Grace and peace from God the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ.
Our hope and trust is in Christ our Lord, who is Lord of heaven and earth. As more is learned about the new (Corona/COVID-19) virus, the recommendations concerning the prevention of its spread by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and our government, are changing daily. The newest recommendation is no gatherings of 10+ people. We (your Pastor and Council) have been listening, researching, and praying. We have prayerfully discerned that a faithful, reasonable, and responsible response, is to cancel all congregational Worship, and Fellowship activities until Palm Sunday. No external groups will be able to meet in or utilize our building until after Easter Sunday.
• All Sunday and midweek worship services, meals, and meetings are canceled. We plan to resume our Divine Worship together on Palm Sunday.
• The Office will remain open to conduct normal business duties.
• Pastoral visitation will be for pastoral emergencies only. Please contact the Pastor on his cell phone.
• Until we are able to gather together again for worship and fellowship, please continue to pray for those on our prayer list, all healthcare workers, and all first responders.
• On Sunday mornings at 10:30, Pastor will provide readings and message using live stream on our members page.
• Updates will be given utilizing our Facebook page, Members page, and our Member Caller system, as needed and available.
• Contributions/Offering can be mailed or dropped off at the Church Office during business hours.
We take these precautionary measures not out of fear or panic, but out of love for our neighbor…and our love for each other. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Pastor or any Council Member.
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4-7 ESV)
For God, who
said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to
give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus
Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the
surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. (2Corrinthians 4:6-9)
In Christ’s Love,
Pastor Tim Bean