Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
After much prayer and emotional wrestling, and out of an abundance of caution in this time of the Covid-19 outbreak, as all schools in Pennsylvania are closed to limit the spread of this virus, we are:
CANCELLING WORSHIP for tomorrow, March 15th,
CANCELLING the Wednesday MIDWEEK SERVICES AN SOUP,
CANCELLING the Men’s Breakfast Saturday, March 21st, and
CLOSING THE BUILDING for the week of March 14th – 21st for a deep cleaning.
We are also CANCELLING the BOWLING event on March 22nd.
We will determine in this coming week whether we are holding worship next Sunday, and in what format that may be.
This is a difficult decision. In times of uncertainty one of the things the church can provide is a place for people to gather to connect with and support one another. At the same time, we are trying to balance the needs to gather with the call of our church to care for each other and the world by limiting contact that can easily, and inadvertently, spread infection.
Please follow the directions of the CDC and PA Department of Health regarding social distancing and thorough hand washing procedures.
As best as possible, do not give into panic, but be responsible in your going out and your coming in, recognizing we need to live, we live in community, but there are ways we can mitigate the risk we pose to ourselves, our families, and our neighbors.
I may send out a resource in the morning with some thoughts and reflections for the day. Either way, be safe, be blessed, and in the words of Proverbs 3:5-6,
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In everything acknowledge Him, and He will guide your path.”
Pastor Karl Richard