Dear Church Family,
I hope you are all feeling well and remaining hopeful during this stressful time. God is still good, powerful, merciful and able to meet the needs of our world. Please join me in praying for peace and hope in our community.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I want to share a few ways you can support our church and stay active in your faith in the coming days:
1. Pray. We may not be doctors or medical researchers working on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus, but when we pray, we join the cause of pushing back against the disease and all the anxiety people are feeling. Pray for the sick. Pray for protection for people in our community. Pray for doctors and nurses. Pray for government officials making decisions that affect our society. Pray that God would destroy the virus and spare humanity from its spread.
2. Stay in touch with one another. We may not be able to gather as a whole church family, but we can stay connected through phone calls, emails and social media. If God puts someone on your heart, reach out to them and make sure they are doing okay.
3. Help those in need. As needs arise in the church, we will do our best to connect those in need with people able to help. Call the church office if you are in need or if you have a service to offer. For example, one couple in the church has offered to do grocery shopping for anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable getting out. If that would be helpful to you, call the church.
4. Feel free to stop by. For now, the church building will remain open regular hours during the week (Monday through Thursday, 8:30 – 4:00). If you want to pray in the sanctuary or read a book in the library or talk with me or just get out of your house, you are welcome here. We can’t gather in large groups, but you can still come to church and feel safe here.