THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020
It’s been two full weeks since we’ve provided an update. The reason? Not much for further updates. For today? Still not much for news. We’re cautiously optimistic like most everyone else about getting the proverbial band back together and resuming our in-person times of fellowship (what a weird sentence). FOR NOW, we’ll continue our current course of action.
I made a comment about this last night before we started our midweek Bible study. Essentially, when we come to the conclusion that we can and should start meeting again, we want to be clear that those with compromised immune systems / preexisting health issues should feel more than free to wait to return until they feel really comfortable doing so. The same thing would apply for EVERYONE—if you don’t feel comfortable getting back into the mix of public life, stay home for a while longer. As always, if you’re not feeling well, stay home! We love you and you’ll be missed, but we do want to make sure everyone is well. This is still AT LEAST another week away, but I want to make sure we’re clear on that: there’s no pressure.
In the meantime, I trust you’ll all enjoying the quiet time. I had a conversation with one of our church members via text recently and they gave the observation that this time at home has shown how much we need to rely upon God and how we apparently are just fine without many of the creature comforts we normally crave. These are good realizations and they’ll be important lessons after COVID-19 has finally run its course.
While we’ve been on lockdown-mode, we’ve been able to tackle a few different projects in the church building. I should add that when it’s time to get together again, we’re going to seek to put together some sort of cleaning day at the church to get things in shape for all of our families. We will keep you posted there, too.
Here’s a quick little blessing from the Psalms as a note of encouragement:
BE OF GOOD COURAGE,
AND HE SHALL STRENGTHEN
ALL YOU WHO HOPE IN THE LORD.
- PSALM 31:24
Tons of blessing,