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Covid-19 Update

An update from Caleb Bowman

July 10, 2020

Hey Calvary Baptist Church, on Friday, July 10, the emergency public health order for Sedgwick County requiring masks in public, went into effect. This temporary, emergency order is lawfully issued. In accordance with Romans 13:1-7 and 1 Peter 2:13-17, Calvary Baptist Church will be following this order and will ask everyone who attends to please wear a mask.

1 Peter 2:13 says, “Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors.” V. 15 says why we should obey the government – “For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.”

This is a matter of testimony. Our obedience is right because it shows a good testimony to the community.

While this order is not enforceable by criminal charges, fines, or civil penalties, we should still obey. We should not obey just to avoid punishment. We should obey because it’s the right thing to do.

I understand that wearing a mask and seeing others wear masks can cause anxiety and frustration. It makes communication difficult and diminishes the joy of fellowship because you cannot see a smile or notice the fullness of someone’s expression. We can overcome these obstacles to non-verbal communication by being more friendly with our words and intentional about speaking up so others feel welcome.

So this Sunday, please wear a mask when you come to church. There will be masks available for those who do not have their own. And of course we will continue streaming the service on line for those who would prefer to participate in the service from home.

It is my hope and prayer that all of us at Calvary Baptist Church will continue to show love and grace to one another and to the community around us. I’ll see you Sunday!



Additional information:

If you are high-risk or would prefer to stay home, please take advantage of our online resources.
The Livestream and the latest available bulletin can be found on the Watch page.
The Sermon Audio page includes audio from Sunday morning and Wednesday evening.

Sunday Morning and Sunday Evening are live streamed  on our Youtube Channel

In-person services:

The building is being thoroughly cleaned after each service by our team of janitors. In addition to normal cleaning throughout the week, immediately following each service, high traffic area surfaces are cleaned. 

If you are not feeling well or have had symptoms in the past few days, please stay home.

Masks and hand sanitizer are located near each entrance to the building.

The auditorium is limited to 50% capacity by blocking off every other pew. Please do not sit in the taped off pews. 

Overflow is available in the gym complete with a live video feed directly from the auditorium. 

Please follow social distancing guidelines while in the building.

Please wear a mask.

Please cough into your elbow.

Please wash your hands often.

We are grateful to be able to join together during this time!


Sick Kid Policy:

If your child has experienced any of the following in the last 24 hours:

  • Persistent cough
  • A fever over 100.4 F
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash

we ask that they not participate today.


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