From June 7, 2020, some churches in Suzhou, Jiangsu resumed Sunday services after months-long closure due to COVID-19. Beginning with last Sunday, all the churches in the city had been reopened. Except for Sunday services, all other meetings, gatherings, and group activities remain suspended.
The 51 meter-tall lakeside Dushu Lake Church held its first Sunday service since the lockdown began on service on June 7.
The pastoral staff, administrative board, and volunteers arrived at the church in advance to prepare for the service. According to their reservations, believers queued at a distance of one meter from each other, had their health codes scanned, and their temperature checked before entering the church.
The congregation took their seats according to their reservation numbers. More than 700 people attended two services.
On the same day, Shishan Church had an attendance of 474 for two services. The church held a communion service and on offering was also taken.
Six churches in Wujiang District were reopened.
On June 13 and 14, a speaker preached a sermon entitled, “Humble before the Most High God” in Gongxiang Church.
“I’m grateful for God’s grace that the first worship service in Gongxiang Church since the pandemic was held in an orderly and peaceful way. We will continue to take prevention measures and treasure the valuable opportunity of worshiping God in the holy temple,” said a co-worker.
- Translated by Karen Luo