Our Response to COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19

Updated March 19, 2020

Dear Graeber Road Family, 

The elders are sure you are aware that Governor Abbott issued an order preventing meeting in groups greater than ten people earlier today. This information obviously changes our plan we had designed for Sunday worship. In order to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order we will be unable to physically meet together on Sunday morning. Your elders and preachers met at some length earlier this evening to consider this new information and look for alternatives. This decision was extremely difficult but we feel we must suspend public meeting in order to satisfy the Governor’s Order and keep our members and extended family safe. We will continue this only for as long as it is required by our leaders and deemed absolutely necessary. 

We are reminded that early New Testament Christians had to flee persecution due to Roman and Jewish persecution (Acts 8:1-3). We know these early Christians would have preferred to continue meeting together, but in response to a matter of physical safety and wellbeing they fled Jerusalem and had to gather and worship in small groups, homes, and family units. 

Andy, Troy, and the elders are working on providing worship content that we can view on Youtube together Sunday morning. It is our intention to provide electronic worship that we can view “together” at 10:00AM Sunday morning. You will be able to view this content by searching on YouTube: Graeber Road Church of Christ channel and viewing the worship service at 10:00AM. While we are physically separated and scattered, for a time, we will not be spiritually separated as we will be able to worship together by watching and participating in the worship service posted on YouTube. 

If you need communion supplies you may come to the office and pick some up for you and your family, you may also purchase what you need at the store, or you may call the church office and request someone bring it to you. You may also drop off or mail your contribution to the church office. 

If for some reason we are unable to master the technology and provide our digital/virtual worship please use the links we sent you and view the content provided by the Katy Church or one of the other sources we mentioned. Please be prayerful and patient as we work through these difficult situation. We look forward to seeing our entire church family reunited physically as soon as the situation permits. 

The Elders 

Graeber Road Church of Christ
1910 Graeber Rd
Rosenberg, TX 77471 


Updated March 17, 2020

Dear Graeber Road Family,

As we continue to monitor the situation regarding the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its projected impact on our country there is an increasing concern for preventing the spread of infection to those who are age vulnerable or immune-compromised. In our best efforts to protect others, we will be canceling all activities of the Graeber Road Church of Christ except our morning worship on the Lord’s Day.

This will include Sunday Bible Class, Sunday PM Worship, Wednesday Night Bible Class and Devotional, Ladies Bible Class, Women of Faith, Teen Devotionals, and Retreats for the next three weeks continuing through April 5, 2020.

If you are not able to be physically present for worship please consider viewing the live stream feed from the Katy Church of Christ at (https://katychurchofchrist.com/live/) . Another source of sound scriptural content can be found by viewing “In Search of the Lord’s Way” (https://www.searchtv.org/) on local cable channels or programming from the Gospel Broadcasting Network (https://gbntv.org/).

SUNDAY WORSHIP

We will meet for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00AM. Even though we will continue to assemble on the Lord’s Day, we want to do that in a way that is as safe as possible for everyone involved. We want to maintain “social distance” as has been recommended to us by medical experts. We will suspend hugging and handshaking as we are accustomed. Instead, we will “bump elbows”, salute, wave, or smile.

Communion – We will partake of communion by using prepackaged communion cups. We will provide the prepackaged communion cups at the beginning of worship so everyone will have theirs ready when time to observe the Lord’s supper.

Offering – It is important that we continue to make our offerings as we are prospered and have purposed. The Lord’s work continues in this world even if it seems as if the world is stopping. If you are not able to bring your offering personally to services, you may mail it to the church office or contact the office to make other arrangements.

In the coming days, if you feel remotely sick or are exposed to another person who may be infected, you are encouraged to serve your brethren by staying home, studying your Bible on your own, and catching some of the online content previously mentioned.

Know that your elders believe the teaching in Hebrews 10:24-25 (24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. NKJV ) We are not encouraging anyone to willfully forsake the weekly assembly , and we don’t want anyone to feel that you are unfaithful if you decide not to attend because of the current situation. Use your best judgment. We are trying to lead the Graeber Road flock with care and safety. In the midst of a very fluid situation, these changes will be in effect for the time being. It is our prayer that these measures are necessary only for a very short time. In our unsure world today we need more of God, not less. Please be intentional in your families that this time draws you closer to Him rather than farther away. Your elders love you and are praying for the wellbeing of our congregation, our nation, and our world.

The Elders

Graeber Road Church of Christ
1910 Graeber Rd
Rosenberg, TX 77471

Cary Dwyer, David Laman, Steve Laman, Roy Ross, Doug Thompson, Doug Young