covid-19: update for 03.21.2020


ON WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK, THE DISCUSSION of the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States was around 7,500 people. Today is Saturday. The state of New York alone has nearly 12,000 cases with nearly 26,000 confirmed cases across the country and a total of more than 300,000 around the world*.

That said, we’re going to maintain our course of suspending services through April 5th. We are, however, very pleased to announce that we’ve been able to successfully add a LIVE STREAMING service to CCO’s ministry right here on our church website. Services will be LIVE tomorrow morning (03.22.2020) at 10:30amCST.

We’ll keep you posted about what we’ll be doing for this Wednesday evening since we had scheduled to watch the second half of the documentary, A Venture in Faith. TO BE CLEAR, WE WILL NOT HAVE OUR BUILDING OPEN DURING THESE LIVE STUDIES. Out of the interest of safety, we’re trying to stay ahead of the curve and allow this new term, “social distancing” to be helpful (which we believe it will be).

Another cool announcement is that pastor Jeremy will be publishing a series of studies to CCO’s app called, “1st Quarantine.” They’re short, more bite-sized studies on a variety of biblical texts and topics. We trust that these will continue once the pandemic crisis has passed. If you don’t yet have CCO’s app, CLICK HERE to get started.

In the midst of all of this, we know that God sees. He hears. He knows. He is aware of all of it. And He cares. This is why we can “cast our care upon Him”—because He cares for us. During this season of solitude, take advantage of the time afforded you. Get into the Word. Spend some time with the Savior. Soak it up; enjoy it. Grow in your faith. Learn the Word. Perhaps fast a day or two. Call a friend—set up a group chat with some friends from church and encourage one another in the Word.

We’re going to be confident that “this, too, shall pass.” And no matter what, since He changes not, God will still be God, and He’ll still be good.

*Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University