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A WORD FROM PASTOR REGARDING COVID-19
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
During this time of uncertainty, we can draw comfort and peace in these words of the psalmist. Your heavenly Father has everything under control. No matter how chaotic and crazy the world is around us, He who has created this world is still in charge of all things.
God is gracious. His love and mercy have been poured out on the world by the death of Jesus for the sins of all. This virus is merely a symptom of the greater sickness that we all face. But thanks be to God that Christ has forgiven our sin and given to us everlasting life by His death and resurrection.
As citizens of this world, we do our best to keep the Fourth Commandment and obey the governing authorities. The church will follow the guidelines and limit the number of people gathered together to receive the Gifts God has given us. For a while this means we will hold multiple services on Sunday so that everyone who desires to come may do so. The elders and I will be contacting people with the particulars soon. That being said, those who have concerns or do not wish to come during this time are not expected to do so.
Until things return to normal, continue to pray for one another, for those who are suffering, and for those in authority. Pray that the Lord would continue to lead and direct them and grant them help and healing. Pray also for one another, remembering the words of St. Paul:
“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:26-28).