Dear ESP Members and Friends,
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we continue to monitor the developments and recommendations carefully. This morning Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency in Ontario. Among other things, the Province has banned public events of over 50 people, including parades, events and services within places of worship until March 31, 2020.
We acknowledge and appreciate the efforts being undertaken by governments abroad and in Ontario to implement measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. We intend to comply with the directives and as such, we are taking the following measures effective immediately until March 31, 2020:
• Sunday in person services are cancelled. We will however live stream on our ESP Worship Centre Facebook page at 10:00am going forward.
• Super Sunday scheduled for March 22nd is cancelled
• All ministry group services, meetings and activities are cancelled
• The Easter concert scheduled for April 10th is cancelled
We have received a number of enquires about online giving. This continues to be available through our website for one-time giving as well as recurring giving. Please click here to give. We have partnered with CanadaHelps to provide a safe and secure giving platform.
As we navigate these uncertain times together, we encourage you to remain strong in your faith. Please ensure you follow the recommended best practices but let us remember that our trust and hope is in the Lord. We are not aware of any members or friends of ESP who have been affected with COVID-19. We will continue in prayer for our members, our City and all impacted by COVID-19. During this time, we encourage you to check in with each other and in particular with the elderly in the church and community.
As we continually monitor the COVID-19 situation, we will provide
further updates as necessary on this page.
Rev. Joseph Persaud, Senior Pastor
East Scarborough Church of God