CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE:
PASTORAL AND PRACTICAL CONCERNS
JESUS URGES US NOT TO BE AFRAID.
JESUS COMMANDS US TO LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR AS OURSELVES.
LOVING OUR NEIGHBOR = STAY AT HOME!
WANT TO HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR?
Donate to your local food pantry at NorthLight or Salvation Army
Mini-food pantry on front porch of St. Timothy's
St. James' School is feeding 100+ people per day with hot meals -- they need donations to keep doing this ministry!
Our ability to share God's love and to help one another will require a deeper level of mindfulness as we make our purchases and contract business. We know that group activities must be cancelled. In the days ahead, our connections with each other and with the world must take different forms than perhaps we are accustomed to: more phone calls and texts, more emails, more video chats.
1. We pray for ourselves and for the whole world, whether we are gathered or alone.
2. We keep a safe physical distance from each other so as not to share germs by coughing or sneezing.
3. We avoid touching our faces when possible, and make sure to wash or sanitize our hands whenever we touch shared objects or surfaces.
4. We check on those we know may be at increased risk of illness, including our neighbors and those who live alone.
5. We support those who may be struggling due to layoffs, business closures, or who otherwise cannot make ends meet by purchasing shelf-stable food items and taking them to food banks or dropping them off at the church to be distributed.
6. If you become ill or need help with food, or know someone who does, please call the church and leave a message. We will respond as soon as possible.
In all of this change and increased awareness of the fragility of life, God is with us.
Holy Eucharist at 8:00am and 10:30 is CANCELLED until May 3.
Church buildings and facilities are CLOSED UNTIL May 3.
Wednesday Evening Lenten Series: available via Zoom (contact us for login information: firstname.lastname@example.org)