Monday March 16, 2020
Dear SBFN Family,
The Apostle Paul encourages us in Ephesians, “Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” (6:18) First and foremost, my encouragement to all of us is that we continue to lift up our country, our world, and the Church in prayer during this time of great uncertainty and disruption.
1) As you know, information concerning the Coronavirus outbreak is changing from day to day, even hour to hour. We are doing our best to stay up to date on the latest information. My goal is to remain open and meeting for worship as long as possible. We will of course do this with the utmost attention to safe practices, such as those we had already implemented during worship yesterday.
2) I will be meeting with our church board tomorrow evening (Tuesday). During this time we will discuss where we go from here based on the most current recommendations. We cherish your prayers and your patience as we do our best to minister during these demanding times.
3) As we announced yesterday during our worship service, if you or a loved one is elderly or has a compromised immune system that makes it difficult or impossible for you to get out and get groceries and medicine, and you do not have family members close by who can help, please let the church know at 574-272-6466. We will work to get volunteers to pick up items that you need and deliver them to your home. Additionally, if you would like to help out by serving in this way, please leave your name and number.
Please watch for updates via e-mail and Facebook, and please pass along this information to those who may not have access to these updates.
Above all, remember to pray: “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and accomplishes much.” (James 5:16)
Following Jesus with you,