aUSTIN OAKS CHURCH COVID-19 UPDATE
Our AOC staff and elders have continued to pray and look at the guidance being given on gathering together during theCOVID-19 quarantine as Titus 3:1-2 tells us, “Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.” Last week, Governor Greg Abbott said the Texas State Order to stay at home would be lifted on May 1, thus allowing businesses to begin utilizing 25% of their facility capacity. Churches are exempt from restrictions, so we could utilize even more space, but we are seeking to work with those in civil authority over us.
God’s Word guides us to reject fear and trust in Him. Trust in the Lord does not mean we test Him. Having faith does not mean we ignore reasonable guidance by health and governmental officials. To that end, we are going to continue to seek to safeguard the health and safety of our congregation and community by following the guidance being given. We are planning a partial reopening for May 3, with limited attendees, and will continue to monitor and make any adjustments if needed. Please see our FAQs below for specific details related to our reopening process.