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Coronavirus Update Page

August 1, 2020:

There are no state-wide or Mat-Su Borough mandates in place at this time. All former mandates remain recommendations.

Click here for the latest updates bout Phase 3/4 from the governor’s office about the “Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan.”

May 24, 2020:
Dear Church Family,

We are thankful to God for the continued positive reports concerning the Covid-19 crisis.  On May 24, 2020 we will be resuming the evening services, and on Sunday, May 31, 2020 we will resume Sunday School again.  We will be mindful of the sanitary and social distancing recommendations all the while.

Click here for the latest updates about going to Phase 3 from the governor’s office about the “Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan”.


May 8, 2020:
Dear Church Family,

Today I am writing to let you know that we will be resuming limited public services on Sunday, May 10!  While things will temporarily be different than they were before the pandemic, it will be worth it just to be together!  We will be seeking to fulfill the Lord’s mandates as well as honor our civic leaders in the following ways.

Starting on May 10, we will be holding one morning service at 11:00 AM, allowing for time before and after the services for cleaning and sanitizing the building.  Because of the need to social distance, every other pew will be closed, and everyone in attendance will be asked to maintain minimum separation of six feet between others in their pew who are not in their immediate household. The same standards of social distance will need to be maintained as people enter and leave the building. The state of Alaska has encouraged the elderly and those with compromised immune systems to remain at home, and so we understand if you need to do that.  At this time, we do not have an online streaming church service.  I recommend listening to and watching sermons at Faith Baptist Church in Smithville, MO (www.FaithBaptistSmithville.org).

I know all of this won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. Be aware of the following details as well:

1. The building will be thoroughly sanitized before and after services.

2. The auditorium entry doors will be propped open, and a volunteer will open the exterior door for you as you enter and leave.

3. Consider taking your temperature before attending and wearing a face covering while in the building.

4. Hand sanitizer will be available, but everyone will be encouraged to bring and use their own.  Handwashing can also be done in the restrooms.We will not be offering any children’s ministries at this time, including nursery.Offering receptacles will be available at the back of the auditorium rather than passing offering plates.

5. Potlucks and other meals will not be conducted until restrictions are lifted in this regard.

6. Communion will be served on June 7 using the sanitary means as suggested by the DHHS Guidance.

7. Services will end with an orderly dismissal, enabling us to social distance and fellowship outside.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting will also resume in the auditorium on May 13, at 6:30 PM.  There will be no Summit Bible Club class or nursery, but children may recite their verses to Mrs. Schrepfer while at church.

While this is a long list, it isn’t exhaustive. This should give you a good idea of how we plan to begin to meet again. You are probably wondering about additional services. We are hoping to begin an evening service once again starting May 24, but it will depend on continued guidance from our elected officials and how well things go with our morning services. Returning to holding all our other normal ministries is not likely to happen until the governor declares the state of Alaska to be in Phase Five. We pray that will occur sometime this summer.

Finally, I want to remind our church family to be gracious in response to the many decisions that are being made in relationship to this pandemic. I have appreciated the way that some of you have expressed your love and support to me during these challenging times. Remember, none of our leaders are perfect or omniscient. Time will reveal which decisions made by both elected and spiritual leaders were wise, and which ones were unwise. Even in our church body there are numerous opinions that range from one end of the spectrum to the other. Wherever you land on that spectrum, I trust that you will respond graciously to others that may not agree with you. Romans 14 provides us with great principles to practice when we disagree with other believers. Be sure to read it and practice its principles.

Feel free to email or call me if you have any questions about the plans. Continue to pray for one another. Lord willing, we look forward to seeing you soon!

By His Grace,

Pastor Schrepfer

In compliance with the Reopen Alaska Responsibility Plan, any person with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 may not enter the premises.


May 8, 2020 ~ Click here for the latest updates about going to Phase 2 from the governor’s office about the “Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan”.


April 25, 2020 ~ Click here for the latest updates from the governor’s office about the “Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan”  Since we are a church of more than 20, Pioneer Peak Baptist Church continues to pray for our state and local government that we may move on to Phase 2 and then Phase 3 and beyond as quickly as possible so that we may return to in-person church services.


March 28, 2020 ~ Due to the current shelter-at-home Health Mandates, there will be no in-person church services or activities until further notice. Sunday Sermons and Wednesday Night Devotionals can be viewed here on the website in the mean-time.

Please pray for our church, our government leaders, and our country at this time of uncertainty. God is still on the throne! Please check your email or on this website for updates and on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights for a sermon from Pastor Schrepfer!


March 18, 2020 ~ Due to the current recommendations of no groups over 10, there will be no in-person church services until April 1. This could change depending on how this virus plays out. Please pray for our church, our government leaders, and our country at this time of uncertainty. God is still on the throne! Please check your email or on this website for updates and on Sunday morning for a sermon from Pastor Schrepfer!

Good Friday

 

Today is Good Friday, the day that Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for the sins of the world. When He died, the transaction was complete. “It is finished” (John 19:30).


3  He is despised and rejected of men;
A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
And we hid as it were our faces from him;
He was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4  Surely he hath borne our griefs,
And carried our sorrows:
Yet we did esteem him stricken,
Smitten of God, and afflicted.
5  But he was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities:
The chastisement of our peace was upon him;
And with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:3–5

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We believe in…

Redemption from Sin

We believe that the only escape from the condemnation of sin is through the redemption wrought by Jesus Christ, when He voluntarily took upon Him a human body and nature, yet without sin and by His suffering, death and resurrection made full satisfaction to the justice of God for the sin of man; His resurrection being the proof. The blessings of this salvation are given on the grounds of grace to all who believe and therefore confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. It is the immediate duty of all to accept these offers of mercy (John 1:1-3143:1-7Hebrews 10:4-14Acts 16:30-33Isaiah 53:51 Peter 3:18Romans 10:9).

Justification by Faith

We believe that justification is a judicial act of God, whereby a believing sinner is declared righteous. It is a declarative act and not a making righteous. Justification is possible on the grounds that Christ satisfied the moral law of God when He died on the cross. It originates in grace and is appropriated by faith. Justification means the believer bas been in court and though guilty, God’s verdict is “not guilty” (Romans 3:24284:1-85:1I Corinthians 1:30Acts 13:39).

Salvation by Grace

We believe that salivation is a gift of God, brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. We believe that faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation from sin and this salvation is wholly by grace; that no works, however good, make the salvation more secure. Our position is: “saved by grace through faith, plus nothing” (Acts 16:31Ephesians 2:89Titus 3:5-7Romans 11:6Hebrews 9:22).

(These statements are from our Confession of Faith.)

“What Can I Give Him?” Christmas Play (Pictures)

We hope you got to come to our special Christmas Play on Sunday, December 17, at 5:30 p.m.  We were blessed with important truths, and beautiful fellowship.

“What Can I Give Him” is a Christmas play written especially for small congregations by Deb Brammer, BMM missionary and Christian author.  Thank you, Deb!

(www.DebBrammer.com)

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