March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020
As we deal with the Coronavirus, I want to assure you that I am praying for you and I am consulting with medical professionals to help guide us through this tumultuous time.
We take the health and well-being of our congregation, as well as the community, seriously. Currently, we are not cancelling services, ministry meetings or activities, but we do encourage you and your family to use precautions appropriate for your personal health situation.
I want to share with you the proactive steps we will take while we worship together this Sunday to ensure the health and safety of our entire church family.
Sunday Worship Services
· We will have both worship services on Sunday, March 15, 2020
(7:30am & 10:30am).
· Please come prayed up, people are nervous, and some are scared we need to be praying. Please let’s have a worship environment of compassion, assurance and hope.
· Assuring faces and kind words are needed at a time like this, but we will smile and wave instead of shaking hands.
· Usually we take a moment to greet our neighbors during services, but we will not do this, but a smile and a kind word will be a great substitute during this time.
· All the areas of our church (from nursery to restrooms) are continually being sanitized and cleaned throughout the week and weekend and will be throughout the worship services.
· We are placing hand sanitizer at the main entrances and all around the church.
· We have postponed our Revival. Pastor Maurice Watson and I thought it was best since he would be traveling from Maryland. But we are committed to rescheduling it when the time is right.
If you don’t feel comfortable coming that is okay and I want to encourage you to watch online. I want to also encourage you that if you don’t come, Online giving is an easy method of giving your regular tithe/offering.
Click here (https://macedonia.breezechms.com/give/online) to give online for your convenience.
Click here (https://livestream.com/accounts/3643109/events/2057916) to watch online.
We need to be both careful and wise in how we care for ourselves and for our community, but we don’t need to live in fear or anxiety. As we respond to information as it becomes available, I want us to think about how it is the responsibility of the church to offer help and hope in difficult times. Let’s think about those around us who need our help. Do you have a neighbor who lives alone? Do you know someone with health issues that might need support? This is a chance to care for one another in ways that are practical and relational. Let’s pray for strength, wisdom and health for our community, and pray for our medical professionals and our leaders who are trying to make hard decisions for the good of everyone.
We will continue to monitor this situation and keep you updated on any changes on services or activities. My prayer is that we will continue to be the light and salt of the earth that God has made us to be so others will look at us during this time of uncertainty and see and experience the love of Jesus!
PEACE & LOVE,
Pastor John L. Brooks