SAN ANTONIO — Following the announcement of a public health emergency by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg Friday, March 14, along with a ban on any gatherings of 500 persons or more, many churches are canceling their worship services.
Rather than meeting in person, churches are encouraging attendees to participate in online worship services.
Here is a running list of churches that have announced cancellations:
- The Archdiocese of San Antonio announced that it would be suspending public mass services. Additionally, all schools within the archdiocese will undergo remote teaching from March 23-April 3.
- Community Bible Church has canceled on-campus gatherings until March 24. Services will be live-streamed online.
- Concordia Church announced plans to switch to an online-only worship service format this weekend.
- CrossBridge Community Church will hold virtual services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, March 15.
- First Chinese Baptist Church has closed its campus and services will be available online.
- First Presbyterian Church has canceled services for Sunday, March 15 along with activities through next week. Video services will be streamed. Read the release here.
- Oak Hills Church announced that all on-campus weekend worship gatherings will be suspended until further notice. An online worship experience will continue to be provided at the regular service times. Read the full release here.
- River City Community Church has canceled all campus events and worship gathering through March 24. Service will be shown via live stream.
- St. Mark's Episcopal Church has canceled services for Sunday, March 14. A virtual Morning Prayer service will be held at 10 a.m.
- Wayside Chapel is canceling on-campus worship services at both locations for Sunday, March 15. Live streams of the 9:15 and 11 a.m. services are available here.
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