Zengcuo'an is a famous tourist spot for online celebrities in Xiamen, China's eastern coastal Fujian Provicne. It is a small and exquisite church which is an important landmark, full of fashion and art.
After five months of expectation, Zengcuo'an Church was finally reopened on June 21, 2020. At 8 o'clock in the morning, the pastoral staff of the church began to prepare for the resumption, especially the prevention and control measures against COVID-19.
On the morning of June 21, 2020, the staff of Zengcuo'an Church prepared for the registration of attendees and temperature measurement.
Around 8:30, believers came to the church one after another. They cooperated with the arrangements, such as taking body temperature, wearing masks, showing health codes, and registering. Under the guidance of the reception staff, they sat down in an orderly manner.
Pastor Chen Miaozhen gave a sermon in Zengcuo'an Church on June 21, 2020.
At nine o'clock, the worship began. Pastor Chen Miaozhen shared on the theme of "Opening the Church and Meeting with Rejoicing". She encouraged the congregation to abide by the laws and regulations in the church and asked everyone to become a person of clean hands and pure hearts during this extraordinary time. Be cautious in life, do not speak freely, or be anxious. Only in this way can we live to the glory of Christ during this time when the pandemic has not yet been eliminated.
Brothers and sisters prayed and worshipped quietly in the Sunday service of Zengcuo'an Church on June 21, 2020.
Although the number that attended was not large, the entire worship service was held in an orderly manner. Brothers and sisters did not gather together, chat, shake hands or greet each other, but prayed and worshipped quietly until the end.
- Translated By Elaina Wu