SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022
Good news / bad news. Good news: we haven't needed to provide pretty much anything for updates in quite some time. Bad news: I have COVID-19. Again.
I tested negative twice in the past six days only to test positive yesterday. My wife tested positive one of the times that I tested negative. The thought was this: with her positive test, there wasn't much of a chance that I wouldn't have COVID, so I waited until Friday to get re-tested. I wanted to go out of my way to be extra cautious with Sunday morning on the proverbial horizon. If the test was negative, then great, go from there. Our pastoral team has spent half the week talking about what Sunday morning might look like one way or the other. With my positive test yesterday (along with a handful of other details), we deemed it best to shut it down and go with LIVE STREAMING for this weekend (10:00am instead of 9:00am for this Sunday).
It's already been an odd month—and an odd start to 2022! We had a wonderful guest speaker in Pastor Steve Marquez followed by a great Communion Service with Pastor Josh while Christi and I were out of town for our anniversary the following weekend. Weather-related issues last week...it's been a full month! But we're taking it for what it is: a season. There's no plan—not even much of any thought—to this being more than one Sunday morning's worth of services. While we all know that this current variant isn't nearly as dangerous as others, we also know that it's really contagious. I seriously don't want to "share the love" with anyone. We want Calvary Chapel to be a place to meet with Jesus rather than to contract COVID.
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There you go. I'd covet your prayers for myself and my family. We're doing ok, but this thing (even a second round of it!) really does take it out of you. I'll be sharing from my office tomorrow at 10:00am, so I hope you'll tune-in and join me. Here's to abounding in hope!
Romans 15:13 & 33,