You have undoubtedly received many communications this week regarding the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation. We are monitoring the situation and will be following the recommendations of medical professionals and our governing authorities. The best information resource for this is the CDC.
We are planning to have our Sunday morning worship service as usual this Sunday morning, March 15 at 10:15 a.m. As usual, we will make a recording of the service available on our Facebook page and on our podcast later that day.
The Awana meetings on Wednesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 25 are canceled.
The best practices we should all be following include washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, wiping down surfaces and staying home if sick. The recommendation from governing authorities at this time is to cancel events which involve 250 or more people, so that does not pertain to our worship services. We think it prudent for those of our church family who are older, have underlying health conditions or are otherwise immunocompromised to consider staying home for now. Also, it is wise to avoid shaking hands. The elders will be meeting this Sunday morning to discuss further matters such as Awana.
The most important thing we can do, however, is pray. Lord willing, we will all do that this Sunday morning in our worship service. Pray for those who are sick and for wisdom for our leaders. Pray that God will work for good in all of this, and that people may turn to Him and find eternal hope in Christ.
One thing we absolutely must NOT do is become fearful and anxious. As we all recently heard from God’s Word:
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.
In God’s peace,