amount of people that can congregate together in one place when not in a religious service is set at 10 people. This will inhibit our times of sweet fellowship after the meeting which we so dearly miss, so we will be asking those in attendance to find other places to fellowship within the set regulations, as we will have to disperse from the chapel property in a timely fashion when the meeting is over. If the weather is inclement or raining, we will cancel the evening service through email by 6 pm that evening. Please check your emails for cancelations. Our desire is that these meetings will be used of our Lord to bring glory to Himself and spiritual encouragement to us, His people. Let us continue to pray for one another, that the Lord would use these meetings, and for safety. Also continue to pray for our governments, that they would have wisdom and that more restrictions will be lifted for our meeting together. Let us praise our God for the opportunities and blessings we do have. If you have any questions, please contact one of the elders and be in prayer for each of these meetings.
On Sunday, June 13, 2021, we are planning a conference call service at 10 A.M. Also on Wednesday, June 16, there will be a conference call prayer meeting at 8 P.M. (If you become disconnected, dial 1 226 779 5342 to reconnect.)
If you have any questions, please contact our elders via the Contact Form. Continue to pray for one another.
Listowel Bible Chapel is a non-denominational, evangelical, Bible believing church located in Listowel Ontario. A local body of believers began meeting in Listowel in the late 1970s, and built the chapel in 1980. There is no ‘clergy’ at the Listowel Bible Chapel as we believe in the priesthood of all believers. Although there is no ‘clergy’, there is a plurality of Elders to over-see and guide the assembly. Our meeting together is based upon the simple pattern found in the New Testament.
*Please note as of September 6th 2015 the Evening Service will start at 7:00 PM.