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A Letter from our Pastor on COVID-19
Greetings in the name of Jesus who declared through the disciple that he loved, the Apostle John, that there is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear. (1 John 4:18)
We are living in a time right now, in our world and country, where fear is really gripping a lot of people. With the spread of COVID-19 around the world, and the deaths that have resulted in some cases, there is certainly reason to be aware of, and concerned for, the health and well-being of our loved ones and ourselves. Having said that, I also appeal to us to be keenly aware of our King, Jesus, and what He said to us through the Apostle John as I noted above. I think we have been given an opportunity to show the love of Jesus to people who are scared to death with what is currently happening around the world and right here in Indiana. We have an opportunity to not only love and serve those who have been directly impacted by this virus, but to also love and serve those who are living in fear.
I invite you to join me in asking Jesus to empower us through the Holy Spirit to be people who look, act and sound like Jesus. Let us be those who look out for the interests of others and not merely our own interests. Followers of Jesus should not be those who hoard basic supplies and thereby prevent others from being able to access them because the stores are sold out. If indeed we truly trust Jesus for our future both now and eternally, we should be the most peace-filled and compassionate people on the planet!
Having said that we also need to be wise and responsible. So, we should do all we can to protect others and ourselves from contributing to the spread of COVID-19. Ways we can do this is by following the directives found in these two links. One is for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the other is the Indiana State Department of Health.
Of course where there is less people there is a lessor likelihood of the transmission of COVID-19, so we are all being called upon to be careful about attending large mass gatherings of people. Does that apply to communities of faith gathering for worship on their days of worship? It could. Most churches around our country are finding ways to worship with one another outside of their church buildings.
At this time, we are meeting via Zoom each Sunday morning at 10am. If you would like to join us, you may use the "Click Here" button above and we will add you to our email list. From then on you will receive a link each week, prior to our Sunday morning Zoom message. We look forward to you joining us!
We will get through this as a local community, nation and global community. But let us not waste an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus and, maybe most importantly, to model an attitude of love over fear and preferring others over ourselves.
(If possible, you might also find it interesting to check out this link to learn a little bit more about how the church in ages past have risen to the occasion during various plagues.)
It is a blessing to serve you!