Services Canceled March 15

A Special Message from Pastor Chris

Well, friends, I am missing you all and grieving that we will not be able to be together again this Sunday. But I would grieve even more if we came together as usual and ended up spreading the virus. For our younger members, COVID-19 would likely be no worse than a bad case of the flu. But for any over 60 or with a compromised immune system, COVID-19 could be deadly. I’ll forego the pleasure of your company for a few weeks in the cause of keeping us all healthy.

I wanted you to know that we’re making plans to keep everyone spiritually healthy, as well. Pastor Stephen will be delivering his sermon on Numbers 27 to a camera one day this week and we will post that on our website along with a recording of our Lenten candle litany for the week and links to YouTube videos of the hymns we would have sung together. I plan to do the same for this coming Sunday’s sermon, litany, and hymns.

I’m also researching websites offering daily devotionals with readings and prayer suggestions. I’ll be sending you all links of the good ones I find.

Meanwhile, please send me any prayer requests, especially joys, by e-mail, so we can all stay current with each other.

It’s mighty quiet at GSBC with no preschoolers at the building during the week. They, too, are being kept safe by staying home. Our recovery groups are proceeding cautiously with their meetings. I’ve asked them to pay particular attention to cleaning the building after they meet.

I continue to monitor the news of the spread of the virus and recommendations of how to help limit it. I’m not yet ready to cancel more Sundays but please keep in mind that this is a very real possibility.

Let’s all stay safe and well and we’ll get back to our normal way of doing things soon!
Pastor Chris